• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

At a time when the United States federal government appears indifferent to, or even hostile towards, responsible and forward-looking environmental stewardship, the Department of Environmental Science at American University Washington DC recommits itself to advancing informed, knowledge-based approaches to confronting local and global environmental concerns.

There has never been a time when environmental science has been of greater importance to developing a sustainable future.

Career Outlook 

The DC area is the highest paying region for Environmental Scientists and Specialists in the US, with a regional mean salary of $115,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2018), which projects 9% job growth through 2028.

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Fall Admission 

    • Early Decision: November 15
    • Early Decision 2: January 15
    • Regular Decision: January 15
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction to Environmental Science
  •  Conservation 
  •  Environmental Methods 
  • Environmental Health 
  •  Environmental Geology 
  •  Environmental Geographic Information Systems

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    50

    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:

    4.5

    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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

  • Application fee of U.S. $75
  • Academic records for grades 9-12 with official transcripts and certified English translations (if applicable), for each secondary institution attended
  • Two academic letters of recommendation
  • Demonstrated English proficiency
  • Interruption of Studies Statement if you have already graduated from secondary school at the time of application.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    52160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52160 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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52,160 - 58,171 USD

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

  • 1705 - 2980 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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