Masters of Science in Environmental Sciences

Compare 46 MScs in Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of environmental science is expected to continue growing at a robust level. As worldwide environmental regulations continue to be implemented, more jobs are being created. Prospective students that are a good match for a Master of Science (MSc) in Environmental Sciences would include those who are interested in working to protect the environment.

What is an MSc in Environmental Sciences? It is an advanced course of study that can lead to employment in the public or private sector. Students in this program can specialize in many different areas such as engineering, conservation, ecology, biology and chemistry. Generally speaking, the graduate will work in areas related to locating and protecting the earth’s resources. This can include predicting hazards and advising on issues related to regulatory compliance. Students can narrow their focus to areas of particular interest during the course of study.

Costs of obtaining a degree in this area can vary widely based on a number of factors such as whether the student is in full or part-time attendance and whether the student is living on campus or taking online courses. It is advisable to consider personal interests, schedule flexibility and costs when choosing a program. 

Graduating with an MSc in Environmental Sciences can lead to many career opportunities in this fast-growing field. Based on the student’s interests, specializations and undergraduate work, he or she might choose to work as an environmental engineer, as a conservationist or perhaps in waste management. Besides working for private industry, the graduate will have the requisite skills to work in government or in education.

There are many worldwide programs available in this area of study, with some universities offering online degrees. An online degree is particularly desirable for those needing flexibility in their schedule. 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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Master of Science in Environmental Studies – Management (MES)

The Open University Of Tanzania
Online & Campus Combined Part time 18 months February 2018 Tanzania Dar Es Salaam

This Master's program is a multidisciplinary program designed to enhance the skills and technical expertise of graduates working in all facets of the environmental arena. The program aims to produce managers able to address the many issues in the highly complex and changing area of environmental studies. At Masters Level the degree may be taken with specialization in a range of fields. [+]

This Masters program is a multidisciplinary program designed to enhance the skills and technical expertise of graduates working in all facets of the environmental arena. The program aims to produce managers able to address the many issues in the highly complex and changing area of environmental studies. At Masters Level, the degree may be taken with specialization in a range of fields.

Students may choose from one of the three-degree pathways of environmental studies; Science, Management, or Health. The Science stream program aims is to provide professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute, directly or indirectly, to the conservation and careful use of natural resources for the benefit of society. Successful participants will develop the capacity to carry out independent scientific and technical research and assessments on environmental issues.... [-]


MSc in Environmental Science

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

This one year, full-time postgraduate qualification will lead to a Master of Science in Environmental Sciences. The course aims to produce environmental scientists with an interdisciplinary background able to tackle the broadest range of environmental protection issues... [+]

MSc in Environmental Science

Welcome to the MSc in Environmental Science webpages: the first environmental science course developed in Ireland.

Here you will find details of modules offered within the course, student’s previous experiences and application details.

This one year, full-time postgraduate qualification will lead to a Master of Science in Environmental Sciences. The course aims to produce environmental scientists with an interdisciplinary background able to tackle the broadest range of environmental protection issues.

The programme

The taught MSc degree in Environmental Science has an established pedigree, attracting students with diverse academic backgrounds for Ireland and abroad. This full-time intensive course is intended for administrative and scientific workers and new graduates with an appropriate biological/earth science background.... [-]


Master in Environmental Science & Policy

Plymouth State University
Campus September 2018 USA Plymouth

The Master in Environmental Science and Policy is designed to expand students’ understanding of the natural, social and physical dimensions of environmental issues. Students work with faculty members in areas such as forest ecosystems, hydrology, climate change, environmental economics, and land use planning to learn about the relationship between science and policy. [+]

The Master in Environmental Science and Policy is designed to expand students’ understanding of the natural, social and physical dimensions of environmental issues. Students work with faculty members in areas such as forest ecosystems, hydrology, climate change, environmental economics, and land use planning to learn about the relationship between science and policy.

Our multidisciplinary approach helps students develop the ability to think analytically and creatively about environmental issues in order to understand the scientific basis of environmental problems, as well as the social, political and economic factors that shape appropriate management and policy responses.

The program is intended to be flexible to meet the varied needs of individual students. Although most students are full time, our program is designed to accommodate part-time students and students interested in taking courses for professional development. Up to 12 credits can be taken without matriculating in the program. Depending on availability, full-time graduate students may be eligible to receive graduate assistantships, which include a stipend and tuition benefits. Contact the program coordinator for more information about funding opportunities.... [-]


Master of Science in Environmental Science

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 USA Rochester + 1 more

The curriculum is designed to provide students with a deep understanding of the complex set of circumstances that impact environmental issues, and how environmental decisions and policies attempt to find a balance between environmental conservation and economic development. [+]

MSc in Environmental Science

Habitat loss, global climate change, water and air pollution, ozone depletion, loss of biodiversity, and the accumulation of toxic wastes are outcomes of human behaviors that stem from a general belief that the environment is infinitely renewable. It is not.

Environmental scientists must understand the complexity of problems that pit environmental limits against economic development, diverse cultures, ethics, values, and social stability. They must use integrated and holistic approaches to find solutions to these problems.

