best environmental science degreeStudy the environment and the role of humans within it by earning an online master’s degree. You’ll have the opportunity to cultivate and grow your knowledge when you design a degree based on your passions and your goals. You’ll work with experts in your chosen field, whether that be a researcher you admire, or a non-profit manager that can teach you the skills you’re looking for. Unlike 100% online degrees, this online program is a limited-residency format that combines online classes, mentored studies, and in-person opportunities to connect with faculty and other students.

You have the flexibility to study precisely what inspires you and with the support of our experienced faculty, you’ll be able to expand your knowledge and explore topics in new ways that will challenge you and ignite your inner scholar.  

Potential paths within environmental studies & sustainability include:

  • Conservation science
  • Environmental education
  • Social ecology
  • Film studies
  • Sustainability science

 

Sample Courses

Course Code Course Credits
MA57509 The Spiritual Components of Adventure and Environmental Education 3
MA57702 Ecopsychology 2
MA57703 People and Nature: An Exploration of our Relationships with the Natural World 2
MA57705 Climate Justice and Climate Consequences 2
MA57708 Engaging in Place: An Active Introduction to Civic Ecology 3
MA57711 Worldviews and Sustainability 2
MA57714 Ecogender for the 21st Century 2

Application Requirements

  • $40 application fee
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Autobiographical essay
  • Completed Application
  • Current resume
  • Official transcripts
  • Personal statement

Career Outcomes

  • Conservation Biologist
  • Forest Service Researcher
  • Environmental Management
  • Regional Planner
  • Environmental Lawyer

Learning Outcomes

  • Mastery of contemporary and foundational knowledge and theory in the student's field of study
  • Ability to integrate theoretical and practical aspects of the field
  • Ability to demonstrate written communication skills that are informed, scholarly, and passionate
  • Ability to demonstrate oral communication skills that are informed, scholarly, and passionate
  • Development of social literacies, including an understanding and appreciation of the ways humans relate to their own and other cultures, and the impact this relationship has on the your field of study and professional practice
  • Development of ecological literacies, including an understanding and appreciation of the ways humans relate to their environment (ecological, spiritual, and cultural), and of the relevance of these ideas to your field of study and professional practice

My practicum consisted of a project that I designed for the National Parks Conservation Association Northeast Regional Office. I worked for NPCA during the majority of my graduate studies, which would not have been possible in a more traditional graduate program."