Master of Science in environmental science
The Master of Science in environmental science degree program offers a unique curriculum that combines coursework from environmental science, spatial science, geology, biology, forestry, agriculture, mathematics and chemistry. The result is an interdisciplinary graduate program that prepares students for a wide range of high-paying, fast-growing careers in a wide range of settings, from private industry and consulting to government, education and research.
Students pursuing a Master of Science in environmental science can choose a thesis or non-thesis option. See the curriculum sheet for the MS in environmental science. A limited number of graduate assistantships are also available.
Overlap program for SFA undergraduates in their senior year
The senior year overlap program is available for current SFA undergraduate students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in environmental science. Undergraduate students accepted into this program may complete up to 12 hours of graduate coursework that will apply toward the Master of Science in environmental science.
To be admitted into the overlap program, students must meet the following requirements:
- applicants must be enrolled at SFA
- applicants must have completed 95 semester hours of undergraduate coursework
- a minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required for students who have completed less than 115 credit hours of undergraduate coursework
- a minimum grade point average of 2.8 is required for students who have completed 115 or more hours of undergraduate coursework
- and all applicants must submit GRE scores.
Graduate minor in spatial science
A graduate student admitted to SFA’s Master of Science in environmental science program can pursue a minor in spatial science. This minor, which requires nine hours of credit in spatial science at the graduate level, pairs especially well with the Master of Science in environmental science and provides additional career pathway opportunities.
See the Graduate Bulletin for additional details, guidelines and requirements.