Environmental Science and Technology (ENST)

Graduate Degree Program
College: Agriculture and Natural Resources

Abstract

The Department of Environmental Science and Technology (ENST) offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. ENST students can choose to work within one of four specializations: Soil and Watershed Sciences; Ecological Technology Design; Wetland Science; Ecosystem Health and Natural Resource Management.

Financial Assistance

ENST offers a number of graduate assistantships to qualified applicants that are awarded on a competitive basis. To apply, use the form for requesting financial assistance included in the Graduate School application packet. In addition to a competitive stipend, graduate assistants receive tuition remission and are offered excellent health benefits by the University of Maryland.

Contact 

Tina Scites
Administrative Assistant and Graduate Coordinator

Department of Environmental Science and Technology
1426 Animal Sciences/Agricultural Engineering Building
8127 Regents Drive
University of Maryland
College Park, MD  20742
Telephone: 301.405.1198
Fax: 301.314.9023
Email: tscites@umd.edu

Martin C. Rabenhorst, PhD
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Environmental Science and Technology
1109 H.J. Patterson Hall
4065 Campus Drive
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Telephone: 301.405.1343
Fax: 301.314.2763
Email: gradstudies-enst@umd.edu

Website: http://www.enst.umd.edu
 
Courses: ENST

General Requirements

Program-Specific Requirements

  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • CV/Resume
  • Supplementary Application
  • Supplementary Application Two
  • Writing Sample (optional)
  • Description of Research/Work Experience

Students seeking admission should have strong training in the basic sciences and mathematics. To be admitted with full admission status, a student must have completed a minimum of one semester of Calculus and a total of at least 20 credits in some combination of basic level Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Mathematics (beyond Calculus I). It is also helpful for applicants to have completed other courses in science and engineering. Applicants to the M.S. program must have earned a B.S. degree in a related field with an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants to the Ph.D. degree program must have earned an M.S. Degree in a closely related field. In special cases students may be admitted to a Ph.D. program without first completing an M.S. degree provided these students have:

  1. an exceptional academic record and test scores; and
  2. have demonstrated significant research experience during their B.S. program (such as completion of a research based honors thesis.)

Graduate Record Examination scores (GRE - General Test) are required of all applicants. International applicants must also submit TOEFL scores

Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant Fall Deadline Spring Deadline
Domestic Applicants
US Citizens and Permanent Residents December 15, 2022 October 6, 2022
International Applicants
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas; A, E, G, H, I and L visas and immigrants December 15, 2022 September 22, 2022

RESOURCES AND LINKS:

Program Website: http://www.enst.umd.edu
Application Process: gradschool.umd.edu/admissions/application-process/step-step-guide-applying

The Department has many well-equipped laboratories designed to carry out basic and applied research in Soil and Watershed Sciences, Ecological Technology Design, Wetland Science, and Ecosystem Health and Natural Resources Management. Laboratories are located on the College Park campus in H.J. Patterson Hall and the ANSC/AGEN Building. Greenhouse facilities are available on campus and a statewide network of research and education centers as well as our proximity to Chesapeake Bay provide access to a wide range of environmental conditions for research. Students have access to computer resources in the department and a comprehensive computer center located on campus. The University Libraries on campus and the National Agricultural Library located nearby, supplemented by the Library of Congress, make the library resources accessible to students among the best in the nation. Many ENST projects are conducted in cooperation with other departments on campus and with professionals at various scientific centers in the area. Scientists at the USDA-ARS, US Geological Survey, the National Academy of Sciences, NASA, National Institutes of Health, Department of Energy, Smithsonian, and National Park Service, US Fish & Wildlife Service, as well as other agencies, have cooperated with ENST faculty on various projects. Scientists from some of these agencies have adjunct appointments in the Department, have taught special courses at the University, and participate on graduate committees.

