Master of Science Degree in Environmental Science
The M.S. in Environmental Science is a multidisciplinary program focused on understanding and developing solutions for environmental problems. Students can focus their studies in areas such as ecology, biodiversity, conservation, environmental assessment or paleoecology-geology.
The M.S. program can be pursued by either full-time or part-time students. While the majority of M.S. students pursue a non-thesis option, a M.S. with thesis option is available. The non-thesis option is solely course-based and requires 48 credits of coursework, of which 6 credits may be research. Most courses carry 3 credits each.
Students who pursue the M.S. with thesis option complete their coursework requirements as well as an original research project mentored by a departmental faculty member. Students must be formally accepted into the research program of a faculty member to enroll in the M.S. with thesis program. In some instances, faculty members can act as co-mentors if students are able to perform M.S. thesis research in their place of employment. Those preparing a thesis must complete 45 credits (of which up to 12 credits may be research credit).
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