Graduate Programs

The Center for Environmental Research and Education

The Center for Environmental Research and Education offers graduate level courses to students pursuing a Master's Degree in Environmental Science and Mangaement and to students pursuing Professional Certificates in either Environmental Science or Environmental Management.

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.

Students who do not have professional experience launch their careers by completing internships. There is also a thesis track exists for those considering research or doctoral education. Students who are currently working professionals in the environmental field may request experiential learning credits.

If you are a current Duquesne University student interested in applying to the Accelerated Dual Degree program, please follow instructions on this page.

Professional Certificate Programs

The Center for Environmental Research and Education offers two professional certificates for students who wish to acquire a base-level professional knowledge in environmental science or environmental management:

The professional certificates each require 18 credits. After completing six credits of required foundational coursework, students take electives for the remaining 12 credits. To succeed in this program incoming students must be proficient in algebra and trigonometry.

All classes are offered in the evenings or on Saturdays for the convenience of working professionals.

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.

Instructors from Academia and Working Professionals

The Center for Environmental Research and Education offers courses on a wide variety of subjects, from Public Policy and Environmental Politics to Terrestrial Field Biology. These courses are taught by a combination of instructors. Some courses will be taught by full time faculty members at Duquesne Unviersity, while others are taught by working professionals who have experience from government agencies, consulting firms, law firms, non-profit organizations, and more. Students are able to learn topics from a multitude of perspectives and develop well-rounded skillsets.

CERE Online Advisement Center

Visit the CERE online advisement center where students can download progress sheets, check class times, and more.

Contact Us

Apply today! Learn more about the application process for the graduate and professional Environmental Science and Management programs here

Center for Environmental Research and Education
Duquesne University
600 Forbes Avenue331 Fisher Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Phone: 412.396.4095

Email: envscience@duq.edu