Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences is the interdisciplinary study of natural processes and human impacts in the atmosphere, aquatic systems, and soils.

Program Description

The Environmental Sciences Graduate Program gives students the knowledge and skills to develop critical solutions for a changing planet.  The course of study is built on a foundation of biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics and prepares students for careers in environmental consulting, regulatory agencies, industry, legal and science policy professions, and education.  The backgrounds of successful applicants vary greatly. All are expected to have earned an undergraduate degree in a science or engineering discipline with appropriate backgrounds in core science and math. Otherwise highly qualified applicants who lack any of the above requirements may be allowed to correct this after admission. Selected applicants from non-scientific fields are sometimes admitted and have a good record of accomplishment.


Degree Types

  • M.S. (Master of Science)
  • Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Campus Locations

Cook/Douglass Campus - New Brunswick

Admission Deadlines and Information

Application Type US Applicants Non-US Applicants Merit-Based Aid
Ph.D. June 1 March 1 December, 15
MS June 1 March 1 December, 15

We no longer require GRE scores.  Foreign students must supply a score from the TOEFL, IELTS, or similar language test.

The graduate program generally does not admit students to the Ph.D. program without funding support.