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Environmental Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Springfield, IL, United States
The mission of the Department of Environmental Studies is to provide students with the advanced interdisciplinary training necessary for solving environmental problems. Graduates of the department are prepared for diverse careers in the environmental field.
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Overview

The curriculum for the M.A. in Environmental Studies allows students to gain an understanding of ways to balance social and economic needs with environmental realities, to learn how to use resources imaginatively for sustainable development, and to become aware of the role of values in issue formulation and policy making. Objectives are to enable students to:

  • develop basic literacy in the natural and social sciences and the humanities as they contribute to an understanding of environmental affairs;
  • critically analyze environmental problems
  • identify, research, and evaluate environmental problems.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

Programme Structure

Courses include :

  • Sustainable Development
  • Environmental Policy and Analysis
  • Natural Resources: Policy and Administration
  • Transportation: Problems and Planning Procedures
  • Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • College preparatory curricula and academic course work
  • Standardized test scores, grade point average (GPA), and class rank
  • Transcripts
  • Personal Statement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    598 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 598 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    286 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 286 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Tuition (Illinois Resident) per hour:  $286.25
  • Tuition (Non-Illinois Resident) per hour:  $598.25

Living costs for Springfield

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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