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50 Best Master of Environmental Science Programs

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The study of the environment, or environmental science, is a wide-open field. Within the category of environmental science, sub-categories of environmental engineering, natural resources, ecology, agriculture, conservation and policies involving these topics exist. Careers in environmental science, environmental engineering, environmental biologist, agricultural engineer and even environmental attorney have grown over the last two decades.

Master’s Programs Guide is pleased to present the top 50 online Master’s of Environmental Science degrees. The list is sorted by category; the top schools have programs specifically for environmental science. The second tier incorporate environmental engineering and similar fields in their degree programs. The remaining group offers degree programs related to environmental science or engineering but in more peripheral areas.

The methodology for this ranking is as follows: all available online masters programs were gathered and sorted by program name (as described above). Values were assigned based on data points. Data points were assigned for each of the following criteria: number of programs (5%) total enrollment (30%), % of students enrolled online (30%), student-faculty ratio (30%) and net overall cost of the program (5%). Any tie-breaker was resolved by comparing % online enrollment.

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1. Troy University

Troy University is a public, comprehensive university comprised of a network of campuses scattered across Alabama and worldwide. The University’s main campus is located in Troy, Alabama on a beautiful and historic 820 acres. Because of its far-reaching and global outreach, Troy University is able to offer programs to a wide range of students through its several campuses, centers, and online platform. Troy University is known for its high-quality and affordable academic programs and seeks to develop its students by “providing quality programs, challenging research opportunities, superior teaching, scholarships and public services.” A wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered through the University’s several schools, which include the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Communication and Fine Arts, the College of Education, the College of Health and Human Services, the Sorrell College of Business, and the Graduate School.

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Troy University offers a Master of Science in Environmental and Biological Sciences through The College of Arts and Sciences. Underscoring the interdisciplinary and cooperative nature of environmental and biological issues, the program is designed to “broaden the student’s perspective and provide skills and knowledge for understanding and solving problems in the environmental and biological sciences.” Available online, the M.S. in Environmental and Biological Sciences is offered as a 30 semester-hour thesis option or as a 36 hour non-thesis option. Upon completion of the program’s core courses in the non-theses option, students are required to complete a comprehensive examination. The program’s purpose is to teach students how to manage conflicts, emphasizing “the importance of effectively communicating with the private and public sectors, regulatory agencies, interest groups, and communities.” Applicants are required to hold a baccalaureate degree (a technical subject area is preferred) and to have completed foundational courses in biological sciences, general chemistry, and course statistics.

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2. University of Illinois at Springfield

The University of Illinois-Springfield is a public institution of higher education located in Springfield, Illinois. Established as the Sangamon State University in 1969, today the University of Illinois-Springfield (abbreviated UIS) is one of three campuses within the world-class University of Illinois System. Dedicated to “fully engaging students in the process of active teaching and learning,” UIS offers a wide range of degrees that are specifically relevant to both the personal and professional success of students. Comprising four colleges (each of which house multiple departments), these include the College of Business and Management; the College of Education and Human Services; the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; and the College of Public Affairs and Administration. Through these colleges, UIS offers over 30 bachelor’s, 20 master’s and a doctoral degree program, with both traditional on-campus and online program options. The University’s mission is to provide “an intellectually rich, collaborative, and intimate learning environment for students, faculty, and staff, while serving local, regional, state, national, and international communities.”

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The University of Illinois-Springfield offers both a Master of Arts in Environmental Studies and a Master of Science in Environmental Sciences. Offered through the Department of Environmental Studies, the M.S. in Environmental Sciences is designed to provide students with a “strong scientific understanding of ways to study, evaluate, and interpret environmental realities and their impact, as well as to manage and mitigate environmental problems.” Similarly, the M.A. in Environmental Studies purpose is to educate students in the ways to “balance social and economic needs with environmental realities, to use resources imaginatively for sustainable development, and to become aware of the role of values in issue formulation and policy making.” The M.A. is available in three concentrations, including Sustainable Development and Policy, Environmental Planning and Management, and Environmental Humanities.

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3. Johns Hopkins University

Located in Baltimore, Maryland, Johns Hopkins University is a private institution of higher education. The first research university established in the United States, the University is named for Johns Hopkins, a 19th century Maryland philanthropist. Known as a leading academic institution, the University’s mission is “To educate its students and cultivate their capacity for lifelong learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world.” Johns Hopkins is home to an impressive list of faculty members and boasts over 30 Nobel laureates, both past and present, including four current faculty members. The University has ranked #1 in higher education research spending, according to the National Science Foundation, for over 35 consecutive years. Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the University offers a wide range of undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs through its nine academic divisions.

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Johns Hopkins University offers an online Master of Science in Environmental Sciences and Policy through the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences. Described as a “springboard to leadership” for environmental professionals, the program is designed by the academic leaders of Johns Hopkins’ Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences as well as experts in the field of applied science at federal and regional agencies and institutes. The program focuses on providing students with an understanding of where “the sciences overlap and inform policy while providing insight into how policy is implemented and affects environmental outcomes.” Available primarily online, one onsite class is required at the University’s D.C. campus. The program includes core courses including geology, hydrology, oceanography, meteorology, ecology, geographic information systems (GIS), and policymaking. A flexible program, students are able to customize their academic experience through electives which vary from courses focused on policy to those which strongly emphasize science.

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4. University of Arkansas – Fayetteville

The flagship of the University of Arkansas system, the University of Arkansas is a public research university, located on a picturesque campus in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Established in 1871 as a public land-grant institution, the Carnegie Foundation classifies the University as offering “the highest possible level of research”- placing it in the top 2% of all colleges and universities in the nation. The University’s ‘student-first’ philosophy helps it to stand out from the rest as it is consistently ranked among the top public research institutions in the country. One ‘concrete proof’ of the university’s commitment to students is its unique tradition of the Senior Walk, which consists of more than 3 miles of crisscrossing sidewalks on the campus with the names of over 175,000 graduates dating back 140 years. U of A is home to approximately 27,000 students who represent all 50 states and over 120 foreign nations. The University offers over 200 academic programs through its several colleges and schools, covering the areas of Agriculture; Architecture and Design; Arts and Sciences; Business; Health Professions; Engineering; International Education; Law; and more.

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The University of Arkansas offers an online Master of Science in Human Environmental Sciences. Available through U of A Online, the program offers a 33-credit hour non-thesis option, which includes a comprehensive exam taken upon completion of core coursework, as well as a 30 credit-hour thesis option. The M.S. in Environmental Sciences is available 100% online and is available with concentrations in Apparel Merchandising and Product Development; Human Development and Family Sciences, and in General Human Environmental Sciences. All courses are taught by graduate faculty in Human Environmental Sciences and the program is accredited by both the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

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5. Green Mountain College

Green Mountain College is a private liberal arts college located in Poultney, Vermont in the beautiful lakes region. Committed to the core values of “purposeful, practical, personal,” the College’s mission is to prepare “students for fulfilling lives by taking the goal of creating just and sustainable societies as the unifying theme for its interdisciplinary graduate and undergraduate liberal arts education.” This statement continues, “The College fosters the ideals of environmental and personal responsibility, civic engagement, entrepreneurial spirit, and global understanding.” Green Mountain College offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in a number of fields. The College is institutionally accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. and a member of the Association of Vermont Independent Colleges.

