Master of Science Programs in Environmental Sciences

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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 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 Degrees in Environmental Sciences. 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: submission of transcripts (in English) from all previous completed coursework, a minimum GPA of 3.0 (overall and in science/math), a statement outlining applicant’s research/project interests, career goals, and suitability to the program, three letters of recommendation, and a completed graduate application. International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum score of score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) is required. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores will be accepted in place of the TOEFL exam. Minimum scores will vary; however, the absolute minimum score required for unconditional acceptance is 6.5. Students are strongly encouraged to contact program faculty before applying to discuss thesis topics and research projects.  [-]

Master in Environmental Assessment and Control

University of Derby
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2018 United Kingdom Derby + 1 more

This course provides study aspects that develop an insight and skills for professionals in the government, industry, consultancy, academia, and other statutory bodies within the UK and overseas to evaluate contaminated land and freshwater management policies and strategies to achieve effective governance of these environments. [+]

Why choose this course? This course is accredited by the Institution of Environmental Sciences Gain an in-depth and holistic understanding and knowledge of contaminated land and freshwater environments, as well as strategies to prevent, manage, and control contamination of these environments You'll have the opportunity to undertake a work placement to experience working with employers in a range of settings, from practical-based training to practitioner-based learning This course will prepare you to apply the knowledge gained to real world situations and critically evaluate the outcomes to make strategic decisions This course provides study aspects that develop an insight and skills for professionals in the government, industry, consultancy, academia, and other statutory bodies within the UK and overseas to evaluate contaminated land and freshwater management policies and strategies to achieve effective governance of these environments We offer a learning approach suitable for recent graduates seeking a full-time study approach, and mature students in current employment a part-time route to suit their time commitments. This is a creative course that addresses human intervention strategies towards problem-solving in the real world, on examples such as flood defence. This will be achieved by linking with external organisations to include practical experience through field and laboratory work, and practitioner training through placements. Aspects of contaminated land will include legislation and regulation, identification, analysis and remediation, and human health exposure assessment through a case study approach using research informed teaching, as well as practitioner training. Within the water aspects of our course, you will focus on... [-]

Master in Environmental Analysis and Decision Making

Rice University | Wiess School of Natural Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Houston

This degree is geared to teach students rigorous methods that are needed by business and governmental organizations to deal with environmental issues. As an interdisciplinary program, it aims to give students the ability to predict environmental problems, not just solve them. It emphasizes core quantitative topics such as statistics, remote sensing, data analysis, and modeling. In addition, it teaches laboratory and computer skills and allows students to focus their education by taking electives in relevant fields. [+]

MSc Degrees in Environmental Sciences. "Environmental consulting companies seek to hire motivated individuals with a solid background in applying quantitative skills to solve and prevent environmental problems. In addition, as consultants, these individuals need to be able to communicate effectively and have a keen sense of management and business practices. Graduates from Rice University's Professional Master's Program in Environmental Analysis and Decision Making will possess these qualities and be a tremendous asset to us and others in our field." – Chuck Newell, Vice President, Groundwater Services, Inc. Environmental Analysis and Decision Making is geared to teach students rigorous methods that are needed by industrial and governmental organizations to deal with environmental issues. It is a cross-disciplinary effort incorporating courses from environmental science, earth science, statistics, chemistry, ecology and evolutionary biology, mechanical engineering, applied mathematics, chemical engineering, economics, computer science, and sociology. Graduates will be prepared with skills and knowledge valuable to environmental consulting firms, energy production companies, and government agencies. In addition to track courses, the students will take a management course, a policy and ethics course, and a seminar jointly with the students involved in the other Professional Master's Program tracks. The objectives of this interdisciplinary degree are: To teach quantitative skills such as statistics, remote sensing, data analysis, and modeling To teach laboratory and computer skills To give students the ability to anticipate problems, not just solve them Students can choose from three focus areas: Environmental Sustainability, Management and Policy, and Quantitative Decision Making. Coursework The Environmental Analysis... [-]

