Master of Science Programs in Environmental Studies

Compare 154 Master of Science Degrees in Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies

A Master of Science focuses on subject areas in the fields of science and engineering. Job seekers who want to enter these competitive areas often do well to specialize their skills in a specific area and to rack up valuable real-world research and hands-on experience, which is exactly what a master’s degree allows them to do. It’s a great way for workers to learn new skills and advance in their existing careers, or for students to continue their education past the undergraduate level and make themselves more attractive in a competitive job market.

 

Those wondering what is an MSc in Environmental Studies should begin by understanding the many challenges facing the natural environment today. An environmental studies program teaches students how to use natural resources prudently and create natural structures that contribute to the betterment of society and the environment. Students can specialize in the practical or the design side of environmental studies, both of which teach them skills that are useful in a variety of industries.

 

The total cost of getting an MSc in Environmental Science varies between institutions. Master’s programs are usually two to three years long, so students should calculate costs on a semester basis.

 

Graduates with an MSc in Environmental Science can work in the public or private sector. Municipal departments often have an environmental scientist in a consulting position to ensure that new public works projects are as environmentally friendly as possible. In addition, private companies also often have an environmental scientist as a consultant or overseer when they plan large construction projects or design and launch a new product that consumes a lot of resources. Environmental scientists have their choice of these careers.

 

Students who are already employed or who have a busy schedule can benefit from studying online. Online programs allow them to choose when they do coursework and avoid long commutes to classes. 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 in Energy, Environment and Society

University Of Stavanger
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Norway Stavanger

This Master's programme raises the fundamental questions of what sustainable energy might be and what a low carbon transition might look like from different perspectives. [+]

Overview

This Master's programme raises the fundamental questions of what sustainable energy might be and what a low carbon transition might look like from different perspectives.

The program is highly relevant to both the public sector and the private sector. Knowledge of sustainable development, energy and environmental challenges are expected to increase sharply in the future. Such social change also requires new ways of thinking. In-depth knowledge in these areas will, therefore, be on high demand. The multidisciplinary approach of this master will undoubtedly strengthen the relevance of social science graduates for both public and private sectors.

Through this programme, students will gain advanced knowledge of national and international energy politics and policy and, among other things, analyse the relationships between energy, risk, societal safety and sustainable development.... [-]


MSc in Agroecology

Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBU
Campus Full time 2 years August 2020 Norway As

Do you want to work in international teams solving complex problems? Are you concerned about the long-term sustainability of agriculture and food systems? If you answered yes, this program is for you! [+]

Do you want to work in international teams solving complex problems? Are you concerned about the long-term sustainability of agriculture and food systems? Do you want to link knowledge to action to make a difference? What can you use this qualification for? The program prepares students for a wide range of positions concerning conventional and organic agriculture and food systems, such as in advisory services and extension, development projects, management of agricultural and natural resources, environmental protection, and further education and research. What will you learn?

Students learn about farming and food systems, being good communicators and facilitators, and to able to turn theory into action. Students also learn how to reflect and to open up to new ideas while recognizing the goals, needs, and interests of their co-workers.... [-]


Master in Environmental Analysis

Rice University | Wiess School of Natural Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2019 USA Houston + 1 more

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. [+]

"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 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 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.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Corporate Environmental Management (CEM)

Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Finland Jyväskylä

The CEM Master’s Programme is a sustainability programme with an environmental focus. It offers its graduates an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to environmental issues preparing the graduates to tackle these complex issues in working life. [+]

Study objectives

Do you want to contribute to making business more sustainable? Are you interested in finding sustainability solutions for businesses and organisations? Do you want to be part of climate change mitigation? The Corporate Environmental Management Master’s Programme (CEM) enhances understanding and provides expertise on these issues and more.