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Green Mountain College offers a one-of-a-kind Master of Science in Environmental Studies (MSES). A distance learning program, the MSES is the only one of its kind in the nation and is designed to equip working professionals to “develop expertise in environmental issues and put that learning to work in their own communities.” The program combines online learning with intensive locally applied experience – an approach known as bioregional. In addition to classroom lectures, students use their local ecosystems as laboratories where they are able to experiment with the concepts and skills they are learning. The MSES is available in three concentrations: conservation biology, writing and communication, and self-design. An emphasis on practical knowledge prepares students for professional work and graduates leave the program equipped with the “knowledge and confidence to become leaders.” Offered primarily online, students are encouraged to participate in one optional (but highly recommended) residency per year which is intended to build relationships and learning between students, faculty and Visiting Scholars.  

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6. University of Idaho

The University of Idaho (UI) is Idaho’s flagship, land-grant, and oldest public university. Established in 1889, UI serves as the state’s primary research university with $110 million spent in research annually. A noted national leader in student-centered learning and interdisciplinary research that promotes public service, the University seeks to serve communities and businesses in the advancement of “diversity, citizenship, and global outreach.” The University’s mission is to shape the future through “innovative thinking, community engagement, and transformative education.” UI offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate-level degrees and programs through its several campuses, centers, and colleges. These include the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Arts and Architecture; Business and Economics; Education, Health and Human Sciences; Engineering; Graduate Studies; Law; Letters, Arts and Social Sciences; Natural Resources; and Science. UI also offers a variety of online learning options including undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates.

Program Details

The University of Idaho offers an online and place-bound Master of Science in Environmental Science through the College of Natural Resources. Available with a non-thesis or thesis option, the entire program requires 30 graduate-level credits to complete. Regardless of the chosen option (thesis/non-thesis), students are required to participate in a research project which consists of “a substantial project in which the student demonstrates the ability to do rigorous independent work.” The M.S. in Environmental Science is structured around three option areas – biology science, physical science, and social science. Students are required to complete a minimum of 12 credits in the thesis option or 15 credits in the non-thesis option in one of the three option areas. A minimum of three credits at the Master of Science level is also required in each of the other two option areas.

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7. University of Florida

The University of Florida is a public, land-, sea-, and space-grant research university located in Gainesville, Florida. Classified as a Research University with Very High Research by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the University of Florida is home to approximately 5,000 faculty members, many of whom have distinguished teaching and research records, including two Pulitzer Prize-winning members. The University also holds the distinction of being the only university in Florida to be a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), an invitation-only organization made up of the 62 premier research universities in North America.

Program Details

The University of Florida offers three online graduate degrees in the area of environmental science: the Master of Science in Environmental Engineering Sciences; the Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering Sciences; and the Master of Science in Soil and Water Sciences with a concentration in Environmental Science. The latter program is offered through the Soil and Water Sciences Department’s online branch (SWS Online), while the M.S. and M.Eng. are available through UF’s Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering and the Department of Electronic Delivery of Gator Engineering (UF EDGE). The purpose of UF EDGE is to provide convenient and accessible programs and courses to students worldwide via online delivery of all course lectures and materials. All degrees and certificates earned online are held to the same high-quality standards as their on-campus counterparts with the added convenience of being able to participate from anywhere in the world. The M.S. in Soil and Water Sciences Environmental Science track is designed to accommodate place-bound students who are interested in the environmental issues surrounding the soil and water quality of various locations (including agricultural lands, rangelands, forested lands, urban lands or wetlands).

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8. University of Houston – Clear Lake

The University of Houston-Clear Lake (abbreviated UHCL) is a four-year state institution and one of four distinct institutions within the Houston System. Located in Houston, Texas on a 524-acre campus, UHCL’s mission is to be “a student-centered, community-minded, partnership-oriented university that offers bachelor’s, master’s and selected doctoral programs to enhance the educational, economic, and cultural environment of the Houston-Galveston metropolitan region.” Established in 1974, it was not until 2014 that the University began offering freshmen- and sophomore-level classes which enabled students to begin their college career at UHCL without needing to transfer from other institutions. Currently, over 80 graduate and undergraduate programs are available both online and in a traditional campus setting through the University’s four schools: the College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Human Sciences and Humanities and the College of Science and Engineering.

Program Details

The University of Houston-Clear Lake offers a fully online Master of Science in Environmental Science through UHCL Online. Created to be a diverse and affordable solution, the online program option is designed to merge quality with convenience and meet the unique educational needs of working professionals. A 36-credit-hour program, the M.S. in Environmental Science follows a comprehensive curriculum designed to provide the necessary training and skills for individuals to excel as leaders and innovators in the field. Dedicated students can complete the program in as little as 16 months by taking 3 courses per semester across the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Taught by distinguished faculty members, the program is available in a general track or in an occupational safety and health track. Both options provide access to courses in a variety of subject areas, such as environmental biology; chemistry; geology; industrial hygiene; safety, health and environmental issues, and more.

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9. Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University is a research-intensive university and the located in College Station, Texas. A flagship institution, the University was established in 1876 as Texas’ first public institution of higher education. Texas A&M’s main campus sits on 5,200 acres approximately 90 miles northwest of Houston. More than 67,000 students are currently enrolled and the University boasts more than 440,000 living alumni around the globe. The University offers more than 130 undergraduate programs, 170 master’s degree programs, over 90 doctoral programs, and five first professional degree options. Texas A&M University’s mission is to be “dedicated to the discovery, development, communication, and application of knowledge in a wide range of academic and professional fields.” This mission statement continues, declaring that its goal of “providing the highest quality undergraduate and graduate programs is inseparable from its mission of developing new understandings through research and creativity. It prepares students to assume roles in leadership, responsibility and service to society.”

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Texas A&M University offers a Master of Science in Ecosystem Science and Management through its Department of Ecosystem Science and Management. Focusing on ecology and natural resource management, the program is available with a thesis option, designed for students interested in continued research experience, or a non-thesis option for those interested in a professional career outside of research. Specializations are available in four main broad research areas including ecosystem science; ecosystem management; genetics, systematic, evolution; and spatial sciences. All students work with an advisor to develop a degree plan for the coursework and research credits they will take, based on their unique academic needs. A 32-36-credit-hour program (depending on whether the thesis or non-thesis option is chosen), the degree can typically be completed after two years of full-time work.

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10. Montana State University Bozeman

Montana State University (abbreviated MSU) is a public institution of higher education located in Bozeman, Montana. The state’s first land-grant institution, MSU was established in 1893 and operates with a mission to educate students, create knowledge and art, and serve communities by “integrating learning, discovery, and engagement.” The University’s vision is to energize individuals to “discover and pursue their aspirations. It inspires people to engage with the university to improve the human prospect through excellence in education, research, creativity and civic responsibility.” Regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), MSU offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees through its several colleges, including the College of Agriculture; the College of Arts & Architecture; the College of Education, Health & Human Development; the College of Engineering; the College of Letters & Science; the College of Nursing; Gallatin College; the Honors College; the Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship; and Montana State Online.

