Master of Science in Environmental Science
The M.S.E.S. program requires 48 credit hours distributed among four sets of courses:
- science courses
- policy and management courses
- tool skill courses
- and an experiential requirement
There are no required courses per se; however, each student is expected to demonstrate several competencies, depending on his or her concentration. These competencies include relevant natural and physical sciences, economics, policy or law, and quantitative problem solving. A Curriculum Advisory Committee works with the student to ensure that these competencies are met and that the student is pursuing a suitable plan of study. This curriculum provides students with a general knowledge of environmental science and management, the tool skills to allow them to apply that knowledge, and a specialized area of expertise.