Academic Programs

MS Environmental Science

Overview Core Courses Elective Courses


The environmental sciences program offers a multidisciplinary graduate program. This program is intended for individuals who have undergraduate degrees in environmental studies/science, other natural sciences, engineering, or health professions. It is designed to meet the needs of students and working professionals preparing for supervisory roles in environmental science (research and management), with emphasis on a risk-based approach to the solving of environmental problems. The curriculum requires students to broaden their knowledge with core courses in environmental studies, to deepen their expertise with elective courses, and to demonstrate their abilities to prepare a scholarly thesis. The study of environment leads to solving environmental problems through remediation technologies, generating environmental awareness among the masses, conservation of natural biodiversity and formulation of environmental policies.

The faculty offers students solid and full depth knowledge that prepares them for exciting and rewarding careers in next-generation science and technology. The program facilitate the students to be a part of the future by providing instruction and training in many of the environmental science disciplines through courses, seminars, advanced electives, and case studies. The availability of various and varied electives enables students to specialize in selected environmental science areas. Understanding is developed through targeted advanced coursework tailored to the student. Professional papers may involve, but are not limited to, topics such as watershed hydrology, integrated management of invasive plant species, soil nutrient management, land reclamation, restoration ecology, fluvial systems ecology and restoration, riparian ecology, microbial ecology of natural systems, chemical fate and transport, water quality, crop diversification, precision agriculture, environmental risk assessment, remote sensing and GIS applications, and climate variability.

Aim of the Program

The overarching aim of this program is to develop human resource in the field of environment to achieve sustainable development through appropriate education and training. After completing this degree, the graduates will be able to:

  • Analyze and assess environmental problems, their interrelationships with other systems of the society;
  • Acquire skills necessary for management of environmental problems, abatement of pollution and conservation of environment;
  • Carry out independent research on various crosscutting aspects of environmental issues.

The program is targeted to individuals currently working in related fields who are looking to enter the environmental work force, and educators seeking to expand their knowledge of environmental sciences in metropolitan areas so they can teach the specialty. Evening courses are ideal for working professionals.

Career Prospects

The MS (Environmental Science) Program aims to develop students for careers in environmental assessment and planning and in environmental education. The proposed program envisions to fill the need for highly trained environmental scientists in the government, private industries and educational institutions

This degree will benefit students who are planning careers with regulatory agencies, environment protection agencies, waste management,  research institutes, and consulting firms providing state-of-the-art assessment, management, and remediation.

Admission Criteria

Students with any of following degrees are eligible for admission in MS Environmental Science.

  • BS/MSc in any of following subject (or equivalent subject):
    • Environmental Science
    • Chemistry
    • Biochemistry
    • Biotechnology
    • Molecular Biology
    • MMG (Microbiology and Molecular genetics)
    • Botany/Zoology
    • Geology
    • Genetic engineering
    • Agricultural sciences
    • Biosciences

To qualify for a MS degree the student must have at least 30 credits of graduate work. There are three options to achieve this target.

  1. 4 core courses (12 credits), 4 elective courses (12 credits) from Environmental Science are listed and MS thesis (6 credits) earning for research.
  2. 4 core courses (12 credits) and 6 elective courses (18 credits) from Environmental Science that are listed.
  3. 4 core courses (12 credits), 4 elective courses (12 credits) from Environmental Science that are listed and 2 elective courses (6 credits) from other departments in UMT.


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