Environmental Science and Management

Embark on a transformative academic journey with the MS in Environmental Science and Management/Juris Doctor (JD) dual degree program. This exceptional program is designed to offer you a comprehensive and multidisciplinary education at the intersection of environmental science, management, and law.

As a student in this dual degree program, you will have the opportunity to earn both an MS in Environmental Science and Management and a Juris Doctor (JD) degree. The Environmental Science and Management program provides a robust curriculum that delves into critical environmental issues, sustainability practices, and resource management strategies. Simultaneously, the Juris Doctor (JD) curriculum focuses on the intricacies of environmental law and policy, ensuring that you gain a deep understanding of legal frameworks and compliance regulations.

With this dual degree, you will develop a specialized expertise in environmental science, management principles, and legal practices. The program offers a diverse range of courses in environmental law and policy, natural resource management and law, environmental litigation, climate change and sustainability law, land use and zoning law, energy and environmental law, environmental ethics and justice, conservation, and environmental law enforcement.

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Program Information

The MS in Environmental Science and Management/Juris Doctor (JD) dual degree program combines the knowledge and skills of environmental science, management, and law to prepare students for impactful careers at the intersection of these fields. Students will earn both an MS in Environmental Science and Management and a Juris Doctor (JD) degree, gaining in-depth knowledge of environmental law, policy, and sustainable practices. With experiential learning opportunities and access to renowned faculty, graduates will be equipped to pursue diverse career paths in environmental consulting, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and legal practices, addressing complex environmental challenges and advocating for sustainable practices.

Program Type

Dual Degree

Academic Department

Environmental Science and Management



Required Credit Hours


Prepared For Anything

Upon graduation, you will be equipped with a unique skill set that merges scientific knowledge, managerial acumen, and legal acuity. This will open up a plethora of exciting career prospects in environmental consulting firms, governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and legal practices specializing in environmental law. The dual degree program also lays the groundwork for you to pursue influential roles in environmental advocacy, policy-making, and compliance.

Through engaging coursework, hands-on projects, and experiential learning opportunities, you will gain the practical skills and expertise necessary to address complex environmental challenges, navigate legal complexities, and drive sustainable change. The program's interdisciplinary approach fosters critical thinking, collaboration, and effective problem-solving, empowering you to make a meaningful impact in the realm of environmental science and law.

Immerse yourself in this enriching MS in Environmental Science and Management/Juris Doctor (JD) dual degree program, and seize the opportunity to shape a career that combines your passion for the environment, legal acumen, and desire for positive change.

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Credit Requirements

For detailed information regarding specific course requirements and limitations, we encourage you to reach out to the School of Law Admissions Office and the School of Science and Engineering Graduate Advisor. They will provide you with comprehensive guidance on the credit requirements necessary to excel in the MS in Environmental Science and Management and Juris Doctor (JD) dual degree program.
  • Students must take a minimum of 24 credits of course work in the Environmental Science and Management program.
  • In addition to Environmental Science and Management course work, students must complete one approved internship.
  • Students are required to plan courses with a Graduate Advisor.
  • 15 credit hours of course work permitted per semester, including courses from both disciplines.
  • 3 credit hours may be permitted for a Law School clinical course.
  • Students are required to provide the Law School Registrar with a copy of their graduate elective course schedule.

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Mary Kate Ranii

Graduate Student Success Coach & Program Administrator

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