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M.S. in Environmental Sciences and Health

Our environmental science Master’s degree takes about two to three years and involves taking courses and performing thesis research (for the standard thesis-track students). Our M.S. track is more structured than the Ph.D. and students’ projects will often be part of a larger research program.

Although many of our master’s students are contributing new knowledge to the field and the option to do research is not limited, more research productivity is expected of a doctoral student. The environmental science master’s degree is more focused on the thesis research than on publications, but students will generally have the opportunity to participate in published work or to publish their own research if they choose.

Our environmental science M.S. students will complete at least 30 credits of acceptable graduate courses, with at least 18 credits at the 700 level, which includes six thesis credits.

Environmental sciences and health is a broad field with many different career path choices. Depending on your interests and how you structure your coursework and research, you’ll find a wide range of career options such as:

  • science and health research in county, state and federal agencies,
  • national and international regulatory work,
  • consulting and lobbying roles,

and many more opportunities.

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Contact Environmental Sciences & Health Graduate Program

Phone (775) 784-6447
Fax (775) 784-1375
Location Sarah H. Fleischmann Building
Address University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557

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