Master of Science in Environmental Science and Management
The Master of Science in Environmental Science and Management (ESM) features a core of required classes in science, policy, and management that creates a strong foundation on which to build a customized degree program. Students have the freedom to choose a concentration and a variety of electives that will help them attain their goals.
- The traditional ESM curriculum emphasizes regulatory compliance and pollution prevention and control.
- The conservation biology concentration focuses on field studies and allows students to take more science electives
- The concentration in research enables students to focus on their research topic and produce a graduate-level thesis
Students who do not have professional experience launch their careers by completing internships. There is also a thesis track that exists for those considering research or doctoral education. Students who are currently working professionals in the environmental field may request experiential learning credits.
Conveniently Scheduled Classes
Courses are offered weekday evenings and occasionally on Saturdays for the convenience of working professionals.
Part-time students who take about two classes per semester can complete the degree in approximately two calendar years. Students may also take one course per semester.
The program welcomes full-time students, including recent graduates with bachelor's degrees in the sciences or related disciplines.