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96 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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Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs
Washington, USA

The Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy is a springboard to leadership for environmental professionals. The program gives students a powerful understanding o ... +

The Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy is a springboard to leadership for environmental professionals. The program gives students a powerful understanding of where the sciences overlap and inform policy while providing insight into how policy is implemented and affects environmental outcomes. -
MSc
Part-time
English
Online
 
Eötvös Loránd University
Budapest, Hungary

The Environmental Science MSc program is a complex interdisciplinary research module with environmental awareness. Our courses are aimed at improving understanding of the envi ... +

The Environmental Science MSc program is a complex interdisciplinary research module with environmental awareness. Our courses are aimed at improving understanding of the environment and the processes that support life on Earth. We are particularly interested in the impacts of human activity in the world around us and in developing ready-to-use approaches for achieving environmental sustainability. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
31 May 2022
Campus
 
University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

The MSc in Psychology: Environmental Psychology is one of the few programs in the world that focus on the human dimensions of environmental and energy-related problems. We use ... +

The MSc in Psychology: Environmental Psychology is one of the few programs in the world that focus on the human dimensions of environmental and energy-related problems. We use innovative teaching methods and offer a strong emphasis on theoretically innovative research and the application of scientific insights in practice. You will be able to take part in ongoing research of the internationally renowned Environmental Psychology group or set up your own new research. Also, you will have the opportunity to directly apply your insight into real-life cases. -
MSc
Full-time
English
01 Sep 2022
Campus
 

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Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Venice, Italy

This master's degree yields professionals capable of intervening with multidisciplinary expertise in the prevention, diagnosis, evaluation, management, and resolution of envir ... +

This master's degree yields professionals capable of intervening with multidisciplinary expertise in the prevention, diagnosis, evaluation, management, and resolution of environmental problems locally, internationally, and globally with a focus on climate change. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English, Italian
Sep 2022
Campus
 
University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland

Global socio-ecological problems call for multidisciplinary solutions that transcend the usual boundaries of science and decision-making. In the Master's Programme in Environm ... +

Global socio-ecological problems call for multidisciplinary solutions that transcend the usual boundaries of science and decision-making. In the Master's Programme in Environmental Change and Global Sustainability (ECGS), you are trained to tackle global environmental and sustainability challenges by lectures, seminars, project learning and laboratory and field courses. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English, Finnish, Swedish
Aug 2022
Campus
 
Khalifa University
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The degree of Master of Science in Water and Environmental Engineering (M.Sc. in WEE) is awarded for successfully completing the requirements of a program of study, which incl ... +

The degree of Master of Science in Water and Environmental Engineering (M.Sc. in WEE) is awarded for successfully completing the requirements of a program of study, which include taught courses as well as a research thesis. The thesis is an independent investigation of specialized areas within the general field of water and environmental engineering. The M.Sc. in WEE program aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the challenges behind one of the foundations of sustainable development – ensuring sufficient and equitable access to clean water. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
Luleå University of Technology
Luleå, Sweden

The transition to green technologies and a low-carbon future is highly raw materials intensive. To address the mining-related sustainability challenges, encountered especially ... +

The transition to green technologies and a low-carbon future is highly raw materials intensive. To address the mining-related sustainability challenges, encountered especially in the Arctic areas, the education of professionals must meet the new needs of the future. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Leuphana University Luneburg
Lüneburg, Germany

Sustainable de­ve­lop­ment is undisputedly one of the ma­jor glo­bal chal­len­ges fa­c­ing the twen­ty-first cen­tu­ry. Yet, it still re­mains un­cle­ar in which di­rec­tion, ... +

Sustainable de­ve­lop­ment is undisputedly one of the ma­jor glo­bal chal­len­ges fa­c­ing the twen­ty-first cen­tu­ry. Yet, it still re­mains un­cle­ar in which di­rec­tion, wi­t­hin which so­ci­al and eco­lo­gi­cal frame­work, and by me­ans of which stra­te­gy sustainable de­ve­lop­ment can move for­ward. The­se ques­ti­ons form the star­ting point of our in­ter­na­tio­nal, in­ter- and trans­di­sci­pli­na­ry re­se­arch-ori­en­ted, and sustaina­bi­li­ty-pro­blem-fo­cu­sed Mas­ter's Pro­gramme­ in Sustainability Science. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Campus
 
University of Eastern Finland
Joensuu, Finland

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

MSc European Forestry (MSc EF) is a top-class taught Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Program (EMJMD) in the field of forest sciences. The quality of our program 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 2022
Campus
 
Umeå University - Faculty of Science and Technology
Umeå, Sweden

The Master's Program in Environmental science is a natural science program that aims to develop your competence in working with environmental issues. You will study environmen ... +

The Master's Program in Environmental science is a natural science program that aims to develop your competence in working with environmental issues. You will study environmental issues from a scientific perspective – analyzing causes, relationships, and possible solutions to environmental problems. Sustainable development is a core theme in the program, which will help you prepare for your future career, whether you aim to work at a government agency or in the private sector. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands

On our Master's program in Earth, Life, and Climate, you will explore the fundamental processes which regulate the past, present, and future dynamics of sedimentary systems, b ... +

On our Master's program in Earth, Life, and Climate, you will explore the fundamental processes which regulate the past, present, and future dynamics of sedimentary systems, biodiversity, and climate, as well as their evolution. This two-year program will provide you with the knowledge you need to understand climate change and its impact on natural environments such as soils, sediments, lakes, groundwater, wetlands, estuaries, and oceans. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
01 Jun 2022
Campus
 
Lund University
Lund, Sweden

This programme presents a multidisciplinary education in the environmental sciences of the high latitudes. Due to accelerated changes, there is a need for experts with multidi ... +

This programme presents a multidisciplinary education in the environmental sciences of the high latitudes. Due to accelerated changes, there is a need for experts with multidisciplinary training. The programme is a joint Nordic master of Agricultural University of Iceland with Lund University and the University of Helsinki, and students will graduate from two universities. The master program includes one semester in Iceland and students will have access to courses and research projects at any of the four additional EnCHiL partners. The curriculum contains a mandatory mobility period of at least one semester. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Chulalongkorn University
Bangkok, Thailand

The IP-HSM in partnership with the Center of Excellence on Hazardous Substance Management (HSM) of Thailand is the first program in Thailand that focuses on hazardous waste ma ... +

The IP-HSM in partnership with the Center of Excellence on Hazardous Substance Management (HSM) of Thailand is the first program in Thailand that focuses on hazardous waste management. The program offers MSc and Ph.D. degrees to students with a science or engineering background. The program provides students the opportunities to study with renowned foreign professors, Thai faculty members, and a native English class instructor throughout their studies. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
31 May 2022
Campus
 
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands

International conflicts over water and water rights are becoming more and more common. And water management is one of the key challenges of the near future. During this two-ye ... +

International conflicts over water and water rights are becoming more and more common. And water management is one of the key challenges of the near future. During this two-year Master’s program, you’ll learn to apply field measurements and theory to estimating water risk for society, while exploring management options to reduce risk. The program has a strong international focus, too. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Sep 2022
01 Jun 2022
Campus
 
UAEU United Arab Emirates University
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

The M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences is a 30 credit hour program that is offered both full and part-time within the Biology Department. Students are required to complete 24 cre ... +

The M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences is a 30 credit hour program that is offered both full and part-time within the Biology Department. Students are required to complete 24 credit hours of coursework in addition to 6 credit hours assigned to research and the completion of an M.Sc. thesis. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
Campus