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Master of Science in Soil & Water Science / Environmental Science

Program Details

The University of Florida’s Master of Science in Soil and Water Science, focusing on Environmental Science, is designed for students who wish to enhance their knowledge in environmental science, and particularly in environmental issues relating to the soil and water quality of agricultural lands, forested lands, range lands, urban lands, or wetlands.


  • Students wishing to enroll in this graduate track should have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in soil and water sciences or an equivalent degree in an allied field such as geology, natural resources, biology, ecology, hydrology, microbiology, environmental science, horticultural science, environmental engineering, agricultural engineering or agronomy 
  • If your bachelor's degree is not in soil and water science or you don't have an equivalent degree in an allied field, you will generally have to complete pre-requisite courses at a local institution before applying for admission to the program
  • Admission criteria include a "B" (3.0) grade point average or better for the last two years of the baccalaureate program
  • Satisfactory scores on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


UF is partially authorized for residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, and Washington. States pending authorization include: Kansas, Michigan, New York, and Oregon.

Distance education programs in allied health professions, counseling, education, nursing, social work, and veterinary medicine may require additional approval from state licensing agencies or boards. Out-of-state students who are considering applying to a professional program should contact the licensing agency or board in their state prior to enrollment.