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An advanced degree in environmental studies leads to a career that can make a difference in the world. Students who pursue this field seek to put into action their interest in ecology and concern for the environment.

 

What is an MA in Environmental Studies? The impact of humans on their physical surroundings creates a need for strategies to lessen negative effects and instigate more sustainable practices. Students explore the interrelationship of science and sociology to better understand the sources of ecological issues. Studies center on climate change reduction and adaptation, pollution remediation, environmental management and creation of sustainable communities. Programs provide concentrations in research, handling of waste, health considerations and mitigation of contamination. Some degree plans emphasize the environmental consequences of business and governmental decisions, and others allow specialization in areas such as coastal and marine management.

 

Benefits of environmental studies are global in scale. Graduates are equipped to address the growing need for a more sustainable approach to energy requirements, waste management and the balance of ecosystems.

 

Programs are available world-wide and cost will vary according to school and location. Students should research their options to determine which course of study best suits their interests and goals.

 

The rewarding career opportunities for graduates encompass many areas of business, science and education. Researchers study the impact of pollution and seek to discover more viable solutions to the demands of society that have given rise to ecological issues. Governments and organizations need experts to evaluate practices and develop strategies to lessen environmental damage. Graduates may lead projects to rehabilitate corrupted ecosystems and restore productivity in degraded soil. Contamination clean-up efforts and management of waste require team members knowledgeable in environmental issues. A master’s in this field opens the door to leadership in solving pollution problems, developing new energy options and securing a more sustainable future.

 

To take the first step in turning your ecological interests into an exciting career, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

 

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14 Results in Environmental Studies

Schumacher College

Be active and transformative within organisations, communities, economics and education as we meet the challenge of transitioning to a low carbon, high well-being and res ... [+]

Never has there been a more important time for a new approach to engaging with the challenging situations we face from the local to the global levels. In a rapidly changing dynamic situation, solutions rarely remain optimal for very long and continuous active participation is a necessary ingredient for success. Growing resilience in individuals and communities is the way to keep going despite the continuous change around us.

Our program in Ecological Design Thinking embraces and explores this complex world of interactions with lively engagement and an optimistic approach. It offers powerful, practical and ecology-centred skills and knowledge to apply to a diverse range of practices from design, education and business to the more specific roles of leadership, management and consultancy.... [-]

United Kingdom Totnes
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Westminster

The Energy and Environmental Change MA is an interdisciplinary degree that combines international relations, law, business and sustainability studies. As such it provides ... [+]

Course summary

The Energy and Environmental Change MA is an interdisciplinary degree that combines international relations, law, business and sustainability studies. As such it provides a comprehensive examination of energy security, energy markets and climate change from global, regional and local perspectives. The degree equips students with knowledge of key intellectual frameworks and critical issues. The course offers a holistic approach to the dynamics governing energy-transition to a low-carbon economy nexus. Students are required to complete five interconnected core modules and may select one option module.

The course combines expertise from:

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Westminster Business School Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment Course structure ... [-]
United Kingdom London
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
SIT Graduate Institute

The world needs skilled professionals working in the climate change arena more than ever. Get the skills and hands-on experience you need to make a difference. ... [+]

The world needs skilled professionals working in the climate change arena more than ever. Get the skills and hands-on experience you need to make a difference.

See what you’ll be doing on this globe-spanning program

In this one-of-a-kind degree program, you’ll travel the globe as you examine the impacts of climate change and innovations and policies to combat them. You’ll examine current global environmental governance and consider opportunities for effective climate action in a rapidly changing world.

Starting in Iceland, you’ll be introduced to climate science, assessment methods, and energy and climate policy. You’ll see Iceland’s energy alternatives to fossil fuels as well as its methods for reducing carbon dioxide output. You’ll also discover Iceland’s core policies of environmental governance and changing geopolitical role as a leader in energy innovation as part of Europe.... [-]

USA Brattleboro Washington
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1 year
Campus
Royal Roads University

The MA/MSc in Environment and Management program is an interdisciplinary graduate degree designed to enhance strategic decision making in the environmental field. The pro ... [+]

Overview

The MA/MSc in Environment and Management program is an interdisciplinary graduate degree designed to enhance strategic decision making in the environmental field. The program emphasizes teamwork and focuses on technical and policy questions using systems and sustainability perspectives to prepare you for leadership and management in your environmental career.

This is a 42 credit, 2-year blended program, including three, 3-week on-campus residencies, combined with online learning and a thesis.

