- Candidates must complete thirty semester hours of graduate courses including six semester hours of research and thesis (5V99). At least twelve semester hours will be 5000-level courses (excluding 5V99).
- Candidates will present a proposal to their thesis committee that defines the area of environmental interest including the identification of a major problem in the area.
- When the course work is completed and the thesis is accepted, the candidates must pass an oral examination over the thesis.
- There is no foreign language requirement.
- Admission in the Master of Science program requires a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Engineering, at least 8 semester hours of chemistry and an additional 40 semester hours of previous course work in sciences, engineering, and mathematics. Note: The 40 science hours plus 8 hours in chemistry will meet the standards for admission into the Master of Science program for applicants with a Bachelor of Arts degree.