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Western Washington University

Department of Environmental Sciences

Bellingham, WA

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Western Washington University

Overview

Western Washington University / Department of Environmental Sciences is located in Bellingham, WA, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Environmental science
Master of Science (MS) Marine and estuarine science

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 10

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

38
Applied
11
Accepted
7
Enrolled
29%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in last 60 semester hours or last 90 quarter hours

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 567

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

25
Total Graduate Students
60%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
40%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 76%
American Indian or Alaska Native 4%
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 20%

Gender

Male (24%)
Female (76%)

Faculty

11
Total faculty
Male (10)
Female (1)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Landscape ecology, climate change, watershed studies, environmental toxicology and risk assessment, aquatic toxicology, toxic algae, invasive species
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 516 High Street
Bellingham, WA  98225-5996
United States
Contact Dr. Wayne G. Landis
Phone: 360-650-3000