Environmental Science, M.Sc. | University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science | Cambridge, United States
48 months
1769 USD/credit 13267 USD/year
1769 USD/credit 13267 USD/year
811 USD/credit 6082 USD/year
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This Environmental Science program from University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science provides broad but comprehensive training in the environmental sciences. 


Key Features

It is clear that some students do not wish to specialize to the extent the other areas of specialization require, but would like to gain experience and take courses in a variety of scientific, economic, and social disciplines related to the environment. 

This Environmental Science program from University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science provides students the opportunity to formulate their program of study to best fit their expansive interests by taking courses in the disciples listed below (see masters and doctoral requirements for specific information). Training in these distribution areas are also extremely appropriate for students wishing to specialize in environmental management.


UMCES has been committed to graduate education for more than 35 years. Faculty members teach and mentor MS and PhD students. Historically, students have received degrees and diplomas from degree-granting institutions in the University of Maryland System (USM), primarily from the University of Maryland College Park (UMCP).

In 2012-13, the Board of Regents and Maryland General Assembly authorized UMCES to become a degree-granting institution within the USM. To do so, UMCES initiated an accreditation process with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and submitted its Accreditation Readiness Report (ARR) in August 2013. Acceptance of the ARR by MSCHE advanced UMCES to Candidacy for accreditation, which allows UMCES to award graduate degrees. The first MS and PhD degrees were jointly awarded with UMCP in May 2014. UMCES submitted its Self-Study Design to MSCHE in October 2014. Its approval was followed by initiation of self-study, with completion scheduled by summer 2015. Final evaluation by MSCHE is anticipated in winter 2015-16. If approved, UMCES will then be fully accredited.

Programme Structure

The relevant graduate training will provide advanced courses in four distribution areas:

  • Biology - Courses in the biological sciences in which the emphasis is on ecology, especially at the population, community, and ecosystem levels.
  • Chemistry - Courses in chemistry as applied to organisms or to the environment, with an emphasis on pollution/environmental toxicology courses.
  • Physical Sciences and Technology - Courses dealing with the physical world or with the application of physical principles or technology to biological or environmental problems. 
  • Management, Economics, and Policy - Courses dealing with the interaction of economic, legal, political, and/or social institutions with the biological, chemical, or physical environment.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

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30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts of all college-level work.
  • A brief essay clearly defining areas of research interest and research objectives (preferably including the Foundation of interest). The essay should not be in outline form.
  • A current CV or resume.
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the academic work of the applicant.
  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores *Optional
  • International Applicants: Most international applicants will be required to submit TOEFL or IELTS exam scores. Should you have any questions as to whether you are exempt, please contact the appropriate graduate school.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13267 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1769 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    13267 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1769 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    6082 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 811 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

1814 - 3756 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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