The General Studies in HES offers the Master of Science in Human Environmental Sciences with the following areas of study:

  • Apparel and Textiles
  • Conflict Resolution (graduate certificate only)
  • Consumer Quality Management
  • General Studies
  • Interactive Technology
  • Hospitality Management
  • Sport Hospitality

See the Admission Criteria section of this catalog for more information.

Program Requirements

Human Environmental Sciences

The area of study in general human environmental sciences is designed to permit students to pursue work in more than one area of human environmental sciences and/or to strengthen professional competence by selecting courses that support or complement an area of human environmental sciences, including: apparel and textiles; hospitality management; interactive technology; sport hospitality; consumer quality management; and the certificate in conflict resolution. Students should refer to the respective website for each area of study for specific details. Upon admission into the program, students will work with an HES faculty advisor to develop a program of study consisting of HES graduate courses. Students may work under Plan I or Plan II. Applicants must clearly state the area of study on the Graduate School Application.

Students applying for admission to the area of study in general studies refer to the requirements for admission detailed in an earlier section of this catalog. A student with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0, a GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of coursework, or a GPA of 3.0 in a master's degree program is not required to submit standardized test scores. However, this does not guarantee admission.

Additional Information

Six semester hours of eligible credit from one master's degree at The University of Alabama may be applied to the requirements for a second master's degree, but only if the department of the second master’s agrees to the courses in the plan of study. Any hours from the previous master’s degree must have been earned during the six years (18 fall, spring, and summer semesters) immediately preceding the date on which the second degree is to be awarded.

Students admitted to the regular, non-degree graduate program may enroll in up to 12 credits.  These 12 credit may be used toward the HES General Studies Master’s degree once the student has applied and been accepted to the General HES master's program. 

***Please note that if a student double counts six hours between two master’s degrees, no hours may double count toward any additional master’s degrees.