Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Master of Science

(37 Credit Hours)

Master of Science Environment Studies

This interdisciplinary program will prepare you for the challenges of a career in the environmental field. As a student of environmental policy, you’ll focus on the development and implementation of public policy responses to environmental issues, especially the economic, political and social factors that are an intrinsic part of the policymaking process. If you are more interested in the science behind policy issues, you’ll acquire a solid foundation based on the ways information should be used to assess environmental and societal risk and the relevant policies. Coursework is in environmental science and policy as is the laboratory work and field research.

Admissions Criteria

  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Previous coursework in biology (two courses with labs), chemistry (two courses with labs), statistics (one course) and American government (one course); One year of another physical or natural science may be substituted for either biology or chemistry.
  • Two letters of recommendation, a third is optional but encouraged • Written goals


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Application Deadlines

Priority: January 15
Final: July 1

Priority: January 15
Final: April 1

Priority: November 1
Final: December 1

Contact Information

Adem Ali
program director

Lucy Davis
program coordinator

Additional Information