M.Sc. in Environmental Quality Sciences

General Information

The Environmental Quality Sciences program at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem prepares students to address the challenges of global environmental issues: development of alternative water and energy resources, water and soil pollution treatment, waste recycling, agricultural intensification, environmentally-sustainable pest control and plant protection, and related economics.

Quick Facts

Duration: 1 Year
Tuition Fee: $10,500 USD per year
Starting in: October
Location: Rehovot, Israel

The multidisciplinary Environmental Quality Sciences program at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is taught by academic staff from the Robert H. Smith Faculty’s Environmental Quality and Natural Resources in Agriculture department and the Agricultural Research Center’s Volcani Institute. The courses cover broad areas of scientific research, such as: environmental microbiology, ecology, soil and water, economics, weed control, botany and plant protection. The common denominator of these diverse fields is the goal to understand and promote processes that affect and improve the quality of the environment and nurture a sustainable agricultural environment for future generations.


The one-year program leads to a non-thesis Master of Science in Agriculture majoring in Environmental Quality Sciences. After successful completion of the first year, qualified graduates can be reviewed for admission to the thesis track for a second year of studies to earn a thesis degree, and continue for a PhD degree either in Israel or elsewhere. Upon completion of their studies, the majority of alumni return to their home countries, where they hold key positions in industry, education, academics, research, NGOs and government organizations.

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Academic requirements:

B.Sc. degree in the sciences from a recognized university in a relevant field: agriculture, biology, chemistry, land and water resources, engineering, agricultural engineering, chemistry, ecology, environmental sciences, soil science, etc.

GPA of 80 or above (B- on the letter scale).

High level of proficiency in all English skills, documented by one of the following:

  • At least 89 on the TOEFL internet-based test
  • At least 6.0 on the IELTS
  • Documentation of previous academic studies conducted in English.

Three letters of recommendation; at least one must be academic (not from family members).

Relevant experience is recommended but not mandatory.

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Why study with us?

Location - Jerusalem

Study in one of the most ancient cities in the world, today a colourful carpet of cultures and peoples, innovative technology and entrepreneurial spirit


A tradition of innovation at the start up nation led for nearly 10K patents, 150 new inventions per year and over 600 commercial products

Academic & Research Excellence

Hebrew University faculty and alumni have won eight Nobel Prizes, one Fields Medal and 14 Wolf Prizes, among others