Admission requirements

Admission to the program will be granted to qualified graduates who hold a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, biological sciences, or a related field of study. The admission decision is based upon:... [-]


Master in Biological and Environmental Science

Jyväskylä University Faculty of Mathematics and Science
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Jyväskylä

The aim of the program is to produce experts in biology and environmental science. The program contains two specialization areas (majors): sustainable management of inland aquatic resources, ecology, and evolutionary biology. [+]

Master's Degree Program in Biological and Environmental Science, Master of Science (2 yrs)

Applying

The application round opens on the 15th of November 2017 and the deadline for applications is on the 10th of January 2018.

Read more about this program on university's website.

Study objectives

The aim of the Master's Degree Program is to produce experts in biology and environmental science. You have a chance to specialize in one of the following specialization areas:

sustainable management of inland aquatic resources, ecology, and evolutionary biology.

The specialization area of sustainable management of inland aquatic resources focusses on environmental and biological processes that determine the characteristics and ecosystem services of inland waters and ecologically, economically and socially sustainable use of natural resources. Specialization area of ecology and evolutionary biology focus on fundamental concepts and theories of ecology, genetics, and evolutionary biology and the ability to use these at the individual, population, community and ecosystem level.... [-]


MSc in Environmental Chemistry

University of Bayreuth
Campus Full time Part time 2 years October 2018 Germany Bayreuth + 1 more

Why Environmental Chemistry in Bayreuth? An individualized study program, short communication ways, and excellent relationships between supervisors and students create a family atmosphere where studying is both an intellectual challenge and a personal joy. [+]

You are looking for a master program that enables you to help addressing today's global challenges caused by increasing industrialization and overexploitation of natural resources? You are eager to apply interdisciplinary knowledge, skills, and experience from inorganic and organic chemistry, microbiology, toxicology, ecosystem analysis, and human-environment interactions to understand how contaminations in the air, soil, and water affect whole ecosystems worldwide? You want to study in an international environment, profit from research-led teaching, work in small groups, and develop your solution-oriented thinking and creativity?

Join us at the University of Bayreuth, Germany!

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M.S. in Environmental Metrology & Policy

Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 USA Washington DC

This program offers rigorous learning in environmental measurements science (metrology) & policy making on how to reliably identify and quantify toxic and hazardous chemicals, assess their impact to human health and ecological risks, and apply the best available scientific data so obtained to environmental policymaking. It focuses on the education and professional training of future generations of leaders and practitioners in the environmental world using measurements science to provide reliable data for developing best environmental policy or laws. [+]

Having a healthy and safe environment to live is a right of every living human being and an increasingly pressing issue of social justice. Therefore, if you were, are or will be inspired by Rachel Carson's once world-saving book Silent Spring and aspired to follow her footsteps in contributing to making the environment in which we live healthier and safer, then the Environmental Metrology (metrology is measurements science, not meteorology or metallurgy) and Policy (EMAP) Program at Georgetown University is a perfect fit for your graduate education and professional training.

The EMAP is a unique joint program between Georgetown University, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).... [-]


MS in Environmental Science

International Accelerator
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Boston

The environmental science master's degree program prepares students to develop innovative solutions to pressing environmental issues. Grounded in rigorous scientific research and analysis with a multidisciplinary examination of the natural sciences, the MS in environmental science also delves into the politics, policies, and economics of environmental concerns. [+]

MS in Environmental Science

The environmental science master's degree program prepares students to develop innovative solutions to pressing environmental issues. Grounded in rigorous scientific research and analysis with a multidisciplinary examination of the natural sciences, the MS in environmental science also delves into the politics, policies, and economics of environmental concerns.

Students are encouraged to gain practical field experience through an internship at one or more of the many public and private environmental organizations in the Washington, DC, area. Students have opportunities to conduct research with faculty in the department, associated and affiliated faculty at AU, or at one of the many renowned research institutions in the area.... [-]


Master of Science in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management (MESPOM)

Central European University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Hungary Budapest

MESPOM program is an Erasmus Mundus Masters course in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management operated by four leading European and two North American Universities. MESPOM prepares students for identifying and implementing solutions to complex environmental challenges, especially in an international context. [+]

MESPOM program is an Erasmus Mundus Masters course in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management operated by four leading European and two North American Universities. MESPOM prepares students for identifying and implementing solutions to complex environmental challenges, especially in an international context.

The MESPOM study program is in English and lasts two years. The students study in at least three out of six consortium universities: the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University (Sweden), the University of Manchester (UK), Central European University (Budapest), the University of the Aegean (Lesvos, Greece), the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) (USA) Middlebury College, and the University of Saskatchewan (UoS) (Canada).... [-]


MSc Environmental Sciences

University of Vienna
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Austria Vienna

The master’s programme and research network Environmental Sciences is a hub for students and scientists who want to apply deep scientific thought to the earth environment and some of its most urgent problems. [+]

The master’s programme and research network Environmental Sciences is a hub for students and scientists who want to apply deep scientific thought to the earth environment and some of its most urgent problems. Geoscientists, life scientists, geographers, chemists, physicists, mathematicians, economists, and lawyers come together to tackle these problems in a collaborative way. Our goal is to prepare a new generation of professionals and scientists for solving the challenges ahead.