MSc in Environmental Science

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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. The course provides students with a wide range of knowledge and skills relating to environmental science. It aims to provide a firm scientific understanding of current environmental issues that will be of relevance to those interested in environmental management and related areas. The course provides a foundation and understanding of current environment policies and legislation, and building on this with practical and theoretical courses. Course overview The overall aim of the course is to promote students understanding of environmental science, and their capability to apply that knowledge to current environmental issues. Students should develop the necessary intellectual skills and the practical expertise to enable them design and execute high quality independent research and become skilled environmental communicators. The course is taught through a variety of methods including lectures, practicals, field-based learning, guided... [-]

Environmental Sience

International Accelerator
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 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. [+]

MSc Degrees in Environmental Sciences. 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. Graduates will be prepared to engage in high-level, environmental problem solving. Typical positions our graduates hold are with the Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and National Science Foundation, although some move on to PhD programs in environmental science. [-]

Master of Science in Engineering - Environmental Technology

University of Southern Denmark
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Odense

With a master degree in Environmental Technology you will have a range of job opportunities – in Denmark and abroad. The degree qualifies you for work in... [+]

Everybody has an opinion on the subject. A lot of people talk about it. But who turns words into action? With a master of science in engineering degree in Environmental Technology you could restore life to a dead lake and create new sustainable solutions for the industry.As a master student you can specialise in one of two areas: Aquatic Environment or Eco-efficient Engineering.

 

 

Programme structure

This is a two-year master programme. To study a master degree in Environmental Technology you must have a relevant bachelor degree (three years of previous study at university level).At the master programme you choose an academic profile; the area in which you want to specialise.... [-]


MSc in Architecture and Environmental Design

University of Westminster - Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This interdisciplinary and international course will provide you with skills that can be applied to diverse building typologies and global climatic, environmental and contextual issues. On completion of this course you will have a thorough understanding of the principles and methodology of environmental design and will develop critical thinking skills to challenge established practices. [+]

MSc Degrees in Environmental Sciences. The global environmental and energy challenge facing current and future generations of architects and building professionals calls for a deeper understanding of the principles of environmental design, and their effective application into architectural practice worldwide. Over the last decades environmental design as a subject area has developed, responding to new research and experimentation, both in academia and in practice. However, buildings claiming to be environmentally conscious do not perform to the expected standards, still heavily contributing to global CO2 emissions and often providing unsatisfactory comfort conditions to occupants. The same can be said for the existing built environment which is largely outdated and underperforming, requiring urgent implementation of effective retrofit strategies. This is due to a lack of comprehensive performance prediction and feedback protocols, which are still not common practice in architectural design. Course content Students on this course will take a fresh critical look at this subject. Here you will gain the knowledge and tools to make informed design decisions based on post-occupancy feedback and performance analysis, towards a new paradigm of environmental architecture, which is environmentally and energy conscious, yet sensitive to the contextual and socio-cultural landscape we live in. You will learn environmental design methods which relate to the various stages of architectural design. You will be able to evaluate existing buildings and design new ones following a combined bioclimatic and building occupant focused approach. In the core design modules you will follow an evidence based design approach where the acquisition of... [-]

MSc in Environmental Geography

University of Bayreuth
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Bayreuth

Environmental changes at any scale, from global to local, are of crucial importance to life on planet Earth. In addition to climate change, the major contemporary challenges include changes in biodiversity, soil degradation, and increases in mass movements. [+]

Understanding the interactions between environment and society in space and time Environmental Geography addresses contemporary environmental challenges from an interdisciplinary perspective. You are looking for a M.Sc. programme that combines an in-depth education in natural sciences with contextualization from social sciences to address major contemporary challenges of environmental change? You seek for an international place of study with excellent training facilities and a strong focus on research-led teaching? You want a practice-oriented M.Sc. programme that provides you with knowledge and skills to build your personal career in the environmental sector? Then come join us at the University of Bayreuth and apply here! Why Environmental Geography? Environmental changes at any scale, from global to local, are of crucial importance to life on planet Earth. In addition to climate change, the major contemporary challenges include changes in biodiversity, soil degradation, and increases in mass movements. Often the dynamics of such environmental processes require an understanding of the spatial and temporal couplings between the atmosphere, biosphere, relief sphere, pedosphere, and hydrosphere. In addition, the interaction with human activities is of utmost importance. Physical geography – as an interdisciplinary field with a marked focus on the environment-society nexus – is among the core disciplines addressing and examining these environmental changes. The new M.Sc. programme ‘Environmental Geography’ at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, addresses students who seek to obtain knowledge about the dynamics of environmental processes, to acquire the analytical skills to assess human impacts on landforms and natural cycles, and to benefit from an... [-]

