How to Apply

Apply for Fall Admission!

The M.S. in Environmental Management program starts each fall (mid August). The application deadline for fall 2015 is February 15, 2015. Applications are accepted and considered for admission until May 15.

PLEASE NOTE: To start your application, click here for important instructions and items required by all graduate programs. In addition, read below for instructions specific to the M.S. in Environmental Management.

International applicants please click here for important instructions.

Bachelor's 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

On August 15, 2015, MSEM holds a mandatory all-day orientation for new students. Classes for fall 2015 start on August 22, 2015. New students can contact the MSEM Program for details about advising and registration at 415.422.4119, or can contact Professor Maggie Winslow at

MSEM Professor David Saah Co-Authors Report on Biomass


Associate Professor David Saah co-authored a report entitled, "A global meta-analysis of forest bioenergy greenhouse gas emission accounting studies."  The report will be publish online in April 2015 in Global Change Biology – Bioenergy.

Joe Petulla Event, Tuesday April 21st


Please join us for a celebration of the MSEM Program and the announcement of the inaugural Joe Petulla Student Award for the Environmental Management Program. The event will be on Tuesday April 21st at 6:30 pm in the Maraschi Room in Fromm Hall on the USF Campus, with a reception following the presentations and the announcement of the award winner. 

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)

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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.

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