Professional Science Master in Environmental Studies - Atmospheric Science Option
Candidates for the program should have a baccalaureate degree in sciences, mathematics, or engineering from an accredited program an generally a 3.0 GPA or higher. Students entering the program should have at a minimum a year of college Physics, a year of college Chemistry, and Calculus I & II. Candidates who do not meet all of these requirements may be admitted with the approval of the Graduate Program Coordinator. Such students may make up course prerequisite deficiencies while in the program, although these credits will not count toward the total required for the master's degree.
General requirements for all applicants are a completed application packet supplied by the Graduate Admissions Office which includes:
Applications may be downloaded or submitted electronically from the Graduate Admissions website.
Applications for the Professional Science Masters (PSM) in Environmental Studies, Atmospheric Science Option are accepted year round, but it is recommended that completed applications be submitted several months before expected matriculation.
PSM students will take one course from Policy/Economics, three courses from the STEM Science Core and three course from the STEM Science Electives fro a total of 21 credits. Additionally, Students will take a minimum of nine credits in business/communications, an additional three credits from STEM or business/communications, and a one credit internship experience with reflective seminar. The program requires a minimum of 34 credits.
Most of the courses will be offered in the evening, usually from 6 to 9 PM, once per week. This enables working students to complete the course requirements while the student is employed. A maximum of 5 years is allowed for completion of the Professional Science Master's degree.
Core Courses: 9 Credits
Required PSM Internship/Project Sequence
Total Credits: 34 or more credits
Other appropriate graduate level courses within or outside the department may be substituted for the above with the approval of the student's adviser an the Graduate Coordinator of designee.