M.S. Environmental Science

This program is designed to provide broad interdisciplinary training in fields that are important for solving environmental problems, including biology, engineering, earth science, physics, chemistry, and social sciences. Graduates are equipped for careers in both the private and public sectors, working issues such as pollution abatement, environmental impact and sustainability, and urban planning.


Admission Requirements

1. A bachelor’s degree from an institution whose degree requirements are substantially equivalent to those of the College of Staten Island or other senior units of The City University of New York. Typically, this would be a bachelor’s degree in a natural science or engineering.

2. An overall average of B minus, or the equivalent, in undergraduate work and an average of B, or the equivalent, in undergraduate science and engineering courses. The undergraduate credits must include at least one year each of general chemistry and general physics, mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least one semester of ecology. Candidates who are deficient in one or more of these requirements may be accepted on the expectation that they will make up the deficiency without receiving graduate credit for it.

3. An interview with faculty of the graduate program.

4. The applicant is required to submit the results of the General Aptitude Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). To register for the exam, as well as to find information about testing center locations and exam dates, visit the GRE website. Applicants should take these examinations no later than February for fall admission and July for spring admission.


More information about courses for this degree program may be found here.

Contact the program coordinator Alfred Levine for any additional information.

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Earth and Ocean Sciences

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