Master of Science Programs in Environmental Studies

Compare 148 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 of Science in Environmental Management (MSEM) - Environmental Risk Management and Assessment

Universidad Metropolitana (UMET)
Campus Part time 2 years September 2018 Puerto Rico San Juan

The Master of Science in Environmental Management (MSEM) with specialization in Environmental Risk Management and Assessment offers an outstanding and updated curriculum which prepares students to assume management responsibilities required by today’s environmental field. [+]

The Master of Science in Environmental Management (MSEM) with specialization in Environmental Risk Management and Assessment offers an outstanding and updated curriculum which prepares students to assume management responsibilities required by today’s environmental field.

The academic and field experiences of the School allow students to develop the competencies in the area of environmental management which will enable them to assume leadership positions in the public and private sectors. The main goal of this program is to prepare an educated and skilled professional that contributes to solving the environmental problems of the world to achieve a sustainable development.

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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 Management and Sustainable Development

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Manchester

Designed with today’s environmental managers in mind this MSc integrates the scientific, social, economic and political factors involved environmental decision making. [+]

This programme combines scientific study, laboratory and fieldwork techniques with the policy that underpins them and the management expertise to successfully deliver real-world sustainability projects.

Gaining advanced scientific skills and knowledge as well as the management, policy and corporate social responsibility aspects make you a great all-rounder who can hit the ground running when it comes to managing live environmental issues and challenges. You will develop into a professional able not only to assess environmental impacts but who can also put these into legislative context; and has the expertise to influence stakeholders, negotiate contracts and project-manage complex processes. This skillset is much sought after and valued by environmental employers and consultancies.... [-]


M.S. in Environmental Management

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus 2 years August 2018 USA San Francisco

USF’s Master of Science in Environmental Management (MSEM) trains students for careers in environmental agencies, consulting firms, and nonprofit organizations. Incorporating a comprehensive mix of science and policy courses, our program gives students the background they need to develop solutions to environmental problems. [+]

Program Details

Our program integrates scientific, technical, regulatory, and public policy knowledge across a range of environmental issues. Graduates from the program are able to assess, analyze, and manage issues from both a theoretical and practical point of view.

The program consists of 13 courses (two units each) and a master's project (four units) for a total of 30 units. There are four required courses: Ecology, Environmental Chemistry, Quantitative Methods, and the master's project. Each student — in consultation with a faculty adviser — develops a program of study for the remaining courses that best suits their desires for professional and intellectual development. Students typically take four courses per semester. Classes are offered on Saturdays and weekday evenings to allow students to work full-time while earning their degree.... [-]


M.Sc. in Management & Engineering in Water

RWTH International Academy / RWTH Aachen University
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Germany Aachen

Water management systems are fundamental to society, through the supply of safe drinking water, the treatment of wastewater, the flood and coastal protection and through the social and ecological roles of water management. Significant resources are invested to ensure that complex water systems meet the levels of service and performance requirements as defined by increasing social and environmental requirements, whilst minimizing financial, environmental and social costs. The continued development, operation, and management of these systems require highly trained experts with knowledge and practical skills that covers science, engineering and management disciplines. This M.Sc. program provides the educational base and professional foundation for this, educates graduates that stand out for their ability to integrate scientific principles, engineering knowledge and management techniques for innovative problem-solving. [+]

An expert in water resource is someone who...

Develops sustainable coast and river protection systems most cost-efficiently Unifies the ecological and economical approaches to natural water resources Develops sustainable wastewater treatment systems and provide high-level drinking water Consults municipal water companies in developing investment strategies to improve the water management systems Combines the technical demands of an urban water supply with the preservation of ecological systems Consults the government on water conservation strategies and sustainable water cycle management

to make a difference. Is this you?

Obtaining, distributing and managing the vulnerable resource water will play an even bigger role in the future than it does today. Reconciling ecology and economy in the water management is a challenging task where management skills and water engineering know-how is indispensable. Therefore it is important that the complex water systems meet the levels of service and performance requirements defined by increasingly social and environmental demands, whilst minimizing financial, environmental and social costs. The continued development, operation, and management of these systems require highly trained experts with knowledge and practical skills that covers science, engineering and management disciplines.... [-]


Master in Biology - Curriculum Biodiversity and Environmental Health

University of Siena
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Siena

The Master's Degree course in Biology provides a highly specialized training course for the access to advanced levels of training (Ph.D.) and to undertake scientific research in universities or in public or private research laboratories, project activities in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and agro/food companies and public and private organizations, and job opportunities in the fields of environmental impact, biodiversity and health. [+]

Biology (Specialization Biodiversity and Environmental Health)

The Master's Degree course in Biology provides a highly specialized training course for the access to advanced levels of training (Ph.D.) and to undertake scientific research in universities or in public or private research laboratories, project activities in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and agro/food companies and public and private organizations, and job opportunities in the fields of environmental impact, biodiversity and health.

Admission to the course with a Bachelor's degree in Biology, Biotechnologies and Science and Technology for the Environment and Nature.

Curriculum: Molecular and Cellular Biology (in Italian), Biodiversity and Environmental Health (in English).... [-]


MSc Environmental Management

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

Focused on understanding environmental issues and their management in the context of sustainability, this course draws on a range of expertise from the natural, physical and social sciences. [+]

Overview

Focused on understanding environmental issues and their management in the context of sustainability, this course draws on a range of expertise from the natural, physical and social sciences.

