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Environmental Science and Policy with a focus in Applied Environmental Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Applied Environmental Science focus provides you with rigorous training and first-hand experience in the application of a variety of scientific principles and techniques in biology, chemistry, geology, remote sensing and geographic information systems. Students pursuing this track can explore such pressing topics as water resource use and management (groundwater, surface water, marine), habitat and species conservation, and the impacts of development and land use change on terrestrial, aquatic and wetland resources. Particular attention is paid to the unique challenges facing the Gulf Coast and central Florida region. Students graduating with a focus in Applied Environmental Science will be experienced environmental scientists, prepared to tackle pressing ecological and environmental problems from a variety of approaches. Potential employers range from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the Florida Wildlife Research Institute, state’s water management districts, to private engineering and environmental consulting firms, and non-profit environmental agencies.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Seminar in Environmental Science
  • Perspectives on Environmental Thought 
  • Statistical Methods 
  • Seminar in Environmental Policy 
  • Environmental Geology 
  • Ecological Methods 
  • Environmental Chemistry 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited undergraduate institution with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and be able to demonstrate an appropriate undergraduate background in the disciplines supporting the applied environmental sciences. The program’s Graduate Committee will review all applications to determine adequacy of undergraduate backgrounds.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    871 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 871 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    871 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 871 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    425 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 425 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Saint Petersburg

  • 1132 - 1750 USD/month
    Living Costs

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