48 Masters Programs in 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 t… Read more

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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ISIGE - MINES ParisTech
Île-de-France, France

For more than 25 years, the IGE specialist masters have trained experts able to understand the environmental issues of tomorrow. It is aimed at young professionals wishing to ... Read more

For more than 25 years, the IGE specialist masters have trained experts able to understand the environmental issues of tomorrow. It is aimed at young professionals wishing to design and implement environmental and sustainable strategies in companies and organizations. Resolutely turned towards innovation and foresight, the program is carried out in close connection with public and private actors through projects, case studies and professional assignments. Read less
Master
23 Sep 2020
Full-time
Part-time
12 months
French
Campus
 
University of Hamburg - School of Integrated Earth and Climate System Sciences (SICSS)
Hamburg, Germany

Interested in Climate Change? Join us! Unique approach: Students study all parts of the climate system, including economics and social sciences - Two years - Taught in English ... Read more

Interested in Climate Change? Join us! Unique approach: Students study all parts of the climate system, including economics and social sciences - Two years - Taught in English - No tuition fees - International atmosphere with 75 % international students - Small classes with only up to 20 students - Excellent career prospects: 75 % of our graduates start to work in academia, NGOs or consultancies within less than six months after graduation - Access to an international research environment at Germany`s hub for climate research. Read less
Master
01 Oct 2020
Full-time
Part-time
4 semesters
31 Mar 2020
English
Campus
 
University of Eastern Finland
Kuopio, Finland + 3 More

The Master's Degree Programme in Biology of Environmental Change (BEC) is a new research-oriented programme that aims to increase student's knowledge of biological and biogeoc ... Read more

The Master's Degree Programme in Biology of Environmental Change (BEC) is a new research-oriented programme that aims to increase student's knowledge of biological and biogeochemical aspects of the state of the environment. The 2-year education offers advanced knowledge in environmental science, biology, biogeochemistry, hydrobiology, ecotoxicology, environmental policy and law, and environmentally oriented forestry. Read less
Master
01 Sep 2020
Full-time
2 years
22 Jan 2020
English
Campus
 
Nalanda University
Delhi, India + 1 More

The School of Ecology and Environment Studies (SEES) is defining the Nalanda Model of sustainable and inclusive development. It has its roots in local traditions, links past a ... Read more

The School of Ecology and Environment Studies (SEES) is defining the Nalanda Model of sustainable and inclusive development. It has its roots in local traditions, links past and present systems of knowledge and bridges the gap in the understanding of environmental issues between the West and the East. It is the first truly interdisciplinary School in India, and possibly in the East Asian region, combining knowledge from the basic sciences, social sciences and humanities to train environmental leaders of tomorrow. Global intellectual engagement, through collaborative projects, tie-ups and exchanges with local and international institutions, is creating leaders representing an inter-connected Asia, championing ideas based on mutual understanding. The School is trying to chart out the new social contract for science in the “century of the environment” by promoting dialogue among different bodies of knowledge and close interaction of different actors and organizations to tackle the challenges and opportunities arising in the contemporary world for promoting a sustainable future. The School offers a two-year Master’s program with both M.A. and M.Sc. degrees in Environmental Studies. The School welcomes students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, who are habitually curious, share a passion for environmental leadership and an aptitude for learning. All Master’s students are required to obtain at least 64 credits spread over 4 semesters, with a summer internship during the vacation between the first and second year and a dissertation in the last semester. Read less
Master
01 Jul 2020
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
The University of Western Australia
Crawley, Australia

Study a Master of Environmental Science and tap into UWA's long history of multidisciplinary research into a wide diversity of environmental systems, and its unique experience ... Read more

Study a Master of Environmental Science and tap into UWA's long history of multidisciplinary research into a wide diversity of environmental systems, and its unique experience in identifying long-term economic and planning-based solutions built on a rigorous understanding of environmental processes. Read less
Master
01 Jan 2020
English
Campus
 
Lingnan University
Tuen Mun, Hong Kong

The Science Unit at Lingnan University has five members whose research and teaching interests cover core areas of environmental science including ecology, evolution, geology, ... Read more

The Science Unit at Lingnan University has five members whose research and teaching interests cover core areas of environmental science including ecology, evolution, geology, geography, urban studies, and environmental education. This programme will equip students with a strong theoretical background in environmental sciences, as well as provide a diversity of hands-on, experiential experiences needed to be successful in this field. Read less
Master
01 Sep 2020
Full-time
2 years
24 Jan 2020
English
Campus
 
University of Wollongong
Wollongong, Australia + 1 More

The Master of Earth and Environmental Sciences is for students who wish to extend their knowledge and diversify their skill base within a range of sub-disciplines of the Earth ... Read more