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Montana State University offers a Master of Science in Land Resources and Environmental Sciences through its online branch, Montana State Online. A 30-credit-hour program (minimum), the degree is designed to offer “outstanding graduate training opportunities across a substantial breadth of disciplinary interests.” A flexible, interdisciplinary program, the degree is able to be specifically adapted to meet the needs and interests of each student. Elective course options include topics such as environmental risk assessment; biodiversity survey and monitoring methods; applied watershed hydrology; wetland ecology & management; chemical ecology; herbicide physiology; toxicology and more. Montana State Online’s mission is to offer every student an active, hands-on learning environment and to provide a flexible choice for many students. All of MSU’s online courses utilize the Brightspace learning management system and most programs are available entirely online.

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11. Oregon State University

Oregon State University (OSU) is an international, public, research university headquartered in Corvallis, Oregon. The University operates two campuses, 15 experiment stations, 35 Extension offices and offers over 200 academic programs both on-site and online through its Ecampus. Drawing students from all fifty states and over 100 foreign countries, OSU comprises 11 colleges, including the Colleges of Agricultural Sciences; Business; Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences; Education; Engineering; Forestry; Liberal Arts; Pharmacy; Public Health and Human Sciences; Science; and Veterinary Medicine. The University’s Ecampus offers over 50 degree and certificate programs that are delivered 100% online. Regionally accredited, each online course was developed by the same world-class OSU faculty who teach on-campus and online students can be assured that they will receive the same quality academics, transcript, and diploma as traditional students. Consistently ranked among the nation’s best providers of online education, OSU’s Ecampus utilizes innovative methods and technologies that engage students and make learning that much more accessible and convenient.

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Oregon State University offers a Professional Science Master’s in Environmental Sciences (PMS ENSC) available online through its Ecampus. Certified by the National Professional Science Master’s Association, OSU’s ENSC is unique in that it is designed to provide students with cutting-edge training in scientific disciplines as well as education in business disciplines. The purpose behind this is to help students develop the “business acumen to be a credible leader that can bridge the gap between scientists and decision-makers.” An interdisciplinary program, students can customize their degree to meet their unique interests with seven track options. These include biogeochemistry; ecology; environmental education; natural resources; quantitative analysis; social science; and water resources. A non-thesis program, students participate in an internship experience which replaces the traditional graduate research project and thesis.

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12. New York Medical College

New York Medical College, a member of the Touro College and University System, is a private biomedical health sciences university located in Valhalla, New York. Established in 1860, New York Medical College (NYMC) has been a long-time bastion against anti-Semitism and bigotry, historically ahead of its time. Female students were admitted quite early on in 1863 and the College’s first African-American graduate was valedictorian of the Class of 1870. Founded upon the values of Humanism, Cultural Competency, Professionalism, Intellectual Curiosity and Scientific Inquiry, among others, NYMC’s mission as a health sciences college is to “educate physicians, scientists, public health specialists, and other healthcare professionals, and to conduct biomedical and population-based research.” Its mission statement continues, “New York Medical College believes that the rich diversity of its student body and faculty is important to its mission of educating outstanding health care professionals for the multicultural world of the 21st century.”

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New York Medical College offers a Master of Public Health degree with a specialization in Environmental Health Science. Available through the University’s School of Health Science and Practice (SHSP), the program is offered as in a traditional classroom format, entirely online, or as a hybrid program where on-campus classes are mixed with online coursework. The Environmental health Science specialization is designed to provide a “conceptual framework and practical tools to recognize and address environmental hazards,” addressing issues such as air and water quality, solid waste, and environmental and industrial toxicology. Courses are taught by faculty members who are active practitioners and researchers. SHSP and the Environmental Health Science program have a special relationship with the Environmental Health Officers of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS). Thanks to the relationship between the school and USPHS, students benefit by receiving personal career advice as well as assistance with the application process for internships and assignments available through USAJOBS.

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13. North Carolina State University

North Carolina State University is a leading research-extensive land-grant institution located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Dedicated to “excellent teaching, the creation and application of knowledge,” the University’s mission is to promote an “integrated approach to problem solving that transforms lives and provides leadership for social, economic, and technological development across North Carolina and around the world.” NC State is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and offers a total of over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs across 60-plus departments. Comprising a dozen colleges, these include the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; College of Design; College of Education; College of Engineering; College of Humanities and Social Sciences; College of Natural Resources; Poole College of Management; College of Sciences; College of Textiles; College of Veterinary Medicine; The Graduate School; and the University College.

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North Carolina State University offers two programs in the field of Environmental Science: the online Master of Environmental Engineering (MENE) and the online Master of Environmental Assessment (EA). The MENE degree program is specifically designed for students who already hold an undergraduate degree in an engineering discipline and wish to pursue a graduate degree. Students who do not have a bachelor’s degree in an area of engineering may still apply to the program, but may need to complete additional coursework before being accepted. Several areas of concentration are offered including air quality and air pollution prevention and control; groundwater hydrology; contamination and remediation; geoenvironmental engineering; environmental exposure and risk assessment; solid waste management, water and water treatment; and water resources. The EA program is designed for working professionals who are interested in pursuing graduate-level work but are not seeking a career in research. A 32-credit-hour program, the Master of Environmental Assessment degree is administered through the College of Natural Resources and is affiliated with the Professional Science Master’s program, a 2-year innovative graduate degree.

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14. Villanova University

Located in Villanova, Pennsylvania, Villanova University is a private, Roman Catholic institution. Founded by the Order of Saint Augustine in 1842, the University traces its roots back to the old Saint Augustine’s Church of Philadelphia, which was established in 1796 by Augustinian friars, as well as to its parish school, Saint Augustine’s Academy, which was founded in 1811. Today, the University is known for its comprehensive education which is rooted in the liberal arts. Villanova University is comprised of six colleges and schools, including the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Villanova School of Business; College of Engineering; College of Nursing; College of Professional Studies; and the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Villanova University offers a wide range of degree programs through these schools and colleges as well as a variety of fully online programs geared towards the non-traditional student. Committed to Augustinian ideals, the University’s values include truth, unity, and love has the goal of being a community dedicated to the service of others.

Program Details

Villanova University offers a Master of Science in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering (MSWREE) through its College of Engineering. Offered primarily online, most courses are available online through the University’s E-Learning program which provides additional flexibility and convenience for working professionals. Full-time students who take 2-3 classes per semester are able to complete the degree in as little as two years while part-time students typically earn their degree in three years by taking one course each semester. The MSWREE program has been nationally recognized for its distinguished leadership as well as its cutting-edge research and collaborative opportunities available through the Villanova Center for the Advancement of Sustainability in Engineering (VCASE), the Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership (VUSP), and the campus’s Green Infrastructure Stormwater Research Park.

