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Environmental Health Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 27 months
    Duration
University rank #305 (QS) , MA,
Students in the Environmental Health Sciences MS program offered by the University of Massachusetts Amherst should have previous training in the basic sciences. Undergraduate major degrees are usually in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, or environmental sciences (or any of the sub disciplines – e.g. biochemistry).

About

Students in the Environmental Health Sciences MS program offered by the University of Massachusetts Amherst are strongly focused on specific research studies of interest, and have identified a faculty mentor willing to support their research project in Environmental Health Sciences.

A successful student will leave the program with expertise in a number of disciplines, as well as specific training in one of three broad concentrations: Environmental & Molecular Epidemiology, Environmental Monitoring & Exposure Science, or Environmental Toxicology.

Programme Structure

 MS students must complete:

  • three public health core courses
  • four core environmental health sciences courses
  • electives (nine to eighteen credits in total)
  • a thesis (nine credits)

The M.S. degree is typically completed in four semesters plus the intervening summer. A minimum of 42 credits is required.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 27 months
    • Duration description
      The M.S. degree is typically completed in four semesters plus the intervening summer.
  • Credits
    42 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • All applicants must take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). 
  • Foreign applicants must also take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The minimum TOEFL score is 600 or better for the paper-based exam or a score of 90 or better for the internet-based exam. The Graduate School also requires a minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 grading scale.
  • Admission is based on the applicant’s grades in undergraduate and graduate courses; test scores; letters of recommendation; and the applicant’s personal statement. They must also have adequate undergraduate preparation (cumulative grade point average of B or better) in the basic sciences.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3848 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3848 USD per credit and a duration of 27 months.
  • National

    2021 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2021 USD per credit and a duration of 27 months.
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Living costs for Amherst Center

  • 1228 - 2550 USD/month
    Living Costs

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