Environmental Sciences- Master of Environmental Science

For information, contact:
Director of Graduate Studies
Institute for the Environment and Sustainability (IES)
118 Shideler Hall, 513-529-5811

Program and Support Facilities

Faculty, staff, and students are involved in professional  service projects, internships, practica, and research, including agricultural ecology, GIS and resource analysis, conservation biology, sustainability, land use issues, pollution prevention, watershed management, water quality, stream and wetland restoration, and conflict resolution of environmental problems.

Facilities include dedicated rooms for graduate-student team projects for external clients (professional service projects), GPS and field equipment, a weather station at the Ecology Research Center, and instrumentation for the analysis of water quality in the Center for Aquatic and Watershed Sciences.

Admission Requirements

At least a 2.75 grade point average (4.00 scale) or 3.00 in the last two undergraduate years, three letters of recommendation, letter of intent, and a current resume of education and experience are required.

Professional Science Masters

The IES Masters of Environmental Science degree is designated as a national Professional Science Master's (PSM) program based on it its professional skills, experiential learning, and interdisciplinary breadth. PSM programs prepare students for science careers in business, government, or nonprofit organizations, where workforce needs are increasing. Learn more at the PSM website.

Program Requirements

Satisfactory completion of 42 semester hours including:

Core courses21
IES 598
Orientation Field Trip
Leading and Managing Projects
Environmental Communication
Professional Service Project
IES 610G
Student Team Project
Environmental Problem Solving and Analysis
Statistical Modeling and Study Design
Topic Seminar
Environmental Protocols
Concentration (15 hours in your choice of one of five Areas of Concentration)15
Interdisciplinary professional experience or research leading to an internship, practicum, or thesis. Select one of the following:6
Environmental Practicum
Environmental Internship
Research for Master's Thesis
Pass an oral comprehensive examination at the end of the first year of the program
Satisfactory completion and defense of an internship, practicum or thesis
Total Credit Hours42