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15. Prescott College

Prescott College, named after the Arizona town in which it is located, is a private liberal arts institution. The College was founded in the 1960s by Dr. Charles Franklin Parker, the minister of Prescott, AZ’s First Congregational Church. Established with the goal of creating “the Harvard of the West”, Dr. Parker’s vision was “to graduate society’s leaders for the twenty-first century who would be needed to solve the world’s growing environmental and social problems” through “pioneering, even radical experiment in higher education.” Prescott College’s core philosophies and educational principles solidified in 1963, helping to shape the College’s central goal, which was “To produce the leaders increasingly crucial to successfully meeting the challenges of the changing world.” Today, Prescott College describes its mission as being to “educate students of diverse ages and backgrounds to understand, thrive in, and enhance our world community and environment.”

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Prescott College offers an online Master of Arts in Environmental Studies through its online division. A flexible degree option, the program does require minimal visits to the campus for orientation and a one on-campus colloquium each semester. These limited-residency requirements are designed for the students benefit, providing mentored studies and in-person opportunities which connect classmates and faculty alike. Potential paths within environmental studies and sustainability include the areas of conservation science; environmental education; social ecology; film studies; and sustainability science. Students have the opportunity to design and customize their degree based on their interests and career goals, working closely with experts in the field. Learning outcomes of the program include the ability to integrate theoretical and practical aspects of the field; mastery of contemporary and foundational knowledge and theory in the student’s field of study; and the ability to demonstrate informed, scholarly, and passionate oral communication skills.

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16. California State University – Fullerton

California State University-Fullerton (CSUF) is a public institution of higher education and a leading campus of CSU. The University is dedicated to “serving as an intellectual and cultural center for Southern California and [a] driver of workforce and economic development.” Its vision is to be a “national model for supporting student success through innovative high-impact educational and co-curricular experiences, including faculty-student collaborative research.” Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs through its several colleges and departments. These include the College of the Arts; the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics; the College of Communications; the College of Education; the Department of Engineering & Computer Science; the College of Health and Human Development; the College of Humanities and Social Sciences; the College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics; and the Department of Extension and International Programs.

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California State University-Fullerton offers an online Master of Science in Environmental Engineering through its College of Engineering and Computer Science. Designed to educate and prepare future leaders to serve in environmentally related fields, the program follows the cohort model where students progress through the 2-year curriculum as a group. The program seeks to equip students with both technical knowledge and practical information on a number of relevant environmental topics and issues such as potable water treatment; wastewater treatment and disposal; stormwater runoff management and treatment; water reclamation and reuse; solid and hazardous waste management; landfill design; remediation of contaminated groundwater and soil; global warming issues; air pollution control engineering; and sustainable development.  At the conclusion of the program, students are prepared to sit for the professional engineering exam in environmental engineering.

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17. Auburn University

Auburn University is a public research university located in Auburn, Alabama. The first land-grant institution in the south, the University was originally established as the East Alabama Male College under the Morrill Act in 1872, before becoming co-educational in 1892. Auburn University offers over 100 degree programs through its several colleges and schools. These include the College of Agriculture; College of Architecture, Design, and Construction; Raymond J. Harbert College of Business; College of Education; Samuel Ginn College of Engineering; School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences; College of Human Sciences; College of Liberal Arts; School of Nursing; College of Sciences and Mathematics; and the College of Veterinary Medicine. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Auburn University also offers several programs which may be earned 100% online or in a blend of on-campus and online delivery methods.

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Auburn University offers a distance graduate degree program in Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences, available as either a Master of Science or a Master of Agriculture. While both programs consist of 30 total credit-hours, the former requires the GRE, while the Master of Agriculture does not. The distance learning program closely resembles the University’s on-campus program with options to customize the curriculum to meet each student’s individual needs and professional goals. Course options include Plant & Weed Science courses, Soil Science courses, and other courses including Landscape Entomology; Food Laws and Regulations; Analysis of Plant, Soil, and Animal Data; Developing, Implementing, and Auditing Food Safety Programs; and Introductory Mycology. Auburn University also offers both the Master of Science and the Master of Agriculture in Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences. A36-hour, multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary program, the degree is offered in collaboration with the University of Georgia, North Carolina State University, and Texas Tech University.

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18. Kentucky State University

Kentucky State University is a public, comprehensive, historically black land-grant university located in Frankfort, Kentucky. In its mission statement, the University declares its commitment to advancing the Commonwealth of Kentucky, enhancing society, and impacting individuals by providing quality teaching with a foundation in liberal studies, scholarly research, and public service to enable productive lives within the diverse global economy.” Its vision is to prepare “today’s students as global citizens, lifelong learners and problem solvers.” Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Kentucky State offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs through its several colleges and schools, including the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Agriculture, Communities, and the Environment, the College of Business & Computer Science, and the College of Public Service and Leadership Studies. The University also comprises an Honors College, Distance Education Department, The Institute of Life Long Learning, Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC), and Atwood Institute.

Program Details

Kentucky State University offers a Master of Science in Environmental Studies. Part of the program’s mission is to help students become aware of the issues surrounding the restoration of balance between humanity and the changing environment. Built on an understanding of the interactions between ecology, sociology, economics, and other disciplines, the M.S. in Environmental Studies seeks to enable graduates to “develop specific areas of expertise and communicate across disciplines to address environmental issues.” Available through the College of Agriculture, Food Science and Sustainable Systems, the program “emphasizes the agricultural interface between humans and the environment.” Core course requirements include an Introduction to Environmental Studies; Population and Community Ecology; Biostatistics; Energy and the Environment; and a Student Team Project and Research.

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19. University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (abbreviated U of I) is a public land-grant institution of higher education located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana in east-central Illinois. Established in 1867, U of I has gained a reputation as a world-class leader in teaching, public engagement, and especially research. Named #1 among all universities in the National Science Foundation award funding for the last several years, the University reported $620,000,000 in research and development expenditures in 2016. With a vision to be “the pre-eminent public research university with a land-grant mission and global impact”, U of I’s mission is to “enhance the lives of citizens in Illinois, across the nation and around the world through… leadership in learning, discovery, engagement and economic development.” The University offers a wide range of programs through its several colleges covering the areas of Applied Health Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering; Fine and Applied Arts; General Studies; Labor and Employment Relations; Law; Liberal Arts and Sciences; Information Sciences; Media; Medicine; Social Work; and Veterinary Medicine.

Program Details

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers two online graduate programs in the area of environmental science: the Master of Science in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES) and the Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Offered through Illinois Online the NRES program is available through the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences while the Civil & Environmental Engineering degree is available through the College of Engineering. The latter program requires 36-credit-hours (no thesis requirements) and offers specialties in Construction Management, Infrastructure, Transportation Engineering, and Structural Engineering. The NRES degree is a flexible program, requiring 32 credit-hours to complete, and covers the areas of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies; Agricultural Education; Crop Sciences; Civil and Environmental Engineering; Horticulture; and Plant Pathology.

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20. Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is a private research university located in Worcester, Massachusetts. Established in 1865, the University was founded “to create and convey the latest science and engineering knowledge in ways that are most beneficial to society.” WPI remains firmly committed to its founding mission to “provide an education that balances theory with practice.” Comprising 14 academic departments, WIP is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and offers over 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the areas of science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts leading to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Taught by faculty members who are ranked top in the nation for quality and accessibility, WIP’s curriculum features a flexible, rigorous program that is “project-based and globally engaged, aimed at quality experience and a positive impact for the communities it partners with.”