The Master of Earth and Environmental Sciences is for students who wish to extend their knowledge and diversify their skill base within a range of sub-disciplines of the Earth and Environmental Sciences, and in particular, Environmental Science, Geology and Physical Geography. This degree will serve as a refresher programme for graduates wishing to explore specific combinations of topics in greater detail; a programme for professionals already practising aspects of Earth and Environmental Sciences seeking additional analytical skills, and as a stepping stone for graduates intending to proceed to a higher degree by research, upon completion of the programme. With the appropriate qualifications and laboratory skills, you can be awarded advanced standing for these preparatory subjects. Read less
Master
01 Jul 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
30 Jun 2019
English
Campus
 
Stockholm University
Östermalm, Sweden

Developing solutions to our environmental challenges such as climate change, pollution, air and water quality, requires people who both understand problems holistically and ca ... Read more

Developing solutions to our environmental challenges such as climate change, pollution, air and water quality, requires people who both understand problems holistically and can tackle them at the microscopic level. A Master of Environmental Science degree from Stockholm University will give you those tools, through education in either Atmospheric Science, Biogeochemistry or Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. The courses in Atmospheric Science and Biogeochemistry will provide the fundamental knowledge of the composition and functioning of the environmental compartments: the atmosphere – the freshwater and ocean – and the land systems. Read less
Master
31 Aug 2020
Full-time
2 years
15 Jan 2020
English
Campus
 
The University of Waikato
Hamilton, New Zealand + 1 More

The Master of Environment and Society is a postgraduate degree suitable for graduates of various disciplines – environmental sciences, social sciences, management, law or econ ... Read more

The Master of Environment and Society is a postgraduate degree suitable for graduates of various disciplines – environmental sciences, social sciences, management, law or economics. It’s a programme that allows you to benefit from the Faculty's growing connections with both local community and educational groups and local government. Read less
Master
01 Jul 2020
Full-time
12 months
English
Campus
 
Centrale Nantes
Nantes, France

This Master offers a world-class education to future engineers and town planners by providing the skills necessary to address environmental and health issues in the context of ... Read more

This Master offers a world-class education to future engineers and town planners by providing the skills necessary to address environmental and health issues in the context of sustainable urban development, in research and in urban engineering. Read less
Master
01 Sep 2020
Full-time
2 years
15 May 2020
English
Campus
 
Czech University Of Life Sciences Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Prague, Czech Republic

Nature Conservation (NCO) master´s degree program is open for bachelor's degree-holders with a background in ecology, biology, zoology, botany, conservation biology, landscape ... Read more

Nature Conservation (NCO) master´s degree program is open for bachelor's degree-holders with a background in ecology, biology, zoology, botany, conservation biology, landscape ecology or environmental sciences. Read less
Master
01 Sep 2020
Full-time
English
Campus
 
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong

ESPM is an interdisciplinary research and education programme covering a wide spectrum of environmental interests. The research programmes focus on the dynamics and interconne ... Read more

ESPM is an interdisciplinary research and education programme covering a wide spectrum of environmental interests. The research programmes focus on the dynamics and interconnection of scientific, technological, environmental socio-economic and policy challenges facing the world. Read less
Master
01 Jan 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
McGovern Education Group
Oklahoma City, USA

The Master of Environmental Science is a one to two to three-year master’s degree in environmental science, the study of the environment and solutions to environmental problem ... Read more

The Master of Environmental Science is a one to two to three-year master’s degree in environmental science, the study of the environment and solutions to environmental problems. Read less
Master
01 Sep 2020
Full-time
English
Campus
 
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

The Environmental Science and Engineering Program (EnSE) prepares students to work on many of the world’s most pressing challenges. There is a worldwide concern with the avail ... Read more

The Environmental Science and Engineering Program (EnSE) prepares students to work on many of the world’s most pressing challenges. There is a worldwide concern with the availability of clean water; EnSE examines methods to purify and reuse water, as well as to reduce contamination of existing reserves. The focus of the program is on examining the impact of humans on our environment through resource exploitation; including over-consumption, land degradation, and pollution of water. The results of these efforts may offer solutions to water scarcity, soil contamination. Read less
Master
01 Sep 2020
Full-time
3 semesters
English
Campus
 
Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour
Anglet, France + 4 More

Strongly increasing societal demand in the fields of Environment, Sustainable Development and Health, implies a synergy of advanced skills in Chemistry and Biology Sciences. I ... Read more

Strongly increasing societal demand in the fields of Environment, Sustainable Development and Health, implies a synergy of advanced skills in Chemistry and Biology Sciences. In order to be able to effectively respond to this demand and to implement innovative solutions providing efficient answers to these requests, it is essential to perfectly understand the interaction of contaminants with living organisms and particularly their structures, properties, reactivities/activities in natural ecosystems. Read less
Master
01 Sep 2020
Full-time
30 Apr 2019
English
Campus