Masters Programs in Environmental Sciences

Compare 47 Masters Programs in Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences

Human activity has an impact on the world in which we live, and the ability to sustain life is critical to our future. A Master in Environmental Sciences can help you quantify that impact, understanding how science influences policy and how policies affect the environment. Students in these programs study current environmental policies and examine how future policies and regulations could impact the earth.

 

What is a Master in Environmental Sciences? For many people who are interested in a career in the environmental sciences, a master’s degree can open the door to a much wider range of employment opportunities and possibly a higher income as well. Environmental studies professionals must be skilled at conducting and analyzing research, and many master’s programs focus on helping students become proficient in these areas. The specific requirements will vary from one program to another, but often include original research projects and community collaboration projects. Many students will also be exposed to teaching during their graduate school experience, which prepares you for a teaching position if that is the career you hope to pursue.

 

The specific cost of a degree in the environmental sciences differs from university to university and from program to program. If you decide to pursue a degree abroad, that can also impact the total cost of the program. Identify the schools and programs that interest you most to get an idea of about how much it will cost.

 

Graduates from a Master in Environmental Sciences program can find employment in several different areas, including geology, water management, environmental engineering, sustainable energy and energy management, government and environmental policy, environmental technology, climate change and more. Many programs also offer exposure to biodiversity, conservation, law and policy so you can pursue a career that you are passionate about.

 

Get started on your career in environmental sciences with a master’s degree. Find program listings and information about available programs at Masterstudies, or 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 - Environmental Protection

Rezekne University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 semesters September 2018 Latvia Rēzekne + 1 more

The main objective of the program is train an environmental specialist who [+]

Masters in Environmental Sciences. Master Study Program “Environmental Protection” The main objective of the program is train an environmental specialist who is able to deal with any business or industrial project with an impact on the environment. Program based on multidisciplinary approach. Program aimed to graduates who want to enrich their profile by incorporating technical knowledge and methodology in the field of environmental engineering, in both national and international companies. Visiting professors from partner universities will be involved as teachers and advisors in the program. Students have an opportunity to participate in Erasmus mobility for studies and traineeship. The language of instruction is English. Qualification awarded: Professional Master in Environmental Protection  and Professional qualification  “Environmental Engineer” Admission requirements: - for 3 semesters studies: Professional or academic bachelor's degree or 2 nd level professional higher education with length of studies being at least 4 years (240 ECTS) including a completed practice with value at least 30 ECTS) in environmental science or related environmental and engineering sub-sector - for 4 semesters studies:  Professional or academic bachelor’s degree or professional higher education (length of studies at least 3 years (180 ECTS) but a practice with value at least 30 ECTS is not completed) in environmental science or related environmental and engineering sciences Duration of studies: 1,5 or 2 years of full and 2 or 2,5 years of part-time studies. Study program consists of 2 parts: - Part A – compulsory courses (general) - Part B – elective courses (specialization) To complete study program... [-]

Master of Climate Change

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Australia Canberra

Do you want to tackle one of the most important and complex environmental problems encountered by humankind? The ANU Master of Climate Change program offers significant breadth and strength within the field through access to world-leading expertise in climate change science and policy, encompassing science, economics, law, policy and governance aspects of climate change vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation. [+]

Do you want to tackle one of the most important and complex environmental problems encountered by humankind? The ANU Master of Climate Change program offers significant breadth and strength within the field through access to world-leading expertise in climate change science and policy, encompassing science, economics, law, policy and governance aspects of climate change vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation. This means that you can develop a unique program of advanced learning suited to your individual interests and skills.

Our program covers core topics of climate impacts, vulnerability and adaptation, climate change economics and policy, and methodological approaches. Elective courses can be selected from a wide range of topics to suit your educational goals.... [-]


Master of Environmental Planning

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time 1 year March 2018 New Zealand Hamilton Tauranga + 1 more

During your Master of Environmental Planning (MEP), you'll develop your knowledge and skills relating to both the theory and practical applications of planning. [+]

During your Master of Environmental Planning (MEP), you'll develop your knowledge and skills relating to both the theory and practical applications of planning.

Your research skills will build to an advanced level, and you'll gain a broad and in-depth understanding of knowledge relating to this specialist area. Throughout this degree, you'll refine your ability to show independent critical judgement.

Collaboration with Planning Professionals

At Waikato, you'll benefit from the service provided by a Planning Advisory Group. This Group is made up of experienced planning professionals working in the region.