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute offers a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering. Available online, the program is designed with the unique needs of adult learners in mind and offers a flexible curriculum that allows students to focus on their areas of interest. Available with thesis or non-thesis options, the program may be pursued either full- or part-time. Through WIP’s Environmental Engineering program, students are able to participate in cutting-edge research and in-course projects which provide a fuller understanding of both the professional and technical aspects surrounding the issues of preserving the environment and protecting public health. Working side-by-side with faculty members, students gain many beneficial experiences in “cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research both locally and globally that aims to protect our world with effective solutions that address the issues of water quality, human health, sustainability, and resource preservation.”

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21. Columbia University in the City of New York

Columbia University in the City of New York is a private, nonprofit institution of higher education located on West and Broadway in New York, New York. The oldest institution of higher learning in New York and the fifth oldest in the United States, Columbia University was established in 1754 as the King’s College by the royal charter of King George II of England. Today, the University’s mission is to be “one of the world’s most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields.” Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the University offers a wide range of programs through its several colleges and schools.

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Columbia University offers a Master of Science in Earth and Environmental Engineering through the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. A 30-credit-hour degree, the program is delivered entirely online and requires the GRE as well as a minimum GPA of 3.0. Offered through the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering (EEE), the department’s intention is to “develop effective solutions to these complex and multidisciplinary problems, reconciling a deep concern for the environment with the needs of our global industrialized society.” Concentrating on the central theme of conscientious stewardship of natural resources, EEE maintains the longstanding tradition of “responsibly providing essential materials to society, while pioneering important new environmental initiatives.” The M.S. in Earth and Environmental Engineering degree is designed for engineers and scientists who are actively pursuing or already engaged in environmental management/development careers. The program’s focus is on environmentally sound mining and processing of primary materials as well as the proper disposal of used materials.

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22. University of Colorado Boulder

The University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder) is a four-year, public, research university located in Boulder, Colorado. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, CU-Boulder offers over 3,800 courses in 150 fields of study. Comprising several colleges and schools, these include the College of Arts & Sciences; the Leeds School of Business; the School of Education; the College of Engineering and Applied Science; the Graduate School; the University of Colorado Law School; the College of Media, Communication and Information; the College of Music; and the Continuing Education and Professional Studies. One of just 34 U.S. public research institutions to belong to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), CU-Boulder is also the only member in the Rocky Mountain region to hold this membership. The University’s goal is to “directly affect Colorado communities through collaborative research, innovation, and entrepreneurship.” Its mission statement continues, “Our faculty, staff and students work with the broader community to establish unique connections that have lasting outcomes – both across Colorado and around the world.”

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The University of Colorado Boulder offers two online master’s programs in the area of environmental studies: the Master of Science in Environmental Studies and the Master of Science in Environmental and Architectural Engineering. Serving as a “hub” for facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration in sustainability and environment, the Environmental Studies program is designed to provide interdisciplinary academic training while providing guidance for students with career goals in environment and sustainability-related fields. CU-Boulder’s Civil Environmental and Architectural Engineering program is offered through the Graduate School’s Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering Department which focuses on producing engineers who are capable of “identifying, preventing, and solving building, construction and environmental problems.”  Both Masters programs are offered with online delivery options. CU Boulder’s distance education courses are synchronous, allowing students to watch classes live and actively participate in classes remotely.

23. Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T for short) is a four-year public research university located in Rolla, Missouri. One of the first technological institutions established west of the Mississippi, Missouri S&T was founded in 1870. Comprising the College of Arts, Sciences, and Business and the College of Engineering and Computing, the University offers over 95 degree programs in more than 35 areas of study and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Missouri S&T’s mission is to integrate “education, research and application to create and convey knowledge that serves our state and helps solve the world’s great challenges.” Its vision is to be “the leading public technological research university for discovery, creativity and innovation.” This statement continues, “We will cultivate curiosity, creativity and confidence in our graduates. We will be the institution of choice for partners around the world seeking a highly qualified, talented and entrepreneurial workforce; innovative research; relevant educational programs, products and services; and technology and ideas to solve the great challenges of our time.”

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Missouri University of Science and Technology offers a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering. A 30 credit-hour program, the degree focuses on “engineering analysis that incorporate the fundamental physical, biological and chemical characteristics of natural and engineered environmental systems, while putting these engineering solutions in the context of societal needs the requirements of environmental laws.” Available online through the University’s distance education department, the Master of Science degree program has no residency requirements and most classes do not require live participation – allowing students to view course material asynchronously on their own schedule. Exams are handled independently by each professor; some require a proctor, while others assign projects rather than exams. Graduate students earning their master’s degree officially have six years to complete the program; however, most students take 1 to 2 classes per semester and typically complete their degree in approximately 3 years.

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24. University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Located in Knoxville, TN on a 910-acre campus, the University of Tennessee Knoxville (abbreviated UT) is a public research institution. Tennessee’s flagship land-grant university, UT is a member of the University of Tennessee System and is governed by a board of trustees with 26 members. Established in 1794 as Blount College, UT has seen countless changes, new discoveries and weathered many storms. UT is a Carnegie Engaged University and is classified as a Doctoral University with the highest research activity by the Carnegie Foundation. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, more than 900 programs (including over 360 undergraduate programs and 530+ graduate programs) are offered through the University’s several colleges. These include the Herbert College of Agriculture; the College of Architecture and Design; the College of Arts and Sciences; the Haslam College of Business; the College of Communication and Information; the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences; the Tickle College of Engineering; the College of Law; the College of Nursing; the College of Social Work; and the College of Veterinary Medicine.

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The University of Tennessee Knoxville offers a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering available through the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE). Available with thesis and non-thesis options, the program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours for completion, including six credit hours of thesis (thesis option) or a three-hour special problems course (non-thesis) and at least 24 credit hours of coursework. All non-thesis students are required to pass a final comprehensive written exam at the end of the program in order to obtain their degree. The program is available with several concentration options, including Climate Impacts Engineering; Environmental Engineering; and Water Resources Engineering.

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25. University of New Haven

The University of New Haven is a private, nonprofit, coeducational institution located in West Haven, Connecticut. Founded on the Yale campus in 1920, today New Haven is a “student-centered comprehensive university with an emphasis on excellence in liberal arts and professional education.” The University’s mission is to prepare “students to lead purposeful and fulfilling lives in a global society by providing the highest-quality education through experiential, collaborative, and discovery-based learning.” Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, New Haven offers over 100 academic programs through its several colleges and schools, including the College of Arts and Sciences; College of Business; School of Health Sciences; Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences; Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts; and the Tagliatela College of Engineering.

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The University of New Haven offers an online Master of Science in Engineering. A 30-credit-hour degree, the online program builds on the rich tradition already established by its on-campus MS in Environmental Engineering, providing busy students the option to continue their education from anywhere in the world. The online program is taught by the same world-class faculty members who teach on campus and combines the same well-balanced curriculum with innovative instructional delivery methods designed to create an ideal learning environment for adult learners. The program can typically be completed within 2 years of dedicated study, as each class lasts just 6-7.5 weeks in length. Each class integrates theory with real-world applications and many include a project in lieu of a final exam, allowing students to put into action what they learn in the classroom. The program’s mission is to equip students with the necessary skills to “develop sustainable solutions to complex environmental problems by exploring areas of environmental engineering such as environmental protection issues, water quality, water purification, wastewater treatment, solid waste management systems, site remediation, and emission control measures.”

