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Human Environmental Sciences, M.Sc.

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The thesis option requires a minimum of 30 semester hours. Of those 30 hours, six semester hours of thesis research are required and at least 12 hours of course work must originate within the area of concentration. Students must also take at least one course each in graduate statistics and research methods.

Non-thesis Option:The non-thesis option is available for students in any concentration who are pursuing their degree through distance education. Students may take any or all of their courses online. The non-thesis option requires a minimum of 33 semester hours of graduate level course work. A minimum of 15 of the semester hours must originate in the student’s area of concentration. Students must also take at least one course each in graduate statistics and research methods. Non-thesis track students are required to pass both written and oral comprehensive exams. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with their advisers and the program website for the sequencing and availability of distance education courses offered by the School of Human Environmental Sciences.


The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 4

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 4 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

  • Requirements for the Master of Science Degree:The School of Human Environmental Sciences requires that at least 50 percent of the course requirements be earned from courses at the 5000 or 6000 level. This degree allows for a thesis and non-thesis option. Students who have research assistantships funded by the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station are required to participate in the thesis option. The thesis option is also recommended for students who plan to continue their education beyond the Master of Science degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1138 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1138 USD per credit and a duration of .
  • National

    421 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 421 USD per credit and a duration of .
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Living costs for Fayetteville

  • 930 - 1350 USD/month
    Living Costs

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