Master of Science (Research)

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time Part time 2 years March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga + 2 more

The Master of Science (Research) is an internationally-recognised qualification, suitable for students who want a complete research experience, coupled with taught papers. [+]

MSc Degrees in Environmental Sciences. Master of Science (Research) The Master of Science (Research) is an internationally-recognised qualification, suitable for students who want a complete research experience, coupled with taught papers. A core feature of the degree is the development of independent research skills, including the collection and analysis of data and critical review of the relevant literature. The MSc(Research) normally takes two years of full-time study to complete, but you have the option to complete on a part-time basis. In the first year you will complete 120 points of taught papers with the second year spent doing a 120 point research thesis. Study an MSc(Research) at Waikato University and you will enjoy more lab and field work, more one-on-one time with top academics and access to world-class research equipment. Our great industry contacts will also mean exciting collaborations with local, national and international companies and organisations. Related subjects Students enrolling in an (MSc(Research) via the Faculty of Science & Engineering can major in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Electronics, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Materials and Processing, Physics or Psychology. Students majoring in Computer Science, Mathematics or Statistics will enrol through the Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences. Facilities The University of Waikato’s School of Science is home to a suite of well-equipped, world-class laboratories. You will have the opportunity to use complex research equipment and facilities such as NMR spectroscopy, DNA sequencing and the University of Waikato Herbarium. The computing facilities at the University of Waikato are among the best... [-]

Master Engineering : Agronomy, Food, Environment - taught in FRENCH

ISARA Lyon
Campus Full time 2 - 5 years September 2017 France Lyon

This program is taught in FRENCH. A Master-level diploma recognized by French State, the Engineering Programme prepares students to occupy various managing positions in professional organizations, public institutions, companies and laboratories of the agricultural and food sectors. [+]

This program is taught in FRENCH. Read the official French description and apply here: Master Ingénieur Agronomie, Alimentation, Environnement [-]

Master of Science in Environmental Studies – Management (MES)

The Open University Of Tanzania
Online & Campus Combined Part time 18 months September 2017 Tanzania Dar Es Salaam

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. [+]

MSc Degrees in Environmental Sciences. 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 three degree pathways of environmental studies; Science, Management, or Health. The Science stream programme 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. The Management stream will developing a sound understanding of the key approaches in environmental management and decision-making, students will expand their critical appreciation of sustainability, ethics, governance and cultural difference in relation to environmental practice and management. The health stream will offers participants an opportunity to reflect on their professional practice and gain a theoretical and critical perspective of issues associated with environmental, health and safety management. Objective of the Programme Produce graduates with the capability to constructively engage with the complex environmental concerns that confront contemporary societies. It emphasizes the integration of theory and practice and provides an interdisciplinary grounding in sustainability, environmental management, impact assessment and policy. Admission Requirements The programme is... [-]

Environment Degrees

Cranfield University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom Cranfield + 1 more

These courses provide students with the necessary up-to-date knowledge and understanding of environmental issues and policy as they impact on the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as an understanding of the complex relationship between environmental issues and the impact of economic decision making [+]

Environment Degrees MSc in Environmental Engineering Cranfield Campus There is a growing need for environmental engineers who understand the technologies for pollution control and the commercial opportunities for business. This course equips students with the knowledge and skills to solve a wide range of environmental engineering challenges. Duration: One year full-time, two-three years part-time Who is it for? Suitable for graduate scientists and engineers concerned with the protection and enhancement of human life through the improvement and protection of environmental quality at both local and global scales. The MSc course comprises eight assessed modules, an integrated group project and an individual project. MSc in Environmental Management for Business Cranfield Campus Environmental management is increasingly important in private, public and voluntary sector organisations. This course will equip you to critically evaluate environmental issues and contribute to the economic and policy decision making process in organisations of any size. Duration: One year full-time, two-three years part-time Who is it for? This course provides students with the necessary up-to-date knowledge and understanding of environmental issues and policy as they impact on the public, private and voluntary sectors. It also provides students with the ability and skills to develop and implement strategies to promote sustainable business practice. This course will equip you to critically evaluate environmental issues and contribute to the economic and policy decision making process in organisations of any size. It will give you the skills and experience required to monitor and critically evaluate business practice through the environmental auditing and other... [-]