During the MEP programme, you'll go to guest lectures, attend workshops and enjoy field trips where a range of professionals share their expertise. The Environmental Planning programme has enjoyed longstanding and active links with these professionals.... [-]


MPS in Sustainable Interior Environments (MPS-S)

New York School of Interior Design
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2018 USA Upper East Side + 1 more

The MPS in Sustainable Interior Environments (MPS-S) is a post-professional program structured to prepare design professionals to assume leadership roles in developing and maintaining sustainable interior spaces that will positively impact the world. [+]

The MPS in Sustainable Interior Environments (MPS-S) is a post-professional program structured to prepare design professionals to assume leadership roles in developing and maintaining sustainable interior spaces that will positively impact the world. Intended for those working in the design or architecture professions, the program provides students with a thorough grounding in the best practices in environmentally informed designs for the interior. Upon completion of the MPS-S program, students are in a position to sit for LEED AP Accreditation — a highly sought-after credential. Students are exposed to a wide range of topics, research methods, integrated design development methodologies, and sustainable project management practices. Course work addresses the history and theory of sustainability, principles of sustainable materials, natural and artificial lighting and control systems, and integrated environmental systems design. It also covers indoor air quality as well as green textiles, furnishings, and decorative elements. The program includes two studio courses designed to integrate acquired knowledge and research while exploring both residential and nonresidential environments. The program can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis All classes are in the evenings and on weekends The program is offered onsite and online (live classes delivered via videoconferencing at set class times) Requires a degree in interior design, architecture, engineering, or a closely related field and an advanced portfolio. MPS-S Curriculum (30 Credits — based on full-time study) 1st Semester 725 History & Theory of Sustainability in the Interior Environment (2 credits) 726 Principles of Sustainable Design in the Natural Environment (2)... [-]

Master of Environmental Policy

Duke Kunshan University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 China Kunshan

Duke Kunshan University’s international Master of Environmental Policy (iMEP) program combines a world-class faculty, cutting-edge research center, innovative curriculum and unparalleled career opportunities. You will leave the program with an advanced degree from world-renowned Duke University, and the knowledge and experience you need to devise evidence-based policy solutions to the most urgent environmental problems of our time. [+]

Masters in Environmental Sciences. Duke Kunshan University’s international Master of Environmental Policy (iMEP) program combines a world-class faculty, cutting-edge research center, innovative curriculum and unparalleled career opportunities. You will leave the program with an advanced degree from world-renowned Duke University, and the knowledge and experience you need to devise evidence-based policy solutions to the most urgent environmental problems of our time. Course Structure The four-semester, 16-course iMEP program is designed to capture the skills necessary for a new generation of environmental leaders. It is the first in the world to draw together the important core requirements in environmental management and public policy. These include economics, political science, sociology, history, law, statistics and environmental science. Year 1 Environmental Economics Statistics and Program Evaluation for Environmental Policy Environmental Policy Analysis 1 Elective Environmental Science Environmental Economics Policy Practicum Environmental Policy Process 1 Elective Year 2 Master's Project Capstone* 3 Electives Master's Project Capstone* Environmental Law, Governance and Regulation 2 Electives *Under faculty supervision, small groups of students will work with clients to develop solutions to real-world environmental policy challenges. International Opportunities Building on the strong relationship between the iMEP program and Duke University, iMEP students will have the opportunity to spend a semester at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, USA, where they will interact with the broader Duke faculty, gain additional English-language experience, and build networks with US-based contacts. At the same time, the program will bring students pursuing a master’s degree from the Nicholas and Sanford schools to Duke Kunshan,... [-]

Master in Nature Conservation

Czech University Of Life Sciences Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Campus Full time September 2018 Czech Republic Prague

Nature Conservation (NCO) master´s degree programme is open for bachelor´s degree-holders with a background in ecology, biology, zoology, botany, conservation biology, landscape ecology or environmental sciences. [+]

Nature Conservation (NCO) master´s degree programme is open for bachelor´s degree-holders with a background in ecology, biology, zoology, botany, conservation biology, landscape ecology or environmental sciences. The NCO programme is best suited for those wishing to acquire advanced knowledge and research-based skills in nature conservation. The NCO programme provides a solid understanding in both applied and theory-based resource conservation and management, based on principles of applied landscape ecology. NCO is an accredited degree programme required for practice of management of protected landscape areas with the Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic, the EU and applicable international locations as well. The studies center on sustainable natural resources; students will acquire advanced knowledge on a range of methods for conserving the biosphere, applied landscape ecology, land reclamation, game management, and methods of environmental assessment. In addition to applied biological disciplines, the courses emphasise legislation, the economy and the use of GIS tools. Due to the field’s wide scope, graduates will have very good success at many institutions which deal with the conservation of nature and landscapes. They will be able to find and process information from various industries and transform multidisciplinary knowledge into practice in modern nature conservation. Suitable for graduates of following bachelor programmes and similar fields of study: Ecology, Biology, Environmental Sciences, Zoology, Botany, Conservation Biology, Landscape Ecology, Natural Sciences [-]

