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UOG Master of Science in Environmental Science Program Seeking Students!



Leanne ObraIf you are interested in an environmental career—locally, in the mainland, or abroad—the University Guam Graduate Environmental Program will get you started, not only with a first-rate academic degree but also with hands-on experience and direct interaction with scientists, engineers, and other professionals on problems of local, regional, and global interest.

If you are earning your bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, agriculture, or health science; mathematics, economics, science education; or any other major with coursework in basic calculus, physics, and chemistry, we invite you to visit our website and contact our faculty.

Here are some things you should know about our program:

  • You can start and finish your Master’s Degree in Environmental Science inside of two years
    • You can apply at any time and start fall or spring semesters
    • You can earn your degree with a traditional research thesis or with an equivalent professional project
  • The faculty of the Environmental Science Program include research scientists from UOG’s nationally-ranked research institutes:
    • Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific[1]
    • University of Guam Marine Laboratory
    • West Pacific Tropical Research Center
  • Most full-time students in the program obtain assistantships for their thesis or professional projects. Such assistantships typically pay for tuition and offer a stipend for up to 20 hours of work during the academic year and up to 40 hours during the summer and winter terms.
  • Christine SimardLocal environmental agencies, schools, and private firms that have hired our alumni and student interns include Naval Facilities Engineering Command Marianas, DZSP21, Guam Environmental Protection Agency, Guam Bureau of Statistics and Plans, Guam Community College, Guam Public Schools, Duenas and Associates, and Allied Pacific Environmental Consulting. Alumni are also employed as environmental professionals in the mainland and abroad in organizations ranging from Florida Department of Environmental Quality, Rio Tinto Mining Corporation, Corvallis Oregon Public Health Department, Colorado State University Department of Civil Engineering. Several have gone on to earn PhDs or are working on them now at US and foreign institutions including Florida State University, Colorado State University, Johns Hopkins University, Mapua Institute of Technology, University of Hokkaido, and University of Tokyo.
  • Faculty and their students have received national-level recognition, recently including the National Institutes for Water Resources Research (NIWRR) 2013 National Impact Award for the USGS-funded research project, from among all the projects conducted that year by the nation’s 54 NIWRR institutes, deemed to be of the highest value for sustainable management of local water resources.


[1] WERI is currently rated by the US Geological Survey in the 6 of the nation’s 54 Water Resources Research Institutes.