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
www.MiamiOH.edu/ies

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 36 semester hours including:

Core courses
EGM 511Leading and Managing Projects3
IES 511Environmental Protocols4
IES/ENG/JRN 529Environmental Communication3
IES 598IES Orientation Field Trips1
IES 605Introduction to the Professional Service Project0
IES 610Professional Service Project4
IES 611Environmental Problem Solving and Analysis1
STA 672Statistical Modeling and Study Design4
Professional Experience
IES 640Internship2
or IES 670 Environmental Practicum
IES 665IES Internship or Practicum Development1
IES 685Internship/Practicum Final Report Writing1
Concentration (12 hours in your choice of one of five Areas of Concentration)12
1. Applied Ecology & Conservation
Principles of Ecology & Conservation (3 or 6 hrs)
Conservation Biology
Population and Community Ecology
Ecosystem and Global Ecology
Landscape & Spatial Analysis (at least 3 hrs)
Geographic Information Systems
Advanced Geographic Information Systems
GIScience Techniques in Landscape Ecology
Techniques and Applications of Remote Sensing
Taxonomic & Field Courses (0 or 3 hrs)
Ornithology
Herpetology
Mammalogy
General Entomology
Animal Physiological Ecology
Limnology
Animal Behavior
Tropical Ecosystems of Costa Rica
Tropical Marine Ecology
Microbial Ecology: Exploration of the Diverse Roles of Microorganisms in Earth's Ecology
Social, Economic & Policy Dimensions (at least 3 hrs)
Environmental Economics
Urban Geography
Environment, Society & Justice
Environmental Law
Sustainability Perspectives in Resources and Business
2. Land & Water Resources
Land Resources (0-6 hrs)
Soil Ecology and Sustainable Use
Soils and Paleosols
Water Resources (0 to 6 hrs)
Limnology
Industrial Environmental Control
Hydrogeography
Watershed Management
Introduction to Hydrogeology
Hydrogeological Modeling: Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport and Fate
Isotopes in Environmental Processes
Landscape & Spatial Analysis (at least 3 hrs)
Geographic Information Systems
Advanced Geographic Information Systems
GIScience Techniques in Landscape Ecology
Techniques and Applications of Remote Sensing
Climate & Global Processes (0 to 3 hrs)
Ecosystem and Global Ecology
Paleoclimatology
Paleontology in Conservation
Social, Economic & Policy Dimensions (at least 3 hrs)
Environmental Economics
Urban Geography
Environment, Society & Justice
Environmental Law
Sustainability Perspectives in Resources and Business
3. The Transport, Fate & Control of Pollution
Environmental Engineering (at least 3 hrs)
Mass and Energy Balances I (Recommended undergraduate course; undergraduate credits do not count toward the required 12 hours.)
Introduction to Environmental Engineering (Recommended undergraduate course; undergraduate credits do not count toward the required 12 hours.)
Industrial Environmental Control
Pollution Prevention in Environmental Management
Air Pollution Control
Contaminant Fate and Transport (at least 3 hrs)
Geomicrobiology
Introduction to Hydrogeology
Hydrogeological Modeling: Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport and Fate
Isotopes in Environmental Processes
Microbial Ecology: Exploration of the Diverse Roles of Microorganisms in Earth's Ecology
Air, Land & Water Transport Systems (at least 3 hrs)
Limnology
Ecosystem and Global Ecology
Hydrogeography
Watershed Management
Introduction to Hydrogeology
Hydrogeological Modeling: Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport and Fate
Social, Economic & Policy Dimensions (at least 3 hrs)
Environmental Economics
Urban Geography
Environment, Society & Justice
Environmental Law
Sustainability Perspectives in Resources and Business
4. Energy & Environment
Energy & Engineering Systems (at least 3 hrs)
Mass and Energy Balances I (Recommended undergraduate course; undergraduate credits do not count toward required 15 hrs)
Pollution Prevention in Environmental Management
Air Pollution Control
Energy Systems Engineering (Recommended undergraduate course; undergraduate credits do not count toward required 15 hrs)
Building & Urban Systems (at least 3 hrs)
Seminars (B: Energy and Sustainability and C: Sustainable Design)
Environmental Control Systems I
Urban and Regional Planning
Urban Geography
Interdisciplinary professional experience or research leading to an internship or practicum.
Environmental Contamination, Climate & Global Processes (at least 3 hrs)
Ecosystem and Global Ecology
Geomicrobiology
Hydrogeological Modeling: Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport and Fate
Paleoclimatology
Isotopes in Environmental Processes
Microbial Ecology: Exploration of the Diverse Roles of Microorganisms in Earth's Ecology
Social, Economic & Policy Dimensions (at least 3 hrs)
Environmental Economics
Urban Geography
Environment, Society & Justice
Environmental Law
Sustainability Perspectives in Resources and Business
5. Sustainability in Management & Planning
Landscape Analysis and Urban Planning (3-6 hrs*)
Geographic Information Systems
Advanced Geographic Information Systems
Techniques and Applications of Remote Sensing
Urban and Regional Planning
Urban Geography
Advanced Urban and Regional Planning
Management and Information Systems (3-6 hrs*). Note: Many MKT, MGT, FIN and other Business Courses may have undergraduate prerequisites. Undergraduate credit hours do not count towards the MEn degree.
Logistics Management
Operations Planning and Scheduling
Quality Management Systems
Analysis of Forecasting Systems
Economic and Policy Dimensions (at least 3 hrs)
Environmental Economics
Urban Geography
Environment, Society & Justice
Environmental Law
Sustainability Perspectives in Resources and Business
Satisfactory completion and defense of an internship, practicum or thesis
Total Credit Hours36