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26. Clarkson University

Clarkson University is an independent, nonprofit, nationally recognized technological university located in Potsdam, New York. The University declares its primary mission as being to “educate talented and motivated men and women to become successful professionals through quality pre-collegiate, undergraduate, graduate, and professional continuing education programs, with particular emphasis on the undergraduate experience.” This statement continues, “We share the belief that “humane and environmentally sound economic and social development derive from the expansion, diffusion, and application of knowledge.” Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Clarkson University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate program through its several schools, departments, and institutes. These include the David D. Reh School of Business; The Clarkson School (Early College Program); the Graduate School; the Institute For A Sustainable Environment; the Institute For STEM Education; the School of Arts & Sciences; and the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering.

Program Details

Clarkson University offers a Master of Science in Civil & Environmental Engineering through the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering and the CU Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. The MS degree is available with both thesis and non-thesis options; the former typically takes 18-24 months to complete and requires students to write and defend a thesis on their independent research. The latter option is a project-based program and requires 30 credits in total, including all coursework and a project; this option is also available with a concentration in construction engineering management. Both program options include interdisciplinary research facilitated through the Institute for a Sustainable Environment, Center for Air Resources Engineering & Science, Center for Advanced Materials Processing and Cold Regions Engineering Research Group.

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27. Southern Methodist University

Southern Methodist University is a private, nonprofit, nationally ranked, comprehensive research university located in Dallas, Texas. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate-level degree programs through its seven schools: the Cox School of Business; the Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences; the Dedman School of Law; the Lyle School of Engineering; the Meadows School of the Arts; the Perkins School of Theology; and the Simmons School of Education and Human Development. Known for its small class sizes, abundant research opportunities, leadership development, and innovative programs, the University’s mission is to “create, expand, and impart knowledge through teaching, research, and service.”

Program Details

Southern Methodist University offers a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering through the Lyle School of Engineering. The program is designed to broadly address the fundamental science and regulatory aspects of the field while emphasizes engineering analysis and design of technological and management-oriented solutions to environmental problems. A flexible program, students are able to enroll either part- or full-time; working individuals typically benefit by taking the non-thesis route which requires 30 credit hours of coursework. Available with evening classes and online delivery options, the program is designed to accommodate the schedules of busy professionals. In order to be considered for admission, applicants are required to hold a Bachelor of Science in an engineering discipline or in a quantitative science closely related to environmental engineering. Applicants must also have completed a minimum of one year of college-level calculus, minimum one year of college-level chemistry, and preferably possess a solid background in the fundamental engineering sciences (including thermodynamics and fluid mechanics).

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28. Illinois Institute of Technology

The Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) is a private, nonprofit, technology-focused research university located in Chicago, Illinois. IIT’s mission is to “provide distinctive and relevant education in an environment of scientific, technological, and professional knowledge creation and innovation.” Its vision is to be “internationally recognized in distinctive areas of education and research, using as its platform the global city of Chicago, driven by a professional and technology-oriented focus, and based on a culture of innovation and excellence.”Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, IIT offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, science, architecture, business, design, human sciences, applied technology, and law through its several colleges, schools, and institutes. These include the Armour College of Engineering; the Chicago-Kent College of Law; the College of Architecture; the College of Science; the Institute of Design; the Institute for Food Safety and Health; the Lewis College of Human Sciences; the Pritzker Institute of Biomedical Science and Engineering; School of Applied Technology; the Stuart School of Business; and the Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER).

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The Illinois Institute of Technology offers a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering. Available through the Armour College of Engineering, the objective of the program is to “enable students to build a strong foundation in multiple areas of environmental engineering and to specialize in one area via research and thesis.” Core courses include environmental chemistry, chemodynamics, physicochemical processes in environmental engineering, and hazardous waste engineering. Students are required to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0 in the core areas. In addition to the core course requirements, students may also choose to concentrate in one of several areas of specialization including Air Pollution Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Energy/Environment/Economics (E3); Environmental Chemistry; Environmental Resource Management; Hazardous Waste Engineering; and Water and Wastewater Engineering.

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29. American Public University

American Public University (APU) is a private institute and a member of the accredited American Public University system. A leader in online and distance-learning higher education, the University is headquartered in Charles Town, West Virginia. One of the largest providers in online higher education APU operates with a vision to “advance social, economic and environmental well-being through the transformative power of education.” The University’s mission is “to provide high quality higher education with emphasis on educating the nation’s military and public service communities by offering respected, relevant, accessible, affordable, and student-focused online programs that prepare students for service and leadership in a diverse, global society.” APU offers over 200 degree and certificate programs available in asynchronous, online formats. Classmates and professors stay connected via discussion boards, forums, blogs, and other forms of social media. Online students also have full access to APUs library, study resources, and academic advisors. Comprised of several schools, these cover the areas of Arts & Humanities; Business; Education; Health Sciences; Science, Technology, Engineering & Math; Security & Global Studies; and Graduate Studies.

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American Public University offers a Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management. A 36 credit-hour program, the degree is offered online and can be completed in as little as two years with full-time study. The program’s coursework focuses on equipping students with the environmental management tools and strategies necessary for resolving complex environmental controversies and problems. The MS in Environmental Policy and Management is available with several concentration options, designed to help students gain further specialization in their field and pursue a more focused path of study. Available concentrations include Environmental Planning; General; Environmental Sustainability; Global Environment Management; Fish and Wildlife Management; National Environment Policy Act (NEPA).  

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30. University of Maryland – University College

The University of Maryland-University College (UMUC) is a four-year, public university and a member of the University System of Maryland. Located in Adelphi, Maryland, the University was first established in 1949 as the College of Special and Continuation Studies, a branch of the University of Maryland’s College. Dedicated to serving working adults and servicemembers, UMUC was the first university to send faculty overseas to educate active-duty military personnel in Europe in 1949. The University provides a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in fast-growing, in-demand fields such as Business & Management, Cyber Security, Data Analytics, Education & Teaching, Healthcare & Science, IT & Computer Science, Liberal Arts & Communication, and Public Safety. The University’s mission is to improve the lives of adult learners by “providing our students with affordable, open access to valued, quality higher education; and serving as a recognized leader in career-relevant education, embracing innovation and change aligned with our purpose, and sharing our perspectives and expertise.”

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The University of Maryland University College offers the Master of Science degree in Environmental Management. Available through the University’s Global Campus, the program equips students with the necessary business management skills, industry-standard technology, and environmental science necessary to assume high-level management responsibilities in a wide range of environmental programs and organizations. Available 100% online, the program requires 36 credits, up to six of which may be transfer credits. Outcomes of the program include the ability to assess threats, hazards and risks to the environment from an organization’s operations; analyze and communicate health, safety, and environmental risks; understand U.S. environmental and energy law and policy, including its development, implementation, and enforcement; apply best practices in land use management, including where to build, how to build, and when to build; and much more.

