M.Sc. On Campus

Environmental Science

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

48 months
1625 USD/credit 12187 USD/year
1625 USD/credit 12187 USD/year
731 USD/credit 5482 USD/year
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University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Environmental Science - This Area of Specialization provides broad but comprehensive training in the environmental sciences. 


The relevant graduate training will provide advanced Environmental Science 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 - University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science 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.


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

Courses included:

  • Statistics/Biostatistics 
  • Computer Science or Computer Applications
  • Experimental Design and Analysis and in Scientific Writing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

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 AOS(s) of interest). The essay should be carefully prepared, not in outline form, and will assist with identification of an academic advisor should the applicant be judged admissible.
  • A current CV or resume.
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the academic work of the applicant.
  • Official Graduate Record Examination Scores (Only the General Test is required)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12187 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1625 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    12187 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1625 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    5482 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 731 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.


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