G Environmental Management

The Master of Science in Environmental Management is designed for graduate students and working professionals who seek or hold careers in the environmental field.

This science-based, management program enhances and broadens the skills and knowledge needed to meet the demands and changes of the environmental marketplace - in the private and consulting sectors, government and public agencies, and nonprofit and non-governmental organizations.

The University of San Francisco founded its Master of Science in Environmental Management program nearly 35 years ago. Since then, over 700 graduates have received quality education and training as environmental managers from the program and have established a wide variety of environmental careers at organizations in the United States and throughout the world. The program is offered at USF's main campus in San Francisco. 


Video: USF and Wetlands Ecology
John CallawayProfessor John Callaway and students on climate change, wetlands restoration, and wetlands ecology in San Francisco Bay.

MSEM Students Study Trees in Muir Woods for the National Park Service

Muir Woods National Monument

MSEM Assistant Professor Gretchen Coffman and three MSEM graduate students worked in Muir Woods this summer on a riparian tree survey with a team of restoration scientists.

Mercury Rising: A Bad Sign if You Eat Fish

Mercury Fish

Allison Luengen, assistant professor of environmental science/management at USF, worries that California consumers are being sold fish with high mercury levels at popular grocery stores, fish markets, and sushi restaurants. 

Can Sea Life Adapt to Climate Change?

Antarctic Phytoplankton

Phytoplankton are the oceans' canaries in a coalmine for USF's Deneb Karentz, which is why she travels to one of the coldest places on earth to learn how these microscopic life forms are adapting to climate change.

Alumnus Jason Simon of the California PUC Gives Guest Lecture

Jason Simon

MSEM Alumnus Jason Simon gave a guest lecture in MSEM’s Resource Economics class in February titled: Practical Use of LCOE in Renewable Energy Project Bidding and System Planning.