Master of Science in Human Environmental Sciences

The General Human Environmental Sciences (HESC) concentration takes an interdisciplinary approach that combines elements of other HESC concentrations for graduates to obtain the problem solving skills needed by professionals in careers such as the Cooperative Extension Service and Family and Consumer Science teaching in middle and secondary schools and community colleges. These skills can also apply to careers in industrial and international programs, as well as community service related occupations. For a more specialized degree program, please look at the other concentrations available:

Core courses for this concentration must be split between core courses in two of the above concentrations. Please see concentration pages for lists of available core courses. 

Other courses are available to fill these requirements. An advisor will recommend the best courses to meet your professional goals and degree requirements.

Graduate-level Statistics Courses (3 hours required): 

EDFD 6403: Education Statistics & Data Processing

ESRM 5393: Statistics in Education & Health Professions

ESRM 6403: Educational Statistics & Data Processing

AGST 4023: Principles of Experimentation*

PLSC 5913: Research Methods in Political Science

STAT 4003: Statistics Methods

STAT 4001L: Statistics Methods Laboratory

*offered online

Research Methods Courses (3 hours required):

HESC 5463/AGED 5463 Research Methodology in Social Sciences

A graduate level statistics course is a prerequisite to this course.

Because our students are often working professionals with busy lifestyles, we offer 2 flexible options for completing this degree:

Thesis Track:

  • On campus
  • 30 hours total
  • 12 hours core courses
  • 3 hours statistics
  • 3 hours research methods
  • 12 hours elective
  • 6 hours thesis defense to pass program

Non-Thesis Track:

  • Available 100% online
  • 33 hours
  • 15 hours core classes
  • 3 hours statistics
  • 3 hours research methods
  • 12 hours elective
  • Oral and written exam to pass program

Program Contact:

Zola Moon, Ph.D.
Graduate Coordinator

Program at a Glance

Available to complete 100% online, on campus, or a combination

2-3 year program completion, depending on student pace

GRE or MAT required, no minimum score

Students can enroll in fall, spring or summer

A cumulative GPA of 2.85 or higher for graduation

Non-thesis option is not available to students on assistantship

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