Program in Environmental Studies College of Arts and Sciences Adelphi University

Program in Environmental Studies College of Arts and Sciences Adelphi University

Garden City, NY
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1 Degree Offered
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Adelphi University's Interdisciplinary M.S. in Environmental Studies Addresses Full Scope of Environmental Problems

Adelphi University's Master of Science in Environmental Studies, offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, addresses the full scope and magnitude of environmental problems with a unique cross-disciplinary curriculum that studies environmental sciences and the scientific, political, social, and economic aspects of local, regional, national and global environmental problems. This broad-spectrum approach is necessary to successfully analyze and remediate problems and protect the environment.

The environmental studies program offers a choice of concentrations in global physical environment; global human environment; or global human environment with specializations in environment and health, business and environmental economics or environmental education. Taught by a faculty with expertise in a range of disciplines including environmental sciences, the curriculum of each concentration introduces students to the breadth of environmental problems and possible solutions and, at the same time, gives students a strong experience-based concentration in one of the specific disciplines within the field. Graduates of the program have the skills and education to pursue careers in many professions related to the environment.

Adelphi's College of Arts and Sciences is located on the main campus in Garden City, New York. Beautifully landscaped with lavish rose gardens and more than 60 species of trees and shrubs, the 75-acre Garden City campus was officially designated as an arboretum in 2002.

M.S. in Environmental Studies Offers Several Concentrations

The curriculum comprises common courses (9-credit minimum), concentration courses (21-24 credits) and advanced offerings (3-credit minimum). Constructed around the broader themes of environmental studies, common courses provide the perspectives of the fields contributing to the evaluation of contemporary environmental issues. Concentration courses focus on directed research, fieldwork and electives. Advanced offerings include guided or thesis research, a graduate seminar and an internship option.

A five-year program is available that bridges undergraduate and graduate study. Financial support is available, but offered on a competitive basis.

The M.S. in Environmental Studies offers several options including: the global physical environment track, involving knowledge of the physical, climatic and abiotic resources of the world; global human environment track, studying the complex biological and cultural interactions of human populations through time, with their varied environmental and geographic contexts; and the global human environment track with specializations in either environment and health--a recently defined area of study that includes diverse fields such as toxicology and ecotoxicology, disease ecology and epidemiology or business and environmental economics providing solid knowledge of financial and management arguments to persuasively influence environmental decision making. Also offered is a specialization in education earth science certification for students interested in courses for environmental education certification in earth science (contact the department).

Adelphi Faculty and Research Facilities

Adelphi University's commitment to excellence in education is evidenced by its major investments in university research facilities, infrastructure, and state-of-the-art computer technology as well as the University's success in attracting nationally recognized educators to its faculty. In recent years, Adelphi faculty members have been recognized as Fulbright and Hartford scholars.

An exceptional research facility, Adelphi's Swirbul Library contains 600,000 volumes, 806,000 microformats, 33,000 audiovisual items and online access to more than 61,000 electronic journal titles and 221 research databases.

Adelphi University Features Four Convenient Campuses in the New York City Metropolitan Area

Adelphi University has four locations in the New York metropolitan area. The main Garden City campus, the Hauppauge Center Education and Conference Center and the Sayville Downtown Center are on Long Island. The Manhattan Center is in the historic SoHo neighborhood of New York. The Hudson Valley Center is located north of New York City in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Added Value

Established in 1896, Adelphi University is a fully accredited, private university with nearly 8,000 undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and returning-adult students in the arts and sciences, business, allied health, clinical psychology, education, nursing, and social work. Academic experts have chosen Adelphi University as the gold standard for northeastern colleges. Noted for high academic standards and reasonable tuition costs, the private liberal arts university has also been recognized as a best buy in the "Fiske Guide to Colleges" for eight straight years. Adelphi was also selected as a Best College in the Northeast by "The Princeton Review" and a Top College by "Forbes". ranked us in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide in return on investment.

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Adelphi University

Adelphi University is a private university located in Garden City, New York, just 23 miles from Manhattan, where its students take advantage of numerous cultural and internship opportunities. Founded in 1896, it is the oldest coeducational institution of higher education on Long Island.

Location & Contact

Program in Environmental Studies

College of Arts and Sciences
Adelphi University

One South Avenue PO Box 701
Garden City, NY 11530-0701
United States

Beth Christensen

Program Director

Phone: 516-877-4174

Ms. Christine Murphy

Director of Admissions

Phone: 516-877-3050
Fax: 516-877-3039

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Environmental Sciences Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 5
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied Not Reported
    • Accepted Not Reported
    • Acceptance Rate Not Reported
    • Enrolled Not Reported
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $50
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline May 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline November 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, 2 letters of recommendation; course work in microeconomics, political science, and statistics/calculus, and either chemistry or physics; computer literacy
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 15
    • Types of financial support availableTuition Waivers, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students11
    • Female Percentage73%
    • Male Percentage27%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students11
    • Part-time Percentage55%
    • Full-time Percentage45%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino0%
    • Black / African American0%
    • White / Caucasian88%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian12%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown0%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchContaminates sites, workplace exposure level of contaminants, climate change and human health
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported




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