Masters of Environmental Sciences/Studies

Nipissing University
Campus Full time September 2018 Canada Ontario

Nipissing University’s new MES/MESc program offers students degrees in either Master of Environmental Studies or Master of Environmental Sciences. [+]

Masters in Environmental Sciences. Masters of Environmental Sciences/Studies Nipissing University’s new MES/MESc program offers students degrees in either Master of Environmental Studies or Master of Environmental Sciences. Both programs offer the training and development of graduates capable of contributing to the study of the environment and environmental issues and to the environmental problem solving of the future. Graduates will be prepared for careers in government and industry, working in areas such as environmental policy, impact assessment, scientific research and education. Graduates will also be prepared for further advanced study (e.g. PhD programs) in environmental studies/sciences programs and in specialized fields of geography, hydrology, history, biology, forestry, philosophy, ecology and teaching. Students will be prepared for these endeavors by participating in a uniquely interdisciplinary program in which humanities, social science, and natural science approaches to understanding and solving environmental issues will be fully integrated.​​​​​ Admission requirements While there are several core courses to the Master of Environmental Science or Studies program, students will choose to stream into either Environmental Science or Environmental Studies, depending on their background and interests. Applicants must hold a four-year undergraduate degree in any discipline from an accredited University and at least a 75% average on the last ten full (20 semester) courses completed at the time of application, or equivalent qualifications to be considered for admission. Applicants are also required to submit a Statement of Academic Intent which explains how the MES/MESc program relates to previous academic studies. All applicants are required to provide at least... [-]

Master of Environment (MoE)

The Australian National University | Science
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Australia Canberra

The Master of Environment allows you to develop a program of advanced learning suited to your individual interests and skills in environment and sustainability. As part of this degree you will study topics like environmental science and management as well as climate change policy and economics. [+]

A single two year graduate degree offered by the  ANU College of Science ANU is ranked the best university in Australia, and is in the top 20 universities in the world for environmental sciences (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017). There are very few places in the world where economists and hydrologists, historians and ecologists, foresters, geographers and climatologists work together on the big environmental problems facing contemporary society: the Fenner School of Environment and Society at ANU is one of them. Our Master of Environment degrees allow you to develop a program of advanced learning suited to your individual interests and skills in environment and sustainability. A broad-ranging suite of courses from across the University provides exposure to current perspectives on environmental issues and approaches. Areas of interest include environmental science and management, social and ecological linkages, environmental economics and governance, environmental policy, and integrative approaches to research and analysis. Make an enquiry directly with ANU You will also develop depth of knowledge in a selected disciplinary area. Available specialisation options include: biodiversity conservation, climate science and policy, environmental policy, environmental studies and human ecology, geography, natural resource management, sustainability science, and water science and management.... [-]


MPhil in Environmental Science, Policy and Management

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 Hong Kong

ESPM is an interdisciplinary research and education program covering a wide spectrum of environmental interests. The research programs focus on the dynamics and interconnection of scientific, technological, environmental socio-economic and policy challenges facing the world. [+]

Masters in Environmental Sciences. We are living in a world facing serious interrelated environmental problems, including climate change, pervasive pollution, reduction in biodiversity, and looming supply constraints for a number of key natural resources. Individually, and especially in combination, these issues pose serious challenges to sustainable development. The Division of Environment and Sustainability has been created to meet such challenges. Our faculty members have diverse backgrounds in science, engineering, business and social sciences to provide integrated and cutting edge education and research on global environmental issues and emerging solutions. Our postgraduate programs offer students a great opportunity to gain a broader understanding of environmental science and related policies to help increase their understanding of the issues involved in tackling the environment and their ability to generate meaningful solutions. This is a broad-based research postgraduate program that embraces a wide spectrum of environmental interests. It serves as an innovative platform for interdisciplinary research involving scientific, technological, environmental socio-economic and policy challenges. The program trains students in original research and seeks to cultivate the independent, interdisciplinary and innovative thinking that is essential for a successful career in research, management or policy formulation in this area. It provides students with the background to solve complex environmental problems and to engage in interdisciplinary environmental research that can have a high impact on Hong Kong and the world. To facilitate interdisciplinary research, students enrolled in the Program will be co-supervised by faculty members of the Division who have been appointed jointly with other schools. The... [-]

Environmental Science

International Accelerator
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Boston

