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cheapest graduate schools in the usa offering masters degree in environmental health

dolittledolittle Posts: 2Registered User New Member
edited January 2011 in Graduate School
Hello everyone.I am new here but I hope to get my questions answered.I intend having my masters degree in environmental health in the USA but as an international student,I need a list of cheap but good schools.There seems to be too many schools in the USA and I'm a little confused.I would be glad if you could help me list those that

(i) do not require TOEFL and

(ii) give out graduate assistantship scholarship

Can someone please help me out? I intend doing my GRE test by December,2010.Thanks.
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Replies to: cheapest graduate schools in the usa offering masters degree in environmental health

  • homarushomarus Posts: 54Registered User Junior Member
    I hate to tell you this, but you're probably going to have to take the TOEFL. Almost all US schools require it of foreign students. The only exceptions are for people who would probably ace it anyway: native speakers of English, or those that have a degree from a school that teaches in English.

    One good bit of news on the TOEFL: As far as I know, most schools decide on a cut-off score, and as long as you're above that, it doesn't really matter. (But bear in mind this is just my impression, I'm not an international student).

    As far as cheap schools: there are two possibilities. On one hand, the cheapest schools are probably in the south, midwest, and some parts of the far west (not the northeast or pacific coast)- and if you're paying out of pocket, you want to live in a place with a low cost of living. But you may be ahead not worrying too much about the cost of the school, since expensive schools often have more money to spend on assistantships--and often (not always!) this includes a tuition waiver.

    One book you might find useful is one of the Peterson's Guides series, specifically Amazon.com: Grad Guides Book 6: Bus/Ed/Hlth/Law/InfSy/ScWrk 2009 (Peterson's Graduate Programs in Business, Education, Health, Information Studies, Law and Social Work) (9780768925685): Peterson's: Books. It'll have information on each school including financial aid.

    Good luck!
  • dolittledolittle Posts: 2Registered User New Member
    Hello guys.I'm about writing my GRE and TOEFL but I need to be sure on which course to study in order to qualify as an environmental manager.I have the options of : environmental and occupational health,environmental management or environmental science.

    Which among the listed programs do you think will brace me up both in the managerial aspect and the technical aspect?

    Could you please suggest good schools for these?

    The ones I have in my archive are: University of Iowa(Environmental and Occupational health)

    University of Oklahoma health Sciences center(Environmental health and industrial hygiene)

    Gannon University(Environmental health and engineering with concentration in Environmental management)

    Anna maria college (Environmental and occupational health and safety).

    I anticipate your prompt response.

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