Environmental Science Master of Science

About us

The environmental science graduate program is an interdisciplinary program comprised of faculty from many departments within several colleges across campus including:

  • Arts and Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
  • Law
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Health and
  • Veterinary Medicine

It is important to understand the processes and principles of the environment - embodied in environmental science - to deal with ecological issues, such as environmental degradation and resource depletion. Understanding will come from research on the problems themselves and on the basic science underlying the problems.

The environmental science graduate program cuts across traditional academic disciplines and colleges to provide sound and effective graduate education and research on these important environmental issues.

The program emphasizes basic research on ecological processes and effects, and applied research and teaching that will contribute to solving the world's pressing environmental problems.

Research areas:

  • Agroecology
  • Ecological Engineering and Ecosystem Restoration
  • Energy and Environmental Systems and Policy
  • Energy Resources and Use
  • Environment and Human Health
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Economics and Planning
  • Environmental Education and Communication
  • Environmental Policy and Law
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Global Change and Biogeochemistry
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Physiological Ecology
  • Pollution
  • Remediation
  • Soil Ecology
  • Sustainability
  • Urban Ecosystems
  • Waste Management
  • Water and Wetland Resources

Degree information may be found on the Prospective Students page of the Environmental Science website.

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

International graduates of this major are approved by the Department of Homeland Security for three (3) years of work permission in the Unites States after graduation. Visit the Office of International Affairs website for more information.