50 Master of Science Degrees in 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 envi… Read more

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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University of Eastern Finland
Joensuu, Finland

MSc European Forestry (MSc EF) is a top-class taught Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Programme (EMJMD) in the field of forest sciences. The quality of our program ... +

MSc European Forestry (MSc EF) is a top-class taught Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Programme (EMJMD) in the field of forest sciences. The quality of our programme is acknowledged by the European Commission, which awarded the MSc European Forestry Erasmus Mundus status for years 2004–2014 and for years 2016–2019. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2020
Campus
 
Luleå University of Technology
Luleå, Sweden

This program will provide the students with cutting edge knowledge in exploration and mining geology used by earth scientists active in the exploration and mining of metals an ... +

This program will provide the students with cutting edge knowledge in exploration and mining geology used by earth scientists active in the exploration and mining of metals and minerals. The program covers aspects necessary for an environmentally aware geoscientist. The teaching is in English and the program offers two specializations for the students; exploration and environmental geosciences. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Washington, USA

The Master of Science in Environmental and Green Chemistry trains the next generation of experts with an interdisciplinary curriculum that fosters proficiency in evaluating th ... +

The Master of Science in Environmental and Green Chemistry trains the next generation of experts with an interdisciplinary curriculum that fosters proficiency in evaluating the state of the environment and designing greener technologies. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Illinois Springfield
USA Online, USA

The curriculum for the M.S. in Environmental Sciences allows students to gain a strong scientific understanding of ways to study, evaluate, and interpret environmental realiti ... +

The curriculum for the M.S. in Environmental Sciences allows students to gain a strong scientific understanding of ways to study, evaluate, and interpret environmental realities and their impacts, as well as to manage and mitigate environmental problems. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
40 hours
English
Online
 
Ca' Foscari University of Venice

This programme provides you with an elevated qualification and specialisation in the following fields: the application of investigative methodologies and the design of recover ... +

This programme provides you with an elevated qualification and specialisation in the following fields: the application of investigative methodologies and the design of recovery operations and environmental rehabilitation; the evaluation of environmental resources; the regional management and planning of coastal marine systems; the evaluation and management of climate change issues and the dynamics of the Earth system; and environmental interest technologies and cleaner products and processes. The programme offers three distinct curricula: Global Environmental Change (entirely taught in English); Control and Environmental Rehabilitation; and Evaluation and Management of Environmental Systems. The programme incorporates both laboratory and field experiments of an interdiscplinary nature and offers international internship opportunities. Upon graduation, you will have the necessary skills to assume a position as a highly qualified specialist or consultant in different industries or to work in international environmental protection. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria

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 ... +

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. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Oct 2020
30 Apr 2020
Campus
 
Université Côte d’Azur (UCA)
Nice, France

Natural and anthropogenic hazards and risks account for hundreds of thousands of deaths and billions of dollars in damage each year in a context of global warming and rapidly ... +

Natural and anthropogenic hazards and risks account for hundreds of thousands of deaths and billions of dollars in damage each year in a context of global warming and rapidly evolving land-use change. The goal of this M.Sc. is to acquire skills in risk management, data analysis, and GIS/remote sensing to better predict and mitigate environmental hazards and risks. The M.Sc. is project-oriented and will make extensive use of case studies typical of the Mediterranean zone. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Newark, USA

The M.S. in Environmental Science is an advanced interdisciplinary graduate program for students interested in developing an understanding of various scientific paradigms rela ... +

The M.S. in Environmental Science is an advanced interdisciplinary graduate program for students interested in developing an understanding of various scientific paradigms related to the environment and its management. -
MSc
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
ISA Lille - Graduate School of Agriculture and Bioengineering
Lille, France

ISA Lille offers a Master of Science and Engineering specializing in Environmental Science, focusing on Sustainable Management of Pollution (SMaP). The SMaP program, taught in ... +

ISA Lille offers a Master of Science and Engineering specializing 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 -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Oct 2020
24 May 2020
Campus
 
Stockholm University
Östermalm, Sweden

Developing solutions to our environmental challenges such as climate change, pollution, air, and water quality, requires people who both understand problems holistically and c ... +

Developing solutions to our environmental challenges such as climate change, pollution, air, and water quality, requires people who both understand problems holistically and can tackle them at the microscopic level. A Master of Environmental Science degree from Stockholm University will give you those tools, through education in either Atmospheric Science, Biogeochemistry or Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. The courses in Atmospheric Science and Biogeochemistry will provide the fundamental knowledge of the composition and functioning of the environmental compartments: the atmosphere – the freshwater and ocean – and the land systems. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
31 Aug 2020
Campus
 
University of New Haven
300, USA

As an interdisciplinary program encompassing courses in ecology, geology, chemistry, environmental education, and law, the Master of Science in Environmental Science provides ... +

As an interdisciplinary program encompassing courses in ecology, geology, chemistry, environmental education, and law, the Master of Science in Environmental Science provides students with the advanced skills and knowledge to meet the increasing demands worldwide for scientists with strong environmental backgrounds. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
24 Aug 2020
01 May 2020
Campus
 
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Rochester, USA

The multidisciplinary approach taken in this program produces skilled professionals who are able to tackle the biggest problems plaguing our environment using a holistic appro ... +

The multidisciplinary approach taken in this program produces skilled professionals who are able to tackle the biggest problems plaguing our environment using a holistic approach. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
24 Aug 2020
15 Feb 2020
Campus
 
Ghent University - Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
Ghent, Belgium

The 'MSc in Environmental Science and Technology' focuses on the education of environmental specialists with ample knowledge of (1) the concepts and issues associated with env ... +

The 'MSc in Environmental Science and Technology' focuses on the education of environmental specialists with ample knowledge of (1) the concepts and issues associated with environmental pollution, (2) the detection and quantification of environmental contamination, (3) the possible impact of environmental pollutants on ecosystems and biota, together with the current techniques for risk assessment, and (4) the available technologies for the prevention and remediation of environmental pollution (soil-water-air-waste) and the way they are designed and applied in practice. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Sep 2020
01 Mar 2020
Campus
 
University Of Debrecen
Debrecen, Hungary

The MSc in Environmental Sciences, with specialization in Ecology, Environmental and nature conservation provides knowledge on the main topics regarding environmental sciences ... +

The MSc in Environmental Sciences, with specialization in Ecology, Environmental and nature conservation provides knowledge on the main topics regarding environmental sciences, focusing on terrestrial and aquatic environmental protection and ecological and nature conservational aspects. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Feb 2020
Campus
 
University of Dundee - School of Social Sciences
Dundee, United Kingdom

The father of town planning, Patrick Geddes was a professor of botany at this University hence our strong historical links to the planning profession. The University of Dundee ... +

The father of town planning, Patrick Geddes was a professor of botany at this University hence our strong historical links to the planning profession. The University of Dundee has been running the town and regional planning programmes for over fifty years with a proud list of its graduates who went on to take up positions of influence in shaping the development of quality cities and spaces across the world. Dundee, the city, is located in an idealistic location for learning planning. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
12 months
English
Jan 2020
Campus