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Environmental Management, MS

USF’s Master of Science in Environmental Management (MSEM) develops students' skills to provide science-based management strategies for the environmental challenges the world faces, from stabilizing global climate to ensuring equitable access to clean air and water. Our interdisciplinary program helps students advance their careers in environmental agencies, consulting firms, industry, and nonprofit organizations.

Apply Now for 2023

The Fall 2023 application is now open. The priority application date is February 15, 2023.

Students who apply by the priority application date are eligible for the Dean's Scholarship.

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An Environmental Management Community Focused on Sustainability

  • Alumni Network and Career Paths – With over 1,000 MSEM alumni, students in our program join a vast professional network. Our graduates find work in consulting, government agencies, the non-profit sector, as well as in industry.
  • Accommodating Schedule – With classes held on Saturdays and weeknights, our program accommodates the needs of working professionals.
  • Faculty – Our distinguished faculty and advisors comprise both full-time researchers and leading practitioners in the environmental field.

MSEM/MBA Dual Degree

The MSEM/MBA dual degree offers students the opportunity to gain skills in both environmental management and business. This unique program prepares students for careers in corporate sustainability, clean tech, environmental finance, and other emerging fields. The 58 or 66-unit program (part-time or full-time MBA) awards two graduate degrees — an MSEM and MBA — with a savings of 12 units.

Learn about the dual degree

José de Acosta Lecture Series

The José de Acosta lecture series was initiated through the generous donation of USF Alumna and Board of Trustees member Michelle Skaff and her husband Dan.

José de Acosta was a sixteenth-century Jesuit scientist who, nearly 300 years before Charles Darwin's work on natural selection, studied natural history issues in South America. He based his work on meticulous observation and keen insight and wrote extensively on wildlife, atmospheric science, oceanography, and anthropology.

Past Highlights of the Lecture Series

Ilaria Lentrichia

Ilaria Lentrichia ’22

Environmental Management Alumni

I met many outstanding professors, cohorts, and guest speakers who elevated my experience and broadened my professional network. I recommend this program to anyone who has a passion for the environment and wants to transition into a professional career in environmental management."

Ilaria Lentrichia ’22

Environmental Management Alumni

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Environmental Management, MS

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