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Environmental Science Graduate Programs (MS, MA, MEM)

Program of Study for ENSC and MEM

Each student prepares an individual Program of Study (POS) designed specifically for the student’s particular background and goals. The POS is prepared in consultation with the student’s major professor and the director of the program.

Each student, regardless of the graduate degree selected, is also required to pass an oral examination based upon the chosen program of study.

As part of your graduate career, you will be required to complete a Literacy of Science Review (ENSC 60011) and Oral Exams (ENSC 60021). You may also choose to complete an internship (ENSC 7003) as a part of your curriculum. Below you may download example syllabi for these three courses:

Literacy of Science Review
Oral Exam
Internship

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MS and MA Degree in Environmental Science

At the graduate level, the MS and MA degrees offer students both a systematic and integrated approach to the study of natural resources and rigorous training in specific fields of study. These include environmental compliance and law, aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, conservation biology, and habitat and wildlife management. Through course work, research, and fieldwork, all graduates of the Institute develop the scientific understanding, theoretical perspectives, and professional skills needed to become effective and innovative administrators, policy makers, resource managers, landscape architects, conservation practitioners, environmental consultants, researchers, or educators, all of whom play a significant role in shaping the future and solving critical environmental problems. Graduate courses and program information in are listed here.

Students may earn the Master of Arts or Master of Science.

Prerequisites for the MA/MS degrees: A bachelor’s degree with a major in environmental science, biology, geology (or the equivalent) or a major in one of the other sciences, or engineering, or one of the social sciences. Students with undergraduate preparations different from these will be considered after careful review.

The student must have completed at least one year of biology, one semester of physical geology, one year of chemistry, one semester of calculus and one semester of introductory statistics. Satisfactory scores (minimum of 1000) on the GRE are required.

As part of your graduate career, you may also choose to complete an internship (ENSC 60003) as a part of your curriculum. Please note that you are required to obtain permission from the graduate internship advisor prior to completing an internship, and you may be required to submit a proposal to the program outlining the goals and objectives of the proposed internship. The SGEE has provided an example syllabus for this course for your convenience.
 

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Graduate Admission Questions:

Please contact Dr. Tory Bennett.

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Masters in Environmental Management (MEM)

The School of Geology, Energy & the Environment offers a Masters in Environmental Management (MEM) with the M.J. Neeley School of Business – it’s the only two-year professional degree of its kind in the region. The MEM degree is designed to equip students with the skills needed to bridge the gaps between science, business, NGO’s, and government, and is beneficial for individuals planning to enter (or re-enter) the workforce upon graduation. Students completing degrees through our resource management program often find employment with environmental consulting firms, engineering companies or governmental agencies.

Prerequisites for the MEM degree: The department accepts students with a variety of undergraduate majors, including the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering. However, in order to be adequately prepared for the required coursework, MEM applicants should have completed two semesters in any combination of biology, geology or chemistry; one semester of either calculus or introductory statistics; and one semester of upper-level ecology. Students lacking some of this preparation may be accepted for admission, but are expected to make up the deficiencies prior to entrance by means of formal coursework or other arrangements agreed upon by the applicant and the director. Acceptable scores on the GRE (minimum of V148 and Q148) are also required.

As part of your graduate career, you may also choose to complete an internship (ENSC 60003) as a part of your curriculum. Please note that you are required to obtain permission from the graduate internship advisor prior to completing an internship, and you may be required to submit a proposal to the program outlining the goals and objectives of the proposed internship. The SGEE has provided an example syllabus for this course for your convenience.
 

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Questions

If you have any questions about the MEM program please contact Becky Johnson, P.G

Details of the degree can be found here.