It offers an advanced, interdisciplinary coverage of a range of environmental issues. You will enhance your skills and knowledge of these issues in a national and international context.

Teaching is conducted by internationally renowned experts in flood risk management, climate science, contaminated land management, and agri-environmental governance and management. You will also benefit from the expertise of external practitioners and scholars.

A unique tutorial system supports your learning in a small-group setting, and you will have opportunities to conduct fieldwork in national and international settings.... [-]


MSc Industrial Ecology

Leiden University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Leiden The Hague + 1 more

Industrial Ecology is an emergent scientific discipline that promotes a systemic approach to human problems, integrating technical, environmental and social aspects. [+]

The Master of Science in Industrial Ecology (IE) offers talented students from around the world the opportunity to enhance their expertise and work on the grand challenge to achieve global prosperity within the planetary boundaries.

What does this master’s programme entail?

Industrial Ecology is an emerging scientific discipline that takes a systemic approach to environmental problems. An interdisciplinary approach, integrating technical, environmental and social frames of reference, is essential for sustainable development. The Master in Industrial Ecology is a co-operation between Leiden University and Delft University of Technology. Both universities are at the forefront of the field of Industrial Ecology.... [-]


MSc in Environmental Engineering and Management

Tallinn University of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Estonia Tallinn

Industrial production has an enormous impact on the environment, and society’s awareness of such effects is constantly growing. The course offers an integrated approach towards current and long-term strategic environmental issues, focusing on technologies and concepts in environmental planning and management for the sustainable development of industrial production systems. This programme provides interdisciplinary solutions in a market-based economy through the integrated management of water, wastewater, solid wastes, and air pollutants. [+]

Degree awarded: Master of Science in Engineering (MSc) Workload: 120 ECTS Language of instruction: English Duration: 2 years Pre-Requisites: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in engineering (industrial, chemical, electrical, mechanical, materials, civil, etc). Tuition fees and scholarships: 1 ECTS = 55 EUR. Nominal study load per 1 year = 60 ECTS/€3300, 8 tuition fee waiver scholarships available that guarantee free studies. Number of places available: 10

Industrial production has an enormous impact on the environment, and society’s awareness of such effects is constantly growing. The course offers an integrated approach towards current and long-term strategic environmental issues, focusing on technologies and concepts in environmental planning and management for the sustainable development of industrial production systems. This programme provides interdisciplinary solutions in a market-based economy through the integrated management of water, wastewater, solid wastes, and air pollutants.... [-]


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.... [-]


Master in Environmental Analysis and Decision Making

Rice University | Wiess School of Natural Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 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 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.... [-]


MSc in Environmental Management

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Bath

This broad-based, flexible course prepares you for a range of environmental careers, from environmental specialist to a manager with an environmental remit. [+]

Develop your knowledge and skills to meet the needs of industry, with this Environmental Management MSc.

Gain professional environmental skills for working in consultancy or industry. Industry-sponsored prize for 'Environmental Manager of the Year'. Taught by staff with academic and industry experience, plus industry-leading guest speakers.

This broad-based, flexible course prepares you for a range of environmental careers, from environmental specialist to a manager with an environmental remit.

Unusually, and possibly uniquely, for an Environmental Management Masters you have the option to include Business and Management modules in your programme. In addition, through selecting particular modules and assessment options, the course can be tailored to suit your specialist interests and career aspirations. For example, this course will suit someone wishing to pursue a career in ecological consultancy, or a career in pollution control or environmental hazards and liabilities.... [-]


Master in Marine and Lacustrine Science and Management (Oceans and Lakes)

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Brussels

The interuniversity master’s programme offers a multidisciplinary approach to marine and lacustrine systems. It integrates physical, chemical, geological, ecological and societal aspects and encourages students to also consider conservational and sustainability features. [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The programme provides insight into the diversity and complexity of the life and processes in the oceans, seas, lakes and estuaries and skills to study and manage them. In many cases, this diversity is endangered because the aquatic environment is increasingly coming under pressure—climate change, biodiversity erosion, increasing fishery requirements and overfishing, pollution, developments in aquaculture, coastal reclamation, etc. This 2-year master programme addresses students with a background in Sciences. It provides you with strong fundamental and applied knowledge and prepares you for an active role in the scientific research and management of marine ecosystems. The programme adopts a multidisciplinary approach integrating physical, chemical geological, ecological and societal aspects and including nature conservation and sustainable development. This programme trains students in:... [-]


MSc in Environmental Science

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

The course provides students with a wide range of knowledge and skills relating to the expanding subject of 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 of understanding of current environmental policies and legislation and builds upon this with practical and theoretical courses that include subjects such as ocean and coastal management, water resources and pollution, climate change and environmental impact assessment. [+]

The taught M.Sc. degree in Environmental Sciences, as the first of its kind in Ireland, has an established pedigree, attracting students with diverse academic backgrounds from Ireland and abroad. This full-time, intensive course is intended for administrative and scientific workers and new graduates with an appropriate environmental science related background, although applications from graduates with different backgrounds are also welcomed. It comprises a series of taught modules encompassing a variety of current environmental themes, followed by a five-month, research project. There is also the possibility to opt for a diploma course in Environmental Sciences, consisting of the taught modules only.... [-]


MSc Environmental Technology

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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 the 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 the 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.... [-]