Our unique bioregional approach shows students how to connect deeply to their local ecological and human communities wherever they end up during their professional careers. The program comprises 36 credits, which include five foundational courses and three areas of concentration to choose from–conservation biology, environmental communication, or a self-designed focus. The emphasis on practical and local application of knowledge and development of a professional network prepares students for success, whether they are just launching a career or looking for growth in an established position. Our students graduate with the knowledge and confidence to be leaders and join a nationwide community ready to make a difference.
"Our Master of Science in Environmental Studies demonstrates that a thoroughly place-based approach to online education can build community at a distance and create a web of connected bioregional experts." - Dr. Meriel Brooks, Faculty Director MS Environmental Studies
Join a cutting-edge community ready to make a difference in the world.
Leading Faculty: Our faculty are nationally known as leaders in their fields, and have in-depth experience as teachers, researchers, and practitioners.
Make Connections in Your Own Community: The bioregional approach encourages students to engage with stakeholders and make connections with professionals in their communities, building networks and making real-world contributions through applied assignments and capstone projects.
Learn Online: Our online degree allows students to balance their lives. Classes are conducted online, with mentored studies opportunities.
Integration with Other Graduate Programs: Choose electives from any of the other graduate programs we offer.
A College Recognized for Environmental Leadership: The strong emphasis on ethics and sustainability that permeates our curricula and community produces graduates inclined to activism in environmental, political, and social issues.