Environmental Studies

California State University Fullerton

24 months
7176 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Environmental Studies degree is designed to prepare students to enter or advance in careers in the environmental field. 


The program provides students with a plan of study that integrates knowledge and approaches to complex problems from various fields in the sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities to meet the students’ individual career goals. This highly individualized and transdisciplinary approach provides a distinctive learning experience for Environmental Studies students. Upon completion of the program, students should be able to: analyze environmental issues through social, economic and ecological lenses; apply quantitative and qualitative methods as appropriate to environmental research; and utilize information resources and technology to organize and evaluate environmental research.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Sustainability Projects 
  • Environmental Issues and Approaches 
  • Environmental Evaluation and Protection 
  • Environmental Research and Analysis 
  • Environmental Statistics 
  • Profesional Practice in Environmental Studies
  • Selected Topics in Environmental Problems 
  • Internship in Environmental Studies 
  • Project 
  • Thesis
  • Independent Graduate Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You are eligible to apply as a graduate student if you have earned a degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree.
  • the equivalent of at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale is recommended.
  • After applying to the University, you will need to send transcripts showing proof of your previous education. In the United States, the academic record is called a "transcript."
  • Cal State Fullerton does not offer financial aid or assistance to international students. International student applicants must submit the International Student Financial Affidavit of Support, proof of funding (bank statement or sponsor letter) and a passport copy.

Tuition Fee

  • In-State

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3588 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • Non-Resident Tuition Fee - $396.00


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Environmental Studies
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