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  Graduate School-Newark 2020-2022 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Environmental Science 375 M.S. in Environmental Science  

M.S. in Environmental Science

The master of science (M.S.) degree program is an interdisciplinary program intended for individuals with backgrounds in science or engineering who want advanced education in the identification, management, treatment, and effects of hazardous and toxic materials in the environment. It may be taken on a part-time or full-time basis.

Admission Requirements

Applicants should have undergraduate degrees in geology, chemistry, biology, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, environmental science, or related fields. In addition, they should have taken a minimum of one year of college chemistry, biology, and mathematics through calculus. Students who lack an appropriate background may be considered for admission, but they may be required to take courses to remedy any deficiencies in preparation. Such a program, if required, should be designed in consultation with the graduate adviser. This program may include undergraduate courses that are not counted toward graduate degree credit.

Typically, a minimum undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0, or the equivalent, is required for admission. International students also must achieve a minimum TOEFL score of 550.

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 30 degree credits is required for the degree. Candidates must consult with the graduate adviser (not the thesis adviser) in designing appropriate programs of study. Students must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the core courses listed below.

Core Courses (15 credits)

  EM 631  Legal Aspects in Environmental Engineering (3) or 26:380:576  Environmental Geology (3)

  EvSc 610  Environmental Chemical Science (3)

  EvSc 612  Environmental Analysis (3)

  EvSc 616  Toxicology for Engineers and Scientists (3)

  26:120:604  Microbiology: Principles and Applications (3) or EVSC 627  Environmental Microbiology (3)


A thesis is required of those receiving departmental or research-based support; others may choose 6 credits of coursework instead of a thesis.

   EvSc 701 or 26:375:701  Master's Thesis (6)


Courses are offered at New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University-Newark and selected with the graduate adviser's (not the thesis adviser's) approval. Nine credits if completing a master's thesis and 15 credits if not completing a master's thesis are required from the following:

   26:120:522  Resource Sustainability

   26:120:590  Introduction to Environmental Biophysics   

   26:120:616  Topics in Biology

   26:375:540  Bioremediation

   25:375:560  Air Pollution Measurements

   26:375:562  Aqueous Geochemistry

   26:375:602  Geographic Information System

   26:375:725  Independent Study

   26:380:510  Advanced Readings in Environmental Geology

   26:380:511  Geologic Site Characterization in New Jersey

   26:380:520  Structural Controls on the Environment

   26:380:521  Analytical Methods in Urban Environmental Pollution

   26:380:561  Environmental Soil Geochemistry

   26:380:576  Environmental Geology

   26:380:577  Seminar in Environmental Geology

   26:380:600  Applied Groundwater Modeling

   26:380:606  Electrical Environmental Geophysics

   26:380:607  Seismic and Potential Field Geophysics

   26:380:608  Ground Penetrating Radar

   26:380:609  Quantitative Methods in Environmental Geophysics

   26:380:610  Potential Field Methods in Applied Geophysics

   CE 618  Applied Hydrogeology

   ChE 685  Industrial Waste Control I

   ChE 686  Industrial Waste Control II

   ChE 687  Industrial Gas Cleaning

   ChE 740  Biological Treatment of Hazardous Chemical Wastes

   Chem 662  Air Pollution Analysis

   Chem 664  Advanced Analytical Chemistry

   EnE 660  Introduction to Solid Waste Problems

   EnE 662  Site Remediation

   EnE 664  Advanced Analytical Chemistry

   EnE 665  Solid Waste Disposal Systems

   EnE 668  Air Pollution Control

   EnE 671  Environmental Impact Analysis

   EPS 613  Environmental Politics and Policy

   EPS 614  Environmental Economics

   EPS 660  Ethics and Environmental Policy

   EvSc 602  Special Topics in Environmental Science I

   EvSc 611  Hazardous Waste Management

   EvSc 613  Environmental Problem Solving

   EvSc 614  Quantitative Environmental Risk Assessment

   EvSc 615  Global Environmental Problems

   EvSc 700  Master's Project

   EvSc 702  Special Topics in Environmental Science II

   EvSc 711  Advanced Environmental Analysis

   EvSc 725  Independent Study I

   EvSc 726  Independent Study II

   IE 615  Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Health

   ME 660  Noise Control

   ME 661  Thermal Pollution of Water and Air

   ME 662  Air Pollution Control and Design

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