Environmental Science

Program Information

The MS in environmental science draws upon course work from Huxley College and the other colleges of WWU. It is directed toward the development and integration of scientific information in order to describe, predict and/or manage natural systems, and to assess human impacts on those systems. This specialization focuses on the transport, fate and toxic effects of chemicals in the environment, laboratory testing and field work, chemical analytical measurement of pollutants and the influence of nutritional factors on pollutant toxicity. Studies of chemical fate and toxicity at the biochemical, organismal, population and ecosystem levels.


The program prepares students to describe, predict and/or manage natural systems and to assess human impacts on those systems.

Application Requirements

All applicants must complete the Graduate School's ApplyWeb application. Within the application you will be prompted to upload an unofficial transcript from each institution attended.

The Graduate School Application Fee is $100, paid at the time of application submission.

Additional application materials are specified below. Applications will not be forwarded to the department for review until all required materials have been received by the Graduate School.

International Applicants: Please click here for information regarding Degree Equivalency, English Language Proficiency and student VISA requirements.

Applicants who are interested in Marine and Estuarine Science specialization within the Environmental Science program should see the MESP Environmental Science listing.

Additional Application Requirements

  • Three (3) Letters of Reference
  • PDF icon Statement of Purpose
  • GRE scores (not required if you hold an advanced degree - Master's, PhD, JD, MD, etc.)

Application Deadline

  • Fall: February 1