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31. Webster University

Webster University is a private, nonprofit institution of higher education located in St. Louis, Missouri. Established in St. Louis in 1915, by the Sisters of Loretto, a Catholic religious organization, the University was originally called Loretto College. Progressive for its time as one of the first women’s colleges west of the Mississippi River, today, Webster University is coeducational and has a total enrollment figure of 13,000. Comprising five schools and colleges, these include the College of Arts and Sciences, the George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology, the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, the School of Communications, and the School of Education. The University’s mission as “a worldwide institution,” is to ensure “high quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.”

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Webster University offers a Master of Science in Environmental Management. Available online through the College of Arts & Sciences, the program is designed to equip students with the tools and techniques necessary for navigating the business aspects of environmental management. The program is available with an emphasis in environmental sustainability, intended to provide environmental managers with specialized coursework. This emphasis focuses on “the relationship between sustainability and environmental resource management to include managing economic, social and ecological systems with and external to an organizational entity in order for it to sustain both itself and the system it exists within.” Outcomes of the program include the ability to conduct environmental research and communicate risk from an organization’s operations; assess environmental-related risk; identify environmental hazards affecting air, water, and soil quality; develop controls to reduce or eliminate risk, and more.

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32. Southern New Hampshire University

Southern New Hampshire University (abbreviated SNHU) is a private, nonprofit, nonsectarian university located in Manchester, New Hampshire. One of the fastest-growing universities in the nation with 3,000 traditional campus students and 80,000 online students, SNHU offers 200 career-focused online and on-campus college degree programs with some of the nation’s most affordable tuition rates. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges as well as several other accrediting bodies, SNHU’s mission is to transform the lives of its students. In its formal mission statement, the University declares, “Our success is defined by our students’ success. By relentlessly challenging the status quo and providing the best support in higher education, Southern New Hampshire University expands access to education by creating high quality, affordable and innovative pathways to meet the unique needs of each and every student.”

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Southern New Hampshire University offers an online Master of Business Administration in Sustainability & Environmental Compliance. Designed for motivated, adult learners who are eager to make a difference in the world, the program educates students on how to apply practical solutions to the biggest environmental challenges facing society. Graduates of the program are expected to demonstrate an understanding of how energy requirements affect society and the environment; have the ability to critically examine energy-related issues and the ecological consequences of a given situation; present accurate and cogent arguments to decision-makers that provide a diversity of perspectives, and much more. Benefits of enrolling in SNHU’s online courses include top-quality academics, solid student support, convenience and flexibility, abundant networking opportunities, and affordability. A highly efficient program, full-time students are able to complete their degree in as little as 15 months by taking two courses per 10-week term.

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33. Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is a comprehensive, four-year, public, coeducational university located in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. Established in 1889 as the Slippery Rock State Normal School, its original purpose was the training of teachers. In 1926 the school was acquired by the Commonwealth and in 1960 was renamed Slippery Rock State College. In 1983 the College gained university status and adopted its current name. Today, while still shaped by its normal school heritage, the University’s mission is to “transform the intellectual, social, physical, and leadership capacities of students in order to prepare them for life and career success. Complementary missions are to engage in scholarly activity and professional service.” Its vision is to “excel as a caring community of lifelong learners connecting with the world.” A member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Slippery Rock University offers 150 undergraduate majors and minors as well as over 40 master’s degree programs and 3 doctorate programs.

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Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania offers the Master of Education in Environmental Education. Offered through the College of Health, Environment and Science and the Parks and Conservation Department, the program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT). Geared toward working educators as well as working natural resource managers, the program is designed to “facilitate upward mobility in the field of environmental education and communication by providing students with the skills and experiences needed to excel in environmental educators in formal and informal settings.” A 30-credit hour program, the degree may be completed in as little as two calendar years. Taught by highly experienced university faculty, the program’s coursework focuses on the “theory, practice, and application of experiential, inquiry-based environmental education and communication.”

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34. Sam Houston State University

Sam Houston State University (abbreviated SHSU) is a public university located in Huntsville, Texas. A member of The Texas State University System, SHSU was founded as a Normal School in 1879 by the Texas Legislature for the original purpose of training public school teachers. Named for Texan hero, Sam Houston, SHSU seeks to honor its heritage through academic excellence. The University’s motto is “The Measure of a Life is its Service” and its mission is to provide “high-quality education, scholarship, and service to qualified students for the benefit of regional, state, national and international constituencies.” SHSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and offers over 80 bachelor’s degree programs, more than 50 master’s, and five doctoral degrees.

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Sam Houston State University offers the Master of Agriculture degree with a major in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Environment (SAFE). Offered through SHSU Online and the Department of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering Technology, the program focuses on sustainable agriculture and food systems and is designed to prepare individuals for advanced studies in agriculture while “integrating the framework of sustainable practices.” The program curriculum covers the areas of applied knowledge of plants, animals, and soils, blending eco-friendly practices with problem-solving skills for the purpose of advocating the role of agriculture in the creation of healthy communities. A 36-credit-hour program, all courses are taught by talented and credentialed professors in small classes. SHSU Online is committed to supporting students and provides 24/7 support access. Online students can rest assured that they are earning a fully accredited degree from SHSU and nothing on their degree or transcript indicates online learning as all of SHSU’s course credits – whether earned on campus or online – are considered equal.

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35. Colorado State University

Located in Fort Collins, Colorado, Colorado State University is a public, doctoral, research institution. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Colorado State University (CSU) is known for its strong academic results and offers a wide range of programs through its several colleges and schools. These include the Colleges of Agricultural Sciences; Business; the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering; Health and Human Sciences; Liberal Arts; Natural Sciences; Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences; the Warner College of Natural Resources; and the Schools of Music, Theatre and Dance; Biomedical Engineering; Education; Global Environmental Sustainability; Social Work; and Public Health. Colorado State University also has a strong online presence thanks to the CSU-Global Campus, through which many of the University’s internet-based programs are offered. The mission of the CSU-Global Campus is to advance “student success in a global society, investing in human capital, expanding the state economy, and enhancing the quality of life for citizens in the state of Colorado and beyond by providing access to dynamic degree programs characterized by academic excellence, innovative delivery technologies, and strong stakeholder engagement.”

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Colorado State University offers a Master of Science in Environmental Health with a specialization in Environmental Health & Safety. Offered through the Graduate’s School’s Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences, the department is home to one of the largest environmental health programs in the nation and is the only one to incorporate radiological health into the core curriculum. Potential career paths for environmental health professionals include toxicologist; occupational health nurses and physicians; epidemiologists; industrial hygienists; air and water pollution specialists; sanitarians; hazardous and solid waste specialists; and health educators.

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36. University of Wisconsin – Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a four-year, public, research institution located in Madison, Wisconsin. Established in 1848, the University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers a wide range of programs including over 250 master’s, doctoral, and professional programs and over 200 undergraduate majors and certificates through its several colleges and schools. These include the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences; the Division of Arts; the School of Business; the School of Education; the College of Engineering; the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies; the Graduate School; the School of Human Ecology; The Information School; the School of Journalism & Mass Communication; The Wisconsin University Law School; the College of Letters & Science; the School of Medicine & Public Health; the Mead Witter School of Music; the School of Nursing; the School of Pharmacy; the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs; the School of Social Work; and the School of Veterinary Medicine.