Last Name First/Middle Name Graduate Faculty Status Academic Credentials Positions
Adams Lowell W. Associate B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 1968; M.S., Ohio State University, 1973; Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1976 University Affiliate, Environmental Science and Technology
Armbruster Peter Special Member B.A. Univ. of California at San Diego 1989; Ph.D. Univ. of Oregon, 1997. University Affiliate, Environmental Science and Technology
Azar Masoud Full Member B.S., Azad University Iran 2002; M.S. University of Tehran Iran 2007; Ph.D. Colorado State University, 2012. Assistant Professor, Environmental Science and Technology
Baldwin Andrew H. Full Member B.S., Tufts University, 1983; Ph.D., Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge, 1996. Professor, Environmental Science and Technology
Berkowitz Jacob Special Member B.S., University of North Carolina, 2003; M.S., University of California, 2005; Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 2013 University Affiliate, Environmental Science and Technology
Bowerman William W. Full Member B.A. Western Michigan University, 1985 M.A. Northern Michigan University, 1991 Ph.D. Michigan State University, 1993 Chair, Environmental Science and Technology
Bryant Ray B. Special Member B.S. Texas Tech Univ. 1973;, M.S. 1977; Ph.D. Purdue Univ. 1981. University Affiliate, Environmental Science and Technology
Cavigelli Michel Special Member B.A., Oberlin College, 1984; M.S., Kansas State University, 1990; Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1998 University Affiliate, Environmental Science and Technology
Coale Frank J. Full Member B.S., University of Maryland-College Park, 1981; M.S., University of Kentucky-Lexington, 1983; Ph.D., 1986. Professor, Environmental Science and Technology
Cooper Thomas Special Member B.S., Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, 1993; M.S., South Dakota State University, 1996; Ph.D., South Dakota State University, 2005 University Affiliate, Environmental Science and Technology
Felton Gary Kent Full Member B.S., University of Maryland-College Park, 1976; M.S., 1981; Ph.D.,Texas A&M University-College Station, 1987. Associate Professor, Environmental Science and Technology
Frankel Tyler Edward Special Member B.A., University of Maryland-Baltimore County, 2011; M.S., University of Maryland-College Park, 2013; Ph.D., University of Maryland-College Park, 2016 University Affiliate, Environmental Science and Technology
Hale Robert C. Special Member B.A., Wayne State University, 1979; M.S., Wayne State University, 1979; Ph.D., College of William & Mary, 1983 University Affiliate, Environmental Science and Technology
Harrell Reginal M. Full Member B.S., Clemson University, 1975; M.S., Clemson University, 1977; M.B.A., Salisbury University, 2005; M.Div., Ethics Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2011; Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 1984. Professor, Environmental Science and Technology
Hill Robert Lee Full Member B.S., North Carolina State University, 1974; M.S., 1981; Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1984. Professor, Environmental Science and Technology
James Bruce R. Full Member B.A., Williams College, 1973; M.S., University of Vermont, 1979; Ph.D., 1981. Professor Emeritus, Environmental Science and Technology
Affiliate Professor, Geology
Kangas Patrick C. Full Member B.S., Kent State University, 1974; M.S., University of Oklahoma, 1978; Ph.D.,University of Florida, 1983. Associate Professor, Environmental Science and Technology
Kearney Michael Full Member B.A., Univ. of Illinois, 1973; M.A., Western Illinois Univ., 1976; Ph.D., Univ. Western Ontario, 1981. Professor, Environmental Science and Technology
Affiliate Professor, Geology
Kroll Kim S. Special Member B.A., Indiana University-South Bend, 1976; Ph.D., Purdue University, 1983 University Affiliate, Environmental Science and Technology
Kugler Daniel E. Special Member B.S., Michigan State University, 1969; M.S., Michigan State University, 1977; Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1984 University Affiliate, Environmental Science and Technology
Ladeau Shannon Special Member B.A., Mount Holyoke College, 1997; Ph.D., Duke University, 2005 University Affiliate, Environmental Science and Technology
Landa Edward Special Member B.S. City College of New York, 1970; M.S. Univ. of Minnesota, 1972; M.P.H. 1974; Ph.D. 1975. Adjunct Professor, Environmental Science and Technology
Lang Megan W. Special Member B.S. College of Charleston, 1997; M.S. Univ. of Maryland, 2000; Ph.D. 2005. University Affiliate, Environmental Science and Technology
Lansing Stephanie Full Member B.S., Univ. Oklahoma, 2000; M.S., Ohio State Univ., 2005; Ph.D., 2008. Associate Professor, Environmental Science and Technology
Leisnham Paul Full Member B.S., Univ. Otago, New Zealand, 1999; M.S., 2001; Ph.D., 2005. Associate Professor, Environmental Science and Technology