Blended Delivery Model Online Learning

The majority of this program is experienced through online learning. Online courses enable you to meet the demands of work and family while studying. Using our web-based learning platform, you will access your reading materials, complete individual and group assignments, and engage with the rest of your classmates and instructors; online from anywhere. Each online course varies in length, with breaks between courses.... [-]

Canada Victoria
September 2020
Part-time
2 years
Online & Campus Combined
Royal Roads University

Now more than ever, we need to invite everyone in society, of all ages, to be part of the solution. As environmental communicators and educators, we inspire others and tr ... [+]

Overview

The Master of Arts in Environmental Education and Communication program will empower you and give you the depth and insight to lead and motivate others in developing a sustainable, environmentally sound society.

Blended Delivery Model

Online Learning

The majority of this program is experienced through online learning. Online courses enable you to meet the demands of work and family while studying. Using our web-based learning platform, you will access your reading materials, complete individual and group assignments, and engage with the rest of your classmates and instructors; online from anywhere. Each online course varies, with breaks between courses.... [-]

Canada Victoria
July 2020
Part-time
2 years
Online & Campus Combined
California Institute of Integral Studies

Our program aims to help students cultivate the knowledge and wisdom to respond to the contemporary ecological crisis from integral and transdisciplinary perspectives. ... [+]

Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion MA and PhD

The ecological challenges of the 21st century represent a crisis of values and consciousness. The pace of global change calls for an understanding of the process by which humanity came to this crossroads in planetary history. Graduate study in Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion allows students to cultivate the knowledge and wisdom to respond to the ecological crisis from integral and transdisciplinary perspectives.

Our program is centered in nurturing a community engaged in revitalizing the human relationship to the earth and exploring intersections of eco-spirituality, eco-justice, indigenous traditions, and eco-feminism. The world's religious and spiritual traditions offer deep insight into the human condition, along with profound teachings about how humans should relate to one another and to the environment. Students gain skills and insight to transform practices, worldviews, and consciousness in the service of a more just, sustainable, and flourishing planetary future. Core faculty are founders in the field of religion and ecology, shaping global dialogue linking spirituality and cosmology with ecology and sustainability. ... [-]

USA San Francisco
September 2020
Full-time
Campus
University of Malta

This Master’s degree programme on Ocean Governance being offered by the University of Malta in collaboration with the International Ocean Institute is unique in its appro ... [+]

Ocean Governance is a topic of increasing significance and concern in the 21st century. The 1982 UN Law of the Sea Convention and other International law instruments are useful tools that safeguard the rule of International Maritime law. Notwithstanding their valuable contribution emerging international concerns, essentially based on the escalating crisis of unsustainability, instigate an urgent need to explore new trans-disciplinary approaches to ocean governance. Evidently, a more comprehensive, legal framework is required to improve the manner in which States and their nationals maintain the rule of law in marine areas beyond national jurisdiction and in regulating anthropogenic activities affecting the ocean and its resources. Emerging issues and threats, such as global maritime security, the sustainable use of the oceans and their resources, as well as linkages between natural sciences, socio-economic requirements and the law, necessitate a multidisciplinary approach for promoting learning and research on ocean governance.... [-]

Malta Valletta
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Bath Spa University

On this pioneering course, you’ll acquire new research skills, as well as a more holistic understanding of environmental issues. You’ll address specific issues such as cl ... [+]

Bring humanities and sciences together to build creative responses to environmental challenges.

This is an innovative interdisciplinary MA led by world-class environmental humanities scholars.

We bring arts, humanities, and social science into critical conversation with ecology and conservation.

You’ll develop key skills for an environmental scholarship, creativity, communication, and activism.

This MA is taught by the Research Centre for Environmental Humanities.

On this pioneering course, you’ll acquire new research skills, as well as a more holistic understanding of environmental issues. You’ll address specific issues such as climate change and biodiversity loss, alongside broader ideas about human relationships with place, technology, and the more-than-human world, drawing insights from across a wide range of disciplines and cultures.... [-]

United Kingdom Bath
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Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
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Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

The accredited M.A. program in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP) at Tufts prepares a new generation of leaders – ‘practical visionaries’ ... [+]

MA Degrees in Environmental Studies. The M.A. program in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP) at Tufts prepares a new generation of leaders – ‘practical visionaries’ – who will contribute to the development of inclusive and sustainable communities. A nationally accredited program, it is distinct from many other planning and policy programs by having a strong social justice focus. Tufts UEP graduate students learn to engage and confront the social and environmental challenges in today’s world of rapid urbanization. Our accredited M.A. degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning requires completion of twelve or thirteen courses (36-39 credit hours) plus a thesis or capstone exa... [-]
USA Medford
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Northeastern Illinois University