The environment and sustainability program, housed in the School of Earth, Ocean and the Environment, is at the forefront of research to determine the wise use and management of complex natural systems. [+]

Environmental Science / Environmental Studies The environment and sustainability program, housed in the School of Earth, Ocean and the Environment, is at the forefront of research to determine the wise use and management of complex natural systems. What to Expect As an environmental science major in the School of Earth, Ocean and the Environment, you will have the opportunity to place emphasis in a variety of areas including natural systems, water resources, weather and climate, energy or humans and the environment, you will learn how to conduct hypothesis-driven research and communicate your knowledge both orally and in writing. The environmental studies major emphasizes humanities and social sciences, with major credit courses in the environment, politics, history, economics and literature. Graduate Degrees The Master of Earth and Environmental Resource Management (M.E.E.R.M.) program, offered by the School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment, trains graduate students for management positions in earth and environmental resources, sustainable development within ecosystems, or safe and effective use of man-made materials in the environment. [-]

Master in Environmental and Forest Sciences

Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Reggio Calabria

The 2nd Cycle Degree Course (Master Degree) in Environmental and Forest Sciences represents the logical extension of the homonymous 1st Cycle Course (Bachelor Course), Class L25. The main goal of the Course is to provide professional forest graduates with enhanced skills in strategic planning and management and with the technical, cultural, and management instruments necessary to operate in the fields of... [+]

Masters in Environmental Sciences. The 2nd Cycle Degree Course (Master Degree) in Environmental and Forest Sciences represents the logical extension of the homonymous 1st Cycle Course (Bachelor Course), Class L25. The main goal of the Course is to provide professional forest graduates with enhanced skills in strategic planning and management and with the technical, cultural, and management instruments necessary to operate in the fields of protection, conservation and monitoring of forest, pastoral and faunal resources, woodland protection from wildfires, soil protection and conservation, territory ecological planning and the establishment of low environmental impact operations aimed at protecting and enhancing mountain and hillslope areas. First year Forest Geobotany Management of Forest Systems and Safety in Forestry Operations Silviculture and arboriculture for timber production Wood Harvesting and Safety in Forestry Operations Soil Ecology Environmental Chemistry of Urban and Forest Ecosystems Soil Protection and Conservation and Watersheds Planning Soil Protection and Conservation and Hydraulic Rehabilitation Watersheds Planning and Management Plant diseases and phytosanitary protection Diseases of green areas and of ornamental plants Integrate Protection of the Forest Systems Natural and Cultivated Mountain Systems Second year Forest Fire Protection Economics and Environment Appraisal Ethology and wildlife management Landscape planning and infrastructures in agro-forestry areas Electives Final project Laboratory of GIS Apprenticeship Training and Guidance Internship [-]

Faculty of Environmental Science

Enugu State University of Science and Technology - ESUT
Campus Full time March 2018 Nigeria Enugu

The range of exposure and the scope of the academic programme in ESUT's Department of Architecture are designed to produce skilled, innovative and responsive architects who are capable of meeting the challenges of time in the building industry for both public and private sectors. [+]

Faculty of Environmental Science Architecture Philosophy The range of exposure and the scope of the academic programme in ESUT's Department of Architecture are designed to produce skilled, innovative and responsive architects who are capable of meeting the challenges of time in the building industry for both public and private sectors. Objectives The ESUT Department of Architecture is committed to a high quality of professional education aimed at producing architects that are capable of solving complex environmental design problems. Post Graduate Programmes The Department runs two programmes viz. Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) and Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Architecture. 1.Post Graduate Diploma The Postgraduate Diploma (Architecture) is designed for two (2) semesters within a minimum period of 12 (twelve) calendar months to bring up students (candidates) who were unable to meet up with the minimum academic Final Cumulative Grade Point Average (FCGPA) of 3.00 on the five (5) point scale (or of any adjustment)--- from the studies of Bachelor of Sciences (Architecture) degree, or equivalent --- so as to qualify to apply for admission into the Master of Sciences (Architecture) programme in the Department of Architecture. 2.M.Sc. (Architecture) Degree The programme extends over a minimum of two academic years of two semesters each, with course work as well as research culminating in a Dissertation comprising a Report and Dissertation Design and Drawings, to be defended before an External Examiner. Duration of Programmes PGD: Full-time: 2 semesters minimum and 4 semesters maximum. M.Sc. - Full-time: 2 calendar years minimum and 4 calendar years... [-]

MPhil in Social Forestry and Environmental Governance

University Of Energy And Natural Resources
Campus Part time 2 years September 2018 Ghana Sunyani

