Our 30-unit program offers a rigorous yet flexible mix of courses that integrate environmental science and engineering with policy and management knowledge. MSEM includes the option for a concentration in Ecology, Water Management, Environmental Health & Hazards, or Energy and Climate, as well as the option for a GIS certificate. Graduates gain practical skills along with understanding of theory, preparing them to be environmental leaders throughout their careers.
The Master's Project
The Master's Project serves as a capstone to the program. The project requires in-depth study of an environmental issue in the student's area of interest that has a strong science basis and leads to management strategies. Each student designs and develops their Master's Project in consultation with their research adviser. Students also meet with their adviser in small groups to discuss their research progress. The Master’s Project culminates in a professional report and a conference-style presentation. A thesis option is available.
Geospatial Technology Certificate
MSEM students have the opportunity to earn a GIS certificate by taking 5 courses. Those courses count both towards the MSEM degree and, at the end of the course series, students earn a GIS certificate.