Lembo JR Arthur J. Special Member B.S., State University of New York, 1987; M.A., State University of New York, 1989; Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1997 University Affiliate, Environmental Science and Technology
Lynn Scott Special Member B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1993; M.S., Drexel University, 1998; Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2006 University Affiliate, Environmental Science and Technology
McCarty Gregory Special Member M.S., Iowa State University, 1985; Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1989 University Affiliate, Environmental Science and Technology
Megonigal Patrick J. Special Member B.S., Old Dominion University, 1982; M.S., Old Dominion University, 1986; Ph.D., Duke University, 1996 University Affiliate, Environmental Science and Technology
Mirsky Steven Brian Special Member B.A., Prescott College, 2000; M.S., Pennsylvania State University, 2003; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2008 University Affiliate, Environmental Science and Technology
Mulbry Walter Special Member B.S., Duke University, 1979; Ph.D., University of Maryland-College Park, 1987 University Affiliate, Environmental Science and Technology
Needelman Brian A. Full Member B.I.S., School for International Training, 1993; M.S., University of Illinois, 1997; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2001. Associate Professor, Environmental Science and Technology
Pachepsky Yakov Special Member University Affiliate, Environmental Science and Technology
Pavao-Zuckerman Mitchell Full Member B.A. Binghamton University, 1995; M.S. University of Tennessee, 1998; Ph.D. University of Georgia, 2003. Assistant Professor, Environmental Science and Technology
Peer Wendy A. Full Member B.S., California State University, Bakersfield, 1989; Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz, 1996. Associate Professor, Environmental Science and Technology
Affiliate Associate Professor, Plant Science
Pittman Henry Tyler Associate B.S., Clemson University, 2010; M.S., Clemson University, 2010; Ph.D., University of Arkansas, 2014 University Affiliate, Environmental Science and Technology
Rabenhorst Martin C. Full Member B.S., Univ. of Maryland, 1975; M.S., 1978; Ph.D., Texas A&M Univ., 1983. Professor, Environmental Science and Technology
Ross David S. Full Member B.S., Pennsylvania State University-University Park, 1969; M.S., 1971; Ph.D., 1973. Professor Emeritus, Environmental Science and Technology
Sellner Kevin G. Special Member B.A., Clark University, 1971; M.S., University of South Carolina-Columbia, 1973; Ph.D., Dalhousie University-Halifax, 1978 University Affiliate, Environmental Science and Technology
Sharma Manan Special Member B.S., University of Florida, 1996; M.S., University of Georgia, 2000; Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2004 University Affiliate, Environmental Science and Technology
Shirmohammadi Adel Full Member B.S., University of Rezaeiyeh-Iran, 1974; M.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1977 Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 1982. Professor, Environmental Science and Technology
Steinhilber Patricia M. Adjunct Member B.A., State University of New York-Albany, 1969; M.S., New Mexico State University-Las Cruces, 1977; Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1981. Extension Associate, Environmental Science and Technology
Tilley David R. Full Member B.S., North Carolina State University, 1992; M.E., University of Florida, 1996; Ph.D., University of Florida, 1999. Associate Professor, Environmental Science and Technology
Tjaden Robert L. Full Member B.S. Univ. of Maine, 1978; M.F. Duke Univ. 1986; Ph.D., Univ.Maryland, 2002. Principal Agent, Environmental Science and Technology
Turner Robert Eugene Special Member B.S., Monmouth College, 1967; M.A., Drake University, 1969; Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1974 University Affiliate, Environmental Science and Technology
Unger Michael A. Special Member B.S., Michigan State University, 1981; M.S., College of William & Mary, 1982; Ph.D., College of William & Mary, 1988 University Affiliate, Environmental Science and Technology
Vadas Peter Special Member B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 1993; M.S., University of Delaware, 1996; Ph.D., University of Delaware, 2001 University Affiliate, Environmental Science and Technology
Weil Raymond R. Full Member B.S., Michigan State University, 1970; M.S., Purdue University, 1972; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 1977. Professor, Environmental Science and Technology
Yarwood Stephanie A. Full Member B.A. Witman College, 2001 Ph.D. Oregon State Univ. 2007 Associate Professor, Environmental Science and Technology
Yonkos Lance Full Member B.S., Washington and Lee University. 1986; M.S., University of Maryland, 1999; Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2005. Associate Professor, Environmental Science and Technology
brower william S. Special Member B.S., University College, 2004; M.S., University of Cambridge, 2008 University Affiliate, Environmental Science and Technology