The CEM Master’s Programme is a sustainability programme with an environmental focus. It offers its graduates an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to environmental issues preparing the graduates to tackle these complex issues in working life. The international learning environment provides skills for identifying and managing environmental impacts; promoting environmental sustainability in business; and innovating new business solutions and sustainable business models. Jyväskylä was the first university in in the Nordic region to offer a complete master and doctoral programme in Corporate Environmental Management. Training in CEM was launched in 1995 and the programme has been an international master’s degree programme since 2003. Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics has been proactive in integrating corporate environmental management in its curriculum, research, and other activities. Our education has therefore been internationally acknowledged by the World Resource Institute in 2001 and the Aspen Institute in 2005-2011.... [-]


Master of Science in Environmental Studies (MSES)

Green Mountain College
Online 2 - 3 years September 2019 USA Poultney

Our distance MSES program is the only one of its kind in the nation, designed to help working professionals develop expertise in environmental issues and put that learning to work in their own communities. [+]

Our distance MSES program is the only one of its kind in the nation, designed to help working professionals develop expertise in environmental issues and put that learning to work in their own communities.

At Green Mountain College, we’ve focused on teaching about the environment for two decades. Our distance MSES program, fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges(NEASC), is one of the only of its kind in the nation and is designed to help working professionals develop expertise in environmental issues, then put it to work in their own communities.

Unlike other graduate programs, the GMC master’s degree combines the best of online learning with intensive locally applied experience. We call it a bioregional approach to distance education. Rather than learning about environmental studies solely through examples in a textbook, students in each of our courses use their local ecosystems as laboratories in which to experiment with new concepts and skills.... [-]


MSc in Sustainability Science and Policy

Maastricht University, ICIS
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Maastricht

Sustainable development – reconciling society’s developmental goals with the planet’s environmental limits over the long term – has emerged as one of the central challenges facing humanity. [+]

Maastricht University – Faculty of Science and Engineering

International Centre for Integrated assessment and Sustainable development (ICIS).

Sustainable development – reconciling society’s developmental goals with the planet’s environmental limits over the long term – has emerged as one of the central challenges facing humanity in the 21st century. Sustainability science and policy requires a long-term perspective and system’s thinking in order to understand the dynamic interconnections between the environment, economy and society. There is an urgent need for scholars and professionals who are trained in interdisciplinary and integrative approaches towards sustainable development, enabling them to assess and deal with the complexity involved from a system’s perspective. This master programme will create a unique opportunity for students to specialize in sustainability science and policy, and especially in sustainability assessment, through an interdisciplinary curriculum in an international ambience.... [-]


Msc in Science, Conservation & Valorization of Marine Resources

Université Côte d’Azur (UCA)
Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 France Nice + 2 more

Engage in an interdisciplinary approach to appraise marine biological resources and their scientific, economic and social values. As we are only now beginning to uncover the role of the ocean in our society, it's crucial to bring together scientific, economic and societal stakeholders. The greater understanding of marine ecosystems offered by scientists is now opening up brand new socio-economic opportunities. The idea: develop our knowledge of the ocean to better value and protect its resources. [+]

Engage in an interdisciplinary approach to appraise marine biological resources and their scientific, economic and social values. Degree: Master of Science (MSc) FI (initial training)/FC (executive training)/FP (continued training) Duration: 2 years Location: Nice Campus Valrose and Sophia Antipolis Language: English Website: http://app.univ-cotedazur.fr/marres

As we are only now beginning to uncover the role of the ocean in our society, it's crucial to bring together scientific, economic and societal stakeholders. The greater understanding of marine ecosystems offered by scientists is now opening up brand new socio-economic opportunities. The idea: develop our knowledge of the ocean to better value and protect its resources.... [-]


MSc in Marine Science & Climate Change

University of Gibraltar
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 Gibraltar

Designed and delivered by expert academics and scientists, this full or part-time interdisciplinary programme blends theoretical study with practical, field-based work. You will cover specialist subject areas and gain the skills required to tackle the complex issues associated with the sustainable development of marine ecosystems. [+]

About this course

Designed and delivered by expert academics and scientists, this full or part-time interdisciplinary programme blends theoretical study with practical, field-based work. You will cover specialist subject areas and gain the skills required to tackle the complex issues associated with the sustainable development of marine ecosystems.

As well as access to cutting-edge facilities and learning resources at our Europa Point Campus, the iconic Straits of Gibraltar, a unique location for marine biological research, provides a natural laboratory for your studies. The Straits and their surrounding area have long been recognised for their marine biodiversity.

