Human Environmental Sciences

The University of Alabama

M.Sc. Online
12 months
394 USD/credit
394 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Through the College of Human Environmental Sciences, you may earn a master's degree in general studies completely at a distance. Faculty members will help you select courses that will enable you to achieve your unique career goals. You may propose an innovative program of study, focusing on one or more areas within the College.


Do you want a broad education that can help you maximize your career opportunities? An online Master of Science in Human Environmental Sciences in General Studies may be just what you have been looking for. Join the Crimson Tide family and earn the degree you need to get ahead through Bama By Distance and the College of Human Environmental Sciences! This program is available completely online and is taught by the same faculty who teach on campus at The University of Alabama.

The online MS in General Studies will allow you the freedom to develop an intriguing program of study in more than one area of Human Environmental Sciences. Although not required for General Studies, you may choose specialty areas such as Consumer Quality Management, Family Financial Planning and Counseling, Hospitality Management or Interactive Technology to gain greater knowledge and competency in a specific area.

UA’s distinguished faulty members will guide you as you select the program of study that will enable you to achieve your unique career goals. This program can be tailored to strengthen your professional skills in order to enhance your current career or increase your options for finding a new direction.

This 30-hour program gives the student with specific career goals an opportunity to develop an innovative program of study with a focus on at least one area within the College. Each student majoring in general human environmental sciences is expected to file a program of study, which must be approved by an academic advisor.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Personal Insurance Planning and Management
  • Consumer Protection
  • Personal Investment Planning and Management
  • Consumer Management Quality Assurance
  • Consumer Quality Management Facilitation Skills
  • Consumer Quality Management Systems
  • Customer Service
  • Consumer Conflict Resolution
  • Personal Income Tax Management Planning
  • Cognition, Strategies, and Technology
  • Digital Tools
  • Multimedia Design and Development
  • Introduction to Networking Systems
  • Coordination and Delivery of Information Using Digital Technology
  • Needs Assessment, Planning, and Evaluation
  • Entrepreneurship in Human Environmental Sciences
  • E-Commerce at the College of Human Environmental Sciences
  • Practicum
  • Consumer Management Human Capital
  • Special Problems in Consumer Affairs
  • Community Nutrition
  • Research Methods in Human Environmental Sciences
  • Advances in Health Promotion
  • Health Behavior
  • Health Promotion Techniques
  • Basic Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Non-thesis Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications accepted year round




30 alternative credits


  • Fully structured
  • No Attendance
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicant data sheet and statement of purpose
  • One transcript for each U.S. or international institution of higher education
  • Admissions test scores less than five years old 
  • The application fee is $65 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents and $80 for international applicants
  • Three letters of recommendation. 
  • Additional application materials (e.g., portfolios, writing samples, responses to essay questions, etc.) required by individual departments
  • International applicants must submit one certified copy in the native language along with certified precise word-for-word English translations of all transcripts, diplomas, and certificates of degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    394 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 394 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    394 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 394 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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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