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Environmental Sciences


The Environmental Sciences Program at Rutgers-Newark provides students with advanced knowledge of the physical, chemical and biological processes controlling soil, air, and water quality. The program is offered to full-time and part-time students in collaboration with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at NJIT. The 3 learning goals are the following: obtain advanced knowledge in environmental science; engage in and conduct original, publishable research; prepare for a professional career requiring high level knowledge of environmental processes. 

General Information

Degrees Offered: MS, Ph.D.
Part Time Study Available: Yes 


Kristina Keating, PhD, Graduate Program Director

101 Warren Street

Smith Hall | Room 140

Phone: 973-353-5509



Website: Earth & Environmental Sciences

Degree Credit Requirements

M.S.: 30 credits

Ph.D.: 60 credits

Career Opportunities 

-Environmental Scientist
-Environmental Consultant
-Environmental Manager
-Sustainability Consultant
-Recycling officer
-Environmental Administrator
-Environmental Health and Safety Officer

M.S. in Environmental Sciences

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.

PhD in Environmental Sciences

 The Ph.D. program trains broadly educated Earth scientists for careers in academia, research, government, and industry. Students move swiftly from receiving knowledge to creating it. All the facilities and equipment necessary for modern studies in the Earth sciences are available for the use of students in the department whose research is conducted at one of the two affiliated institutions. 

Application Requirements and Deadlines

M.S: 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 additional courses.


Ph.D.: A master's degree in geology, chemistry, biology, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, environmental science, or related fields usually is required. In some cases, highly qualified students with bachelor's degrees in these fields may be accepted directly into the doctoral program.


Fall/Spring Deadlines: June 1/Dec. 1

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