The Master of Science in Environmental Management (MSEM) with specialization in Conservation and Management of Natural Resources 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.

Admission Requirements

The students interested in our program should comply with the following requirements:

  • Have earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Sciences, Biology, Geology or Engineering from an accredited university.
  • Submit an application containing: - Official transcripts of all university studies - Three letters of recommendation from qualified persons about the candidate’s academic and/or professional profile and aptitude for success in Graduate Studies.
  • Submit the results of the “Prueba de Admisión a Estudios Graduados” (EXADEP) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • Be interviewed by the Program Admission Committee that includes the creation of a written conceptual essay on an environmental subject.
  • GPA of no less than 2.75 on the science bachelor level. Conditional admission will be considered for students who do not meet some of these requirements, but has professional experience in the environmental field. The Admissions Committee may recommend courses to cover pre-requisites.

CURRICULUM ( 42 Credits)

Core Courses
ENMG 501 - Fundamentals of Environmental Science
ENMG 506 - Statistical Methods for Environmental Research
ENMG 615 - Environmental Legislation and Regulatory Agencies
ENMG 617 - Environmental Documents and Evaluations
ENMG 712 - Tropical Ecosystems

Specialization Courses
ENMG 531 - Conservation Biology
ENMG 532 - Conservation and Management of Forest Ecosystems and Flora
ENMG 533 - Conservation and Management of Wildlife Fauna
ENMG 535 - Conservation and Management of Marine Resources
ENMG 700 - Integrated Management of Natural Resources

Recommended Electives
ENST 500 - Fundamentals of Earth Systems
ENPL 505 - Geographic Information System & Laboratory
ENST 515 - Sustainable Development
ENMG 503 - Environmental and Nat. Res. Economics
ENMG 512 - Environmental Communication and Writing
ENMG 515 - Environmental Microbiology & Laboratory
ENMG 520 - Environmental Chemistry & Laboratory
ENMG 530 - Oceanography
ENMG 536 - Soil properties and conservation
ENMG 538 - Limnology, lakes and rivers ecosystems
ENMG 600 - Research Methodology
ENMG 608 - Hazardous Waste Management
ENMG 613 - Environmental Quality Control Management
ENMG 701 - Topics in Environmental Affairs I
ENMG 702 - Topics in Environmental Affairs II
ENMG 703 - Climate and Atmospheric Pollution
ENMG 707 - Environmental Auditing & Practice
ENMG 704 - Fundamentals of Hydrogeology

Research component
ENMG 721-723 - Thesis
ENAF 740-745 - Professional Portfolio in Environmental Affairs (It requires pre-approval of Dean of the School of Environmental Affairs)

*Partial scholarships Available

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