The Master of Arts in Geography and Environmental Studies is a program offered in the evenings and on weekends. The program is designed for students with various academic ... [+]

The Master of Arts in Geography and Environmental Studies is a program offered in the evenings and on weekends. The program is designed for students with various academic backgrounds who are interested in a career that spans the human and natural environments -- the social and physical sciences -- and who desire the spatial analytical skills of geography. Graduate students develop an area of proficiency within the broad scope of the environmental policy, planning, and management or within the geographic realm of spatial analysis. The program is both theoretical and practical; students gain knowledge, conceptual skills, and technical skills. The program provides a solid basis for a career, a career shift, career enhancement, or preparation for post-graduate studies... [-]

USA Avondale
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Part-time
3 years
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University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences

Global Health and Society at the University of Miami provides students with an interdisciplinary perspective for understanding how global health outcomes relate to societ ... [+]

Master of Arts in Global Health & Society

Global Health and Society at the University of Miami provides students with an interdisciplinary perspective for understanding how global health outcomes relate to society, culture, and the environment. A range of interdisciplinary courses examines emerging challenges to human health and security, differential access and adoption of evidence-based health policies, governance, practices, and interventions, and how these translate from international to community scales.

Students interested in pursuing a Master of Arts in Global Health and Society have the opportunity to choose specialize is one of three degree tracks.

General Concentration in Global Health - Designed for professionals who are already in the health field but require substantial social science knowledge and methodologies to complete their training. These students may have strong interest in (or are already) working in developing countries or underserved areas. Community-based Participatory Research, Monitoring and Evaluation - This track will provide graduate students the skills to build partnerships and active participation to address critical health issues in communities throughout the world. This track prepares students for placement in community health resesarch projects. Policy, Governance and Advocacy - A comprehensive framework of global health underscoring the sociopolitical, economic, and geographic factors that, in addition to biomedical factors, impact health conditions of various countries and populations throughout the world. ... [-]
USA Miami
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
18 - 24 months
Campus
The Master Institute of Visual Cultures – St. Joost School of Fine Art and Design

The master's programme Ecology Futures focusses on how art and design can help define and change the narrative around today's anthropocentric worldview. Through artistic ... [+]

Master in Ecology Futures

The master's programme Ecology Futures focusses on how art and design can help define and change the narrative around today's anthropocentric worldview. Through artistic research rooted in scientific methodologies, students will be challenged to develop their own position, both theoretical and practical. Linked to the new Material Incubator lab space, students will be encouraged to explore and engage with the biological world as a way to express concepts, directly incorporating living matter into their work. Together we will envision all kinds of different ecological futures, developing critical work about our position as humans in relation to all other living and non-living entities, aiming to achieve a radical shift in perception on society today. The programme is led by core tutor, Xandra van der Eijk.... [-]

Netherlands 's Hertogenbosch
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Boston University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Drawing knowledge from natural and social sciences, humanities, engineering, and more, the MA in Energy & Environment unlocks the door to a career that leaves a mark ... [+]

Prepare for success in a changing, challenging field.

Drawing knowledge from natural and social sciences, humanities, engineering, and more, the MA in Energy & Environment unlocks the door to a career that leaves a mark on the world. Our graduates shape environmental policy and planning, excel at energy analysis and environmental consulting, and expand the reach of nongovernmental organizations. Students with a wide variety of backgrounds, from engineering to international relations, find our master’s program ideal for acquiring the high-demand skills necessary for careers in energy and the environment. Our world-renowned faculty equip you with the computer skills, quantitative techniques, and modeling tools you will need to succeed.... [-]

USA Boston
September 2020
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw

The Sustainability Studies is an interdisciplinary program which aims at fostering students’ understanding, appreciation, and thoughtful problem-solving skills regarding ... [+]

About studies

Sustainability is most commonly defined as meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The field of Sustainability Studies explores and critiques ways to achieve it in the context of maintaining ecological and environmental health while generating economic welfare and ensuring social justice. The Sustainability Studies is an interdisciplinary program which aims at fostering students’ understanding, appreciation, and thoughtful problem-solving skills regarding the relationship and interactions between human society and the environment. The studies will provide the interdisciplinary background that is needed to understand many of the complex challenges facing our world, and will equip students with the skills needed to develop solutions to these problems.... [-]

Poland Warsaw
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Full-time
2 years
Online & Campus Combined