Master of Science in Environmental Science
The Master of Science in Environmental Science prepares graduates to address many anthropogenic environmental changes in our world today and includes rigorous courses from several branches of science, including coastal and environmental geology, environmental biology, low-temperature aqueous geochemistry, environmental isotope geochemistry, biogeochemistry, remote sensing, big data analytics, climate science, toxicology, water quality and environmental law and policy.
Through interdisciplinary course work and the completion of a master's thesis, graduates will be prepared to transition or advance their careers in environmentally-relevant research fields and can also allow students the opportunity to later pursue a Ph.D. in related fields.
About the program
The human impact on Earth's environment over the past two centuries (anthropocene) is unprecedented. Population growth, accompanied by high energy demands to power societal development, has impacted the Earth system in many ways. The Master of Science in Environmental Science prepares working professionals who need additional certification in their fields and/or those interested in research careers.