American University

College of Arts and Sciences

Environmental Science (MS) Environmental Assessment (Graduate Certificate)


4400 Massachusetts Ave NW

Washington, DC 20016

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Certificate Environmental Assessment, Master of Science in Environmental Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: The Master of Science in Environmental Science at American University provides professional training for working in the complex environmental field. The program of study is multidisciplinary, reflecting an extensive collaboration among academic departments and major teaching units of the university. After initial grounding in core courses in environmental science and statistics, students concentrate in toxicology, conservation biology, earth and atmospheric science, or environmental assessment. The program of study accommodates the training needs of established professionals in the environmental field as well as recent college graduates. It can serve as a terminal degree in itself or as a stepping stone for further graduate work toward a Ph.D. in environmental science or a related discipline. ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT CERTIFICATE: The environmental assessment certificate program provides in-depth training in the skills courses that are most important for today's environmental professional, including risk assessment, geographic information systems (GIS), and toxicology.


American University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education & the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

International Student Requirements:

Please see American University's College of Arts & Sciences Graduate Admission’s website for admission requirements.

Facts & Figures

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 1178.00

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

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