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American University Master of Science in Environmental Science
American University

Master of Science in Environmental Science

Washington, USA

2 Years


Full time

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USD 1,922 / per credit



Confront Environmental Challenges

Environmental science is more important today than ever before. American University's Master of Science in Environmental Science gives students the knowledge and leadership skills to confront pressing environmental challenges facing the world, from climate change to renewable energy to food and water security.

The program will prepare you for careers in science, research, environmental policy, and advocacy. With advanced coursework in climate modeling, geochemistry, conservation, and statistics necessary to inform science-based policy, the program prepares students to engage in high-level environmental problem-solving and to develop innovative solutions to critically important environmental issues. In recent years, students have published their work in peer-reviewed journals including Applied Geochemistry, Ecological Engineering, Ecological Research, Marine Ecology Progress Series, and Marine Pollution Bulletin.

You will graduate as a scientist with political savvy. Grounded in rigorous scientific research and analysis, the program also delves into the politics, policies, and economics of environmental concerns.

This program is designated as a STEM degree program.

Knowledgeable faculty dedicated to your success.

The Department of Environmental Science has a world-class, highly trained faculty conducting research on various subjects such as airborne remote sensing of the terrestrial environment, marine and freshwater ecosystems, coral reefs, and environmental/natural resource economics. Faculty members work closely with students in the classroom, through research, and in collaborative scholarship.

Work, study, and make a difference in the nation's capital.

Consistently ranked as one of the best cities for job seekers, Washington, DC, offers American University students unparalleled access to private and public sector opportunities. Our DC location gives you the opportunity to gain practical experience and network within your field through internships with public and private environmental organizations. Students can conduct research with faculty at AU or at one of the many renowned research institutions in the area.

Students get a head start in the field with internships with the area's environmental agencies, research institutions, and non-government entities. These internships frequently lead to full-time positions after graduation. You will learn real-world skills, advance your career, and make important connections working in the nation's most important city for advocacy and policymaking.


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