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Master of Science in Environmental Sciences


A student seeking to specialize in Environmental Science is required to focus on at least three areas. First, it is important for him to understand the natural processes (both physical and biological) that operate in the world. Second, it is important to appreciate the role that technology plays in our society and its capacity to alter natural processes as well as solve problems caused by human impact. Third, the complex social processes that are characteristics of human populations must be understood and integrated with knowledge of technology and natural processes to fully appreciate the role of humans in the natural world. The Department of Geosciences, with the active collaboration of the Chemistry Department, offers degrees of MS and Masters in Environmental Sciences.

Program Admission Requirements

  • A four-year Bachelor’s (BS) Degree in engineering or science from a recognized institution with a major in the proposed field or evidence of suitable background for entering the proposed field.
  • A Grade-Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher on a scale of 4.00 or equivalent (For Scholarship Applicants) or 2.50 or higher on a scale of 4.00 or equivalent (For Non-Scholarship Applicants).
  • Completion of TOEFL with a minimum score of 520 (PBT), 190 (CBT) or 70 (IBT). The TOEFL score must be sent directly to the College of Graduate and Interdisciplinary Studies (KFUPM code is 0868). IELTS is also acceptable (min 6.0).
  • Two letters of recommendation, preferably from the faculty who taught the applicant university-level courses [to be submitted through the online recommendation system]
  • Satisfactorily meeting any additional departmental or university admission requirements.