MSc in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

This joint Master's programme in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management (MESPOM) prepares you for identifying and implementing solutions to complex environmental sustainability challenges, especially in an international context. [+]

Programme overview

MESPOM is a joint programme in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management operated by four leading European and two North American Universities. The students study in at least three out of six consortium universities and upon completion are awarded a joint degree. Bringing together the best from the excellent partner institutions and offering on-site insight in multiple cultures with diverse environmental regimes, MESPOM prepares students for identifying and implementing solutions to complex environmental sustainability challenges, especially in an international context. The multi-faceted educational journey also creates a unique platform for the vibrant alumni network that characterises this programme.... [-]


MSc Environmental Technology

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

This Masters will provide graduates from an engineering, science or technology background with the skills to develop technological solutions for air, water and soil protection and emerging sectors across industry (particularly agri-food and bioresources), consulting companies and regulatory authorities. [+]

MSc Environmental Technology Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90) This Masters will provide graduates from an engineering, science or technology background with the skills to develop technological solutions for air, water and soil protection and emerging sectors across industry (particularly agri-food and bioresources), consulting companies and regulatory authorities. This programme will enable its students to acquire skills in the areas of environmental engineering, risk assessment, air pollution, waste management, life cycle assessment, buildings and environment, energy systems and sustainable environment. Students will enhance their ability to work effectively as an individual, in teams and in multi-disciplinary settings, together with the capacity to undertake lifelong learning. Who should apply? Full Time option suitable for: Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes It will appeal particularly to: Science, engineering and technology graduates Course Description This programme is delivered by a highly research intensive School, which consistently wins up to €3 million in annual research funding, which is comprised of a European Research Council Fellow and six Marie Curie Fellowships. Opportunities for site visits and industry internships are provided where possible. Career Opportunities Graduates of this masters can find employment opportunities in the following areas: Engineering Consultancy Environmental Regulation Eco-Consulting and Design Public Services Research What modules can I take? The programme runs over 3 semesters. Semester 1 and 2 focus on taught modules. The third semester focuses on a relevant project that combines the student’s interests and academic requirements. Fees, Funding and Scholarships... [-]

MSc Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Edgbaston + 1 more

Climate change, deforestation and unsustainable use of resources are all issues at the top of the environmental agenda. An understanding of the interactions between the environment and economics is essential for developing appropriate policies to tackle global issues in the long term. [+]

MSc Degrees in Environmental Sciences. Climate change, deforestation and unsustainable use of resources are all issues at the top of the environmental agenda. An understanding of the interactions between the environment and economics is essential for developing appropriate policies to tackle global issues in the long term. Environmental and natural resource economists deal every day with the most challenging problems facing mankind: global climatic change, environmental pollution, deforestation, biodiversity loss, water scarcity and food poverty, to name but a few. The Environmental and Natural Resource Economics MSc programme is unique in that it combines a solid foundation in key areas of economics, with specialized field courses. Students receive a thorough grounding in macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics, alongside an in-depth knowledge of the economics and policy of environmental pollution, renewable and non-renewable resource use, as well as the interaction between globalization and environmental degradation. In addition, we emphasise the development of the quantitative skills necessary to understand and perform empirical work in economics, with particular attention to the valuation of environmental goods in monetary terms. Entry requirements A good Honours degree (2:1 or higher) or equivalent in Economics or a related subject. You are expected to have received a good training in economics, to at least intermediate level, and to have a basic knowledge of calculus and statistics. We can also consider students with a degree in another discipline (preferably within the social sciences) where study included modules on microeconomics, mathematics and statistics. We prefer that you have also studied macroeconomics... [-]