The interdisciplinary programme focuses on the analysis of fundamental environmental processes using know-how from a wide range of scientific fields. This disciplinary diversity is reflected not only in the diversity of the fields of expertise of the faculty but also in the diversity of students coming from various areas of science.... [-]


Master in Environmental Science

ISA Lille - Graduate School of Agriculture and Bioengineering
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 France Lille

ISA Lille offers a Master of Science and Engineering with a major in Environmental Science, focusing on Sustainable Management of Pollution (SMaP). The SMaP program, taught in English or in French, is based on the internationally renowned expertise that ISA Lille has gained in the management of polluted sites [+]

Environmental Science

ISA Lille offers a Master of Science and Engineering with a major in Environmental Science, focusing on Sustainable Management of Pollution (SMaP). The SMaP program, taught in English or in French, is based on the internationally renowned expertise that ISA Lille has gained in the management of polluted sites.

Watch our interview with Campus Channel to learn more about the Environmental Science program:

Over the last 15 years, ISA Lille has built its expertise on:

applied courses in soil remediation, waste management, urban planning & environmental engineering research activities in the field of Soil Pollution and Remediation (LGCGE National Lab) an international network of partner universities industrial partnerships ... [-]

Master in Environmental Change and Global Sustainability

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland Helsinki

Global socio-ecological problems call for multidisciplinary solutions that transcend the usual boundaries of science and decision-making. The Environmental Change and Global Sustainability (ECGS) Master’s program trains you in wide-ranging interdisciplinary thinking skills. [+]

Mas­ter's Pro­gram in En­vir­on­mental Change and Global Sus­tain­ab­il­ity (ECGS)

Global socio-ecological problems call for multidisciplinary solutions that transcend the usual boundaries of science and decision-making. The Environmental Change and Global Sustainability (ECGS) Master’s program trains you in wide-ranging interdisciplinary thinking skills.

Goal of the pro­gram

Global socio-ecological problems call for multidisciplinary solutions that transcend the usual boundaries of science and decision-making. The Environmental Change and Global Sustainability (ECGS) Master’s program trains you in wide-ranging interdisciplinary thinking skills and provides you with the ability to:... [-]


MSc in Environmental Science & Engineering

Clarkson University Graduate School
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 24 months September 2018 USA Potsdam + 1 more

Clarkson University offers interdisciplinary master's and doctoral degrees in environmental science and engineering (E.S.E.). The programs span natural science and engineering fields while giving you opportunities to engage with the social sciences and policymaking. You will investigate interrelationships between the natural and human systems that affect environmental outcomes on a local and global scale. [+]

Clarkson University offers interdisciplinary master's and doctoral degrees in environmental science and engineering (E.S.E.). The programs span natural science and engineering fields while giving you opportunities to engage with the social sciences and policymaking. You will investigate interrelationships between the natural and human systems that affect environmental outcomes on a local and global scale.

We create leaders who apply engineering and science with an interdisciplinary perspective and understand policies necessary to solve complex environmental problems.

You will work closely with faculty across a range of disciplines to positively impact environmental outcomes. Clarkson's world-class laboratory facilities enable research at the frontiers of human understanding.... [-]


Master of Science in European Mining, Minerals and Environmental Program (EMMEP)

Aalto University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

European Mining, Minerals and Environmental Program (EMMEP) is a Master's degree program organized in international cooperation between three Europe's leading universities in Mining and Resource Engineering. [+]

A global minerals industry needs new experts and competence to fuel its renewal. As a graduate of the European Mining, Minerals and Environmental Programme, you are in a prime position to effect change in the field.

A modern world without minerals extracted from the earth would not be possible and a safe, environmentally sustainable and cost-efficient supply of raw materials is essential for a prosperous global society. The mining and mineral sector is a high-tech industry that prioritises research and development.

As the minerals industry grows, the need also grows for new personnel with expertise in mining and the processing and recycling of minerals. The requirements of future specialists and leaders in the mining and mineral industry call for robust knowledge and skills in many fields of engineering – for example, engineers must be able to account for the environmental impacts of mine projects in the planning and production stages. The European Mining, Minerals and Environmental Programme (EMMEP) aims to train experts who possess these skills as well as the abilities required for working in an international and multidisciplinary environment.... [-]


MSc Climate & Environmental Sciences

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg FAU
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Germany Nürnberg

Environmental processes and dynamics encompass many aspects of physical systems on global, regional and local scales. Accelerating climate change alters hydrological processes and biogeochemical turnover rates, affect landscape dynamics and ecological systems. These changes impose fundamental research challenges and, as a consequence, increase the volume of spatial data. These changes are studied by the Institute of Geography in Erlangen from different research perspectives. [+]

Environmental processes and dynamics encompass many aspects of physical systems on global, regional and local scales. Accelerating climate change alters hydrological processes and biogeochemical turnover rates, affect landscape dynamics and ecological systems. These changes impose fundamental research challenges and, as a consequence, increase the volume of spatial data. These changes are studied by the Institute of Geography in Erlangen from different research perspectives.

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