Master of Art Degrees in Environmental Studies

Compare 13 MAs in Environmental Studies

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.



13 Results in Environmental Studies

Master of Arts in Archaeology (Landscape and Heritage)

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full-time 12 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

In the one-year Master's programme Landscape and Heritage, you will study the dynamic past of both contemporary and historical landscapes, and explore the ways in which they are preserved and maintained as archaeological heritage.

MA in Geography and Environmental Studies

Northeastern Illinois University
Campus Part-time 3 years August 2019 USA Chicago Grayslake + 1 more

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.

MA in Energy and Environmental Change

University of Westminster
Campus Full-time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom London

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.

MA in Ocean Governance

University of Malta
Campus Full-time October 2019 Malta Valletta

This Master’s degree programme on Ocean Governance</strong> being offered by the University of Malta in collaboration with the International Ocean Institute is unique in its approach – it aims to forge a knowledge base that is essentially legal but which also delves into the natural and social sciences to determine how an effective regulatory framework should operate.

Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion MA and PhD Programs

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full-time September 2019 USA San Francisco

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

MA/MSc in Environment and Management

Royal Roads University
Online & Campus Combined Part-time 2 years September 2019 Canada Victoria

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.

Master of Arts in Environmental Education and Communication

Royal Roads University
Online & Campus Combined Part-time 2 years July 2019 Canada Victoria

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 translate the issues of today in order to engage in transformative, sustainable practices across all sectors of society.

MFA/MA in Art & Ecology

Burren College of Art
Campus Full-time 2 years September 2019 Ireland Galway

The MFA in Art & Ecology provides an immersive education in the development of a professional practice as an ecologically oriented artist.

Master of Arts in Climate Change and Global Sustainability

SIT Graduate Institute
Campus 1 year August 2019 USA Brattleboro Washington

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.

MA in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning

Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Campus Full-time 2 years September 2019 USA Medford

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’ – 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

MA Environmental Politics and Climate Change

Keele University
Campus Full-time Part-time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Keele + 1 more

You will look at the political, economic, cultural and ethical discussions around environmental challenges such as climate change and loss of biodiversity.

MA in Environmental Protection: Sustainability Studies

Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw
Online & Campus Combined Full-time 2 years October 2019 Poland Warsaw

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.

MA Ecological Design Thinking

Schumacher College
Campus Full-time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Totnes

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 resilient places and systems. Never has there been a more important time for a new approach to design. - starts September 2018.