The aim of the programme is to train human resources at advanced social forestry and environmental governance capable of recognizing human system in managing forest and environmental challenges within and outside Ghana. This is clearly in line with the mission of UENR. [+]

Masters in Environmental Sciences. Introduction The School of Natural Resources is poised to provide a strong and vibrant leadership to the forest and natural resources industry to meet the increasing demand for housing, recreation, tourism and green spaces. This will require an intimate knowledge of climate, species, and physical facilities, political, social and legal systems. Issues of interest include the increased demand for market and non-market goods and services from forests and related natural resources, land availability for industrial forestry and natural resource conservation, natural resource sustainability, habitat conservation, and ecosystem management. The Master and Doctoral programmes will provide graduates with a working knowledge of specialized environmental and natural resources scopes and introduce them to the critical relationships between human activities and the environment. National Relevance Globally, the threat to and decease of world forests and the negative impacts on human or social system as well as the ascendency of multifaceted environmental problems call for capacity development in these areas. Ghana is not exempted from these challenges. The rationale being that the country is currently facing numerous problems ranging from deforestation, pollution of water resources and environmental degradation. Ameliorating these problems, the country needs human resources that have a better understanding of social issues and environmental governance. Understanding the structures, function, performance of public authorities and institutions at all levels could help formulate policies aimed at controlling/managing environmental degradation. Governing the planet`s rich diverse natural resources is an increasingly complex challenge. In this world of interconnected nations, economies and people,... [-]

Masters in Ecology and Environment Studies

Nalanda University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 India Patna

Rooted in the tradition of the ancient Nalanda University, the School aspires to develop knowledge on environmental issues that transcend constraints imposed by disciplinary boundaries. It promotes research and education on various environmental problems at local, regional and global levels. The unique environmental challenges of Asia are recognized by the School, and studies relevant to the region are emphasized. [+]

THE SCHOOL OF ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES Rooted in the tradition of the ancient Nalanda University, the School aspires to develop knowledge on environmental issues that transcend constraints imposed by disciplinary boundaries. It promotes research and education on various environmental problems at local, regional and global levels. The unique environmental challenges of Asia are recognized by the School, and studies relevant to the region are emphasized. Diverse perspectives are used to analyse contemporary environmental concerns in order to develop meaningful solutions. The School traverses a broad range of academic pursuits across natural sciences and social sciences, to promote education and research on the interactions between the natural environment and human activities. Focus Areas The thrust areas of the School are: Human Ecology Hydrology Food and Agriculture Disaster management Climate Change Energy Studies The Master’s Programme The School currently offers a two-year Masters’ programme and is planning to launch a Doctoral programme in 2017. The course is designed for international students from diverse backgrounds, including social sciences, natural sciences, humanities and engineering. All Master’s students are required to obtain a minimum of 48 credits spread over 4 semesters, with a summer internship during the vacation between the first and second years. The curriculum comprises a mix of core and elective courses. The first two semesters provide breadth of knowledge, through multi-disciplinary courses, to cover core concepts around key environmental dimensions. These include earth sciences, ecology, economics and social dimensions of environment, along with introductory research methods, during the first semester. Sustainable... [-]

Master's Program in Integrated Climate System Sciences

University of Hamburg - School of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Germany Hamburg

The English-language MSc in Integrated Climate System Sciences (ICSS) combines elements of the atmospheric, hydrospheric, cryospheric and biospheric natural sciences with those of economics and the social sciences. [+]

Masters in Environmental Sciences. Master's Program in Integrated Climate System Sciences The English-language MSc in Integrated Climate System Sciences (ICSS) combines elements of the atmospheric, hydrospheric, cryospheric and biospheric natural sciences with those of economics and the social sciences. The program has an internationally unique focus on physics and modelling and offers three areas of specialization: physics of the climate system biogeochemistry of the climate system climate-related economics and social sciences The ICSS program is research oriented and imparts knowledge of and skills in climate research. A solid background in climate physics prepares students for careers in an interdisciplinary field of science requiring the ability to communicate with colleagues from different disciplines, to apply a diverse range of methods from various subject areas to climate-related research questions, as well as the ability to generate, interpret and combine scientific results. Classes are limited to 20 students. This research-oriented program was accredited by ASIIN in 2010. A master’s degree in Integrated Climate System Sciences lays the foundation for a career in science and research and qualifies students to pursue a doctoral degree. It further qualifies graduates for a career as climate science consultant or spokesperson in international organizations, as well as global enterprises and agencies. Curriculum The two-year curriculum consists of eleven modules. The first semester lays the foundation for the rest of the program (research skills, review of basic principles in mathematics and physics fort the climate sciences, functioning and variability of the climate system, principles of economic and social sciences).... [-]