Environmental Science (MS)

Program Description

Environmental science is a multidisciplinary profession that promotes sustainability by preserving, protecting and restoring environments. The MS in Environmental Science from the School of Engineering provides a strong foundation in the fundamental sciences as well as regulatory environment issues that govern human-natural environmental interactions. The MS in Environmental Science exposes our students to a combination of theory and practical problem-solving approaches that can be directly applied in the workforce or provide a strong foundation for advanced graduate studies.

Our program also offers a variety of research and scholarly activities, including natural and urban environmental systems management, food resilient cities, vulnerability mapping, urban water cycle/watershed studies, contamination remediation, climate change impacts on natural resources and anthropogenic interactions, and water and energy supply and demand chains.


Admission to graduate programs in the Tandon School of Engineering requires the following minimum components:

  • Résumé/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Proficiency in English

The NYU Tandon Graduate Admissions website has additional information on school-wide admission.

Some programs may require additional components for admissions.

See the program's How to Apply for department-specific admission requirements and instructions.


To be granted admission to the MS. in Environmental Science degree at Tandon School of Engineering, an applicant should hold a B.S. degree in a related science discipline from an accredited college in the United States or a recognized institution of higher learning abroad and has attained an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0/4.0. Applicants holding B.S. degrees must demonstrate to have achieved the technical background necessary to pursue advanced work in Environmental Science. This background includes:

  • Two semesters of college chemistry (with Laboratory)
  • A semester of college calculus
  • A semester of college statistics
  • A semester of another science course
  • A semester of water resources or hydrology
  • A semester of environmental processes

Strong background in data analytics and problem-solving using computers is desired. International applicants should have completed these requirements prior to applying. For the domestic applicants however, the requirements of water resources and environmental processes courses, can be completed by taking the courses below in the first offering of the course after enrollment for the MS. degree.