Masters Program

Masters Programs

Prospective Students

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the M.S. degree program in Environmental Science and Technology, a student must:

  • Have earned a B.S. degree in a related field

  • Have achieved an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Have completed courses to fulfill the Basic Science Requirement:
    To meet the basic science requirement, a student must have completed a minimum of one semester of Calculus and a total of at least 20 credits in some combination of Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Mathematics (beyond Calculus I). Although courses in other areas of Science and Engineering may be helpful, they do not count toward the basic science requirement. If otherwise competitive students are within three credits of meeting the basic science requirement, they may in some cases be admitted on a provisional basis.

  • Have achieved competitive scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test

How to Apply

General information regarding the application process: Graduate School Admissions Page

Apply to the University of Maryland Graduate School: Online Graduate Application

Applicants are required to submit transcripts, GRE scores, a personal statement of research interests, and contact information for three references. Prospective students are encouraged to contact graduate faculty within their area of interest:

Fall
Semester Application
Deadline
Domestic December 15
International December 15
Spring
Semester Application
Deadline
Domestic October 6
International September 22

Current Students

M.S. Degree Graduate School Requirements

To earn an M.S. degree, the University of Maryland Graduate School requires that a student complete:

  • A minimum of 24 semester credit hours of graduate level classes (400 level or above) beyond the B.S. degree

  • A minimum 12 credit hours must be earned in a major area

  • A minimum of 12 must be 600 level or above with 6 credit hours of thesis research (799)

ENST Departmental Core Requirements

All ENST M.S. students are required to complete the following:

  • ENST 602: Research Principles and Methodology in Environmental Science and Technology (3 credits)

  • ENST 702: Communication and Professional Development in Environmental Science and Technology (2 credits)

  • ENST 798: Graduate Seminar (2 semesters – total of 2 credits)

  • One graduate level statistics course

Specialization Requirements

Each of the four ENST specializations requires 12 credits of specific courses focused within the focus area:

Graduate Assistantships

ENST offers a number of graduate assistantships to qualified applicants that are awarded on a competitive basis. To apply, use the form for requesting financial assistance included in the Graduate School application packet. In addition to a competitive stipend, graduate assistants receive tuition remission and are offered excellent health benefits by the University of Maryland.