How to Apply

Apply for Fall Admission!

The M.S. in Environmental Management program only accepts students for the fall semester. The application deadline for fall 2015 is February 15, 2015. Applications are accepted and considered for admission after February 15 on a space-available basis.

To start your application, click here for important instructions. Please also read the information below for instructions specific to the M.S. in Environmental Management.

International applicants please click here for additional important instructions.

Bachelor Degree Background

Applicants can hold any Bachelor's degree.  Prior to beginning the program, students must have completed at least one semester of college level general or introductory chemistry, preferably with lab.

Advising, Registration, Orientation and Start of Classes

Classes for fall 2015 will start on August 22.  On August 15th, 2015 MSEM will hold a required all-day orientation. All entering students need to attend the orientation.  Admitted students can contact the MSEM Program for details about the advising and registration schedule for new students each fall. The MSEM Program can be contacted at 415.422.4119 or contact Prof. Maggie Winslow at

MSEM Prof. Allison Luengen in 'Women in Oceanography'


MSEM Professor Allison Luengen's autobiographical sketch is included in the latest issue of Women in Oceanography, a supplement to Oceanography, Volume 27, Number 4.

USF Creates New Geospatial Analysis Lab (GsAL)

SIG map

The newly formed Geospatial Analysis Lab (GsAL) will help train students to participate in this growing sector.  GsAL will increase the number and variety of GIS courses taught at USF, increase the number of projects with external organizations and agencies in which students can participate, and allow for more integration and collaboration between USF programs and departments in relation to GIS.

MSEM Associate Professor David Saah Works with USAID in Thailand to Develop Climate Change Teaching Curriculum

Saah in Thailand

Associate Professor David Saah was in Thailand in February to test a training activity related to low emission land use planning as part of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Lowering Emissions in Asia’s Forest (USAID LEAF) climate change curriculum.

Prof. David Saah’s Organization, SIG, Awarded Funds to Support Decision Making in Mekong Area

Saah Mekong 3

In October, a consortium including the Spatial Informatics Group (SIG), headed by MSEM Professor David Saah, was awarded funding to implement a five-year project to promote satellite imagery’s use for better preparing for natural disasters like floods in the Mekong region.

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