You are able to choose a full, or part-time study and have the freedom to choose your exit award (Post Graduate Certificate, Post Graduate Diploma or full Master’s Degree).... [-]


Masters in Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy

WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business
Campus Full time October 2019 Austria Vienna

The master program “Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy" is a four-semester program and requires 120 ECTS points to obtain a degree. Graduates are awarded a Master of Science (WU) degree, which is abbreviated as MSc (WU). [+]

SEEP (Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy) is an innovative, internationally unique program that equips participants with the necessary theoretical background and factual information about the interconnected dynamics of economic and social systems and the physical environment. The program also enables participants to understand different problem situations and use appropriate analytical tools to engage in decision processes and longer-term policy on multiple spatial levels. The strong interdisciplinary background acquired in SEEP equips graduates with the skills to play a leading role in resolving the critical economic, environmental and social problems of the 21st century.

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MSc in Ecological Engineering

Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2019 Germany Magdeburg

Ecological Engineering is the translation of ecological principles into societal and technical action, meaning the adaptation of construction techniques, material flow cycles, material flow management, spatial symbioses of material and energy users, and energy cascades so that they are benign to nature. [+]

No restricted admission. Start of studies The programme begins in winter and summer semesters. Applicants with foreign certificates please apply till 31 July (winter semester) or 31 January (summer semester) via uni-assist e.V.. Programme objectives

Ecological Engineering is the translation of ecological principles into societal and technical action, meaning the adaptation of construction techniques, material flow cycles, material flow management, spatial symbioses of material and energy users, and energy cascades so that they are benign to nature. The Master’s degree programme equips students to develop, on a scientific foundation, concepts and techniques for sustainable management of vital resources like water, soil, biomass and fauna and for the restoration and reclamation of ecosystems and for decentralised supply and waste disposal, bearing in mind the organisation of the use and protection of these natural resources in the context of regional and local societies as well as in research, industry and administration. Degree course content The education programme consists of the following modules: Mathematics and Modelling... [-]


Master of Science in Systematic Biology and Ecology

University of Hradec Králové, Faculty of Science
Campus Full time September 2019 Czech Republic Hradec Kralove

Master studies of Systematic Biology and Ecology follows the Bachelor degree program. Students are educated also in other biological disciplines close to this specialization, which will prove to be very useful for successful transfer of their knowledge into practice. [+]

Students of Systematic Biology and Ecology are continuously educated, for example, in the entomology, hydrobiology, behavioral ecology, acarology, bryology, mineralogy and paleontology, parasitology, ornithology, biotechnology or dynamics and management of forest ecosystems.

The staff and students, who actively participate in the research from the beginning of their studies, are all engaged in various research projects exploring the ecological and biological issues of the region Eastern Bohemia. The main research interests of the academic staff include botanical research, mostly in protected areas, physiology of plants, entomology, parasitology, zoology of chordates, cell and molecular biology, microbiology, agrochemistry, geomorphology or geo-dendrology.... [-]


Online Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences

University of Illinois Springfield
Online Full time Part time 40 hours June 2019 USA USA Online + 1 more

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. [+]

The curriculum for the Master of Science degree 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.

Students will gain an understanding of ways to evaluate the impact of human activities on the environment and human health, to balance social and economic needs with environmental realities, to learn how to use resources imaginatively for sustained yields, and to become aware of the role of values in issue formulation and policy making.

Environmental Sciences

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. Objectives are to enable students to:... [-]


Master in Environmental Science

ISA Lille - Graduate School of Agriculture and Bioengineering
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 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.

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

The Environmental Science program is designed to train future managers and scientists.... [-]


MS in Environmental Science

International Accelerator
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 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, Safety and Health Management

The University of Findlay
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Findlay

The master of science in environmental, safety and health management degree is designed to provide graduates with the necessary skills to provide leadership in environmental, safety and occupational health careers. [+]

Master’s Degree in Environmental, Safety and Health Management

Are you a working professional or recent college graduate? A decision-maker in your organization? Policy-oriented and analytical? Need online classes to fit your schedule?

The master of science in environmental, safety and health management degree is designed to provide graduates with the necessary skills to make managerial decisions and provide leadership in environmental, safety and occupational health careers. The program combines science, engineering, policy, and business concepts to prepare students in five areas:

1. Business Knowledge: Understanding executive, strategic and operational business concepts as they apply to ESH issues;... [-]