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison offers the Master of Science in Environmental Conservation through the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. Intended to meet emerging global challenges and demands, the program was designed to offer environmental leadership training and was created in close consultation with environmental practice leaders. A 15-month accelerated program, the degree’s curriculum is available in a blended format with a mix of on-campus and remote experiences designed to accommodate the busy lives of working professionals. On-campus classes are required during the summer and fall semesters (two of Wisconsin’s most beautiful seasons); during the spring all classes are able to be accessed remotely online from anywhere around the globe. The fourth and final semester, students participate in completing their Master of Science leadership project to conclude the program.

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37. Duke University

Duke University is a private, nonprofit, research institution located in Durham, North Carolina. Established in 1924, the University is known for its top-quality academics, faculty members, and research. Comprising several schools and institutes, these include the Divinity School; Duke Kunshan University; Duke-NUS Medical School; Fuqua School of Business; Graduate School; Nicholas School of the Environment; Pratt School of Engineering; Sanford School of Public Policy; the School of Law; the School of Medicine; the School of Nursing; and Trinity College of Arts & Sciences. Founded with the desire to provide “real leadership in the educational world,” today the University’s mission is “to provide a superior liberal education… to promote an intellectual environment built on a commitment to free and open inquiry… to provide wide ranging educational opportunities, on and beyond our campuses, for traditional students, active professionals and life-long learners using the power of information technologies; and to promote… a commitment to learning, freedom and truth.”

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Duke University offers the Master of Environmental Management through the Nicholas School of the Environment. Also known as the Duke Environmental Leadership Master of Environmental Management (DEL-MEM), the program is designed to offer “working professionals the opportunity to continue their education, advance their careers, and become leaders in their organizations.” Offered in an innovative, flexible, online format, the program is uniquely designed to allow students to balance the demands of both work and personal life while earning their master’s degree. The DEL-MEM promises to provide students with: relevant curriculum in which real-life case studies are tackled; a multidisciplinary approach which utilizes the University’s resources in environmental science, engineering, policy, and business; courses that are taught by top-notch faculty; opportunities for leadership development; and coursework that can be immediately applied to the benefit of each student’s career at their organization or agency.

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38. University of Denver

The University of Denver is a private nonprofit institution located in Denver, Colorado. A student-centered school which emphasizes learning by doing, the University strives for the values of excellence, innovation, engagement, integrity and inclusiveness. Its mission is “to promote learning by engaging with students in advancing scholarly inquiry, cultivating critical and creative thought, and generating knowledge.” Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the University of Denver offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs through its several colleges, schools and divisions. These include the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science, the Daniels College of Business, the Division of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, the Divisions of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, the Morgridge College of Education, the Graduate School of Professional Psychology, the Graduate School of Social Work, the Sturm College of Law, and the University College.

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The University of Denver offers the Master of Environmental Policy and Management through the University College. Designed to equip students to solve environmental challenges presented in both local and global communities, the program focuses on the complex relationships between the environment, management, and policy and challenges students to become problem solvers through innovative thinking, strategic analysis, and ethical leadership. Offered in evening classes or online, each term lasts 10 weeks in length and there are GRE or GMAT admission requirements. Many students find they can complete the program in as little as 12 months with full-time study or 18 months when enrolled part-time. Offered in a number of concentrations, options include Energy and Sustainability; Environmental Analytics and Reporting; Environmental Management; Environmental Policy; Environmental, Health and Safety; and Natural Resource Management.

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39. Arizona State University

Located in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, Arizona State University (ASU) is a top ranked public research university. Headquartered in downtown Tempe, Arizona, ASU operates several campuses and regional learning centers all across the state. One of the largest public universities in the country in terms of enrollment, ASU is classified by Carnegie as a research university with the “highest research activity”. Established in 1885 by an act passed by the Arizona Territorial Legislature, ASU was originally called the Territorial Normal School at Tempe. In 1945 the school became Arizona State College and in 1958 was renamed Arizona State University. In addition to its traditional campus degree programs, ASU offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs through its online platform which is headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ. ASU’s online classes are taught by the same faculty and students receive the same diploma as traditional students.

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Arizona State University offers the Master of Science in Environmental and Resource Management (M.S. in ERM) through the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Though categorized as campus-based, the program’s are classes are able to be completed at a distance online, making it ideal for working professionals from across the country or around the world. The M.S. in ERM is available with three options: a thesis, an applied project, or coursework only with a comprehensive written exam administered at the end of the program. The GRE is required for admission, though it may be waived in certain situations; the ERM program is ideal for students coming from a wide range of undergraduate degree backgrounds, including the sciences (chemistry, biology, geology, environmental science, etc), engineering, industrial hygiene, public policy, and more. Two areas of concentration are also available in either environmental management or international environmental management and sustainable development. Core classes for either focus area include environmental law, toxicology, and chemistry of hazardous materials.

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40. Long Island University

Long Island University (LIU) is one of the nation’s largest private universities located in Brooklyn (LIU Brooklyn) and Brookville (LIU Post), New York. Established in 1926, the school was created with the intention of “educating and empowering men and women from all walks of life.” Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the University offers over 500 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree and certificate programs through its several schools. These include the School of Arts and Communication; the School of Business, Public Administration and Information Science; the School of Education; the Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing; the School of Health Professions; the Richard L. Conolly College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; the LIU Pharmacy; the LIU Global College; and the School of Continuing Studies. LIU’s mission is to “provide excellence and access in private higher education to people from all backgrounds who seek to expand their knowledge and prepare themselves for meaningful, educated lives and for service to their communities and the world.”

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Long Island University offers the Master of Science in Environmental Sustainability through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Department of Earth & Environmental Science. A 33-credit-hour program, the M.S. in Environmental Sustainability is the only one of its kind on Long Island and was designed to “educate and train professionals to develop environmentally sustainable solutions for society via multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary coursework integrating the physical and social sciences.” Though keeping in a global context in mind, the program primarily focuses on issues specific to the Long Island/New York metropolitan region. A blended program, some courses are delivered up online while the remaining courses require on-campus participation. Core courses include Principles of Environmental Sustainability; Mapping Environmental Data with GIS; and an Environmental Sustainability Seminar while elective course options include Sustainable Land Use and Transportation; Sustainable Energy Systems; Groundwater Geology; Global Climate Change; Environmental Geochemistry; and more.

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41. University of Tennessee Martin

The University of Tennessee-Martin is one of five campuses within the University of Tennessee System. Located in Martin, Tennessee, the University is a public, coeducational institution of higher education, founded with the primary purpose of providing “a quality undergraduate education in a traditional collegiate atmosphere characterized at all levels by close collaboration among students, faculty and staff.” This mission statement continues, “In addition, the university is dedicated to meeting lifelong educational needs by providing graduate programs, distance-learning opportunities and other creative endeavors. Furthermore, the university is committed to advancing the regional and global community through scholarly activities, research and public service.” Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the University of Tennessee-Martin comprises several colleges and academic departments and offers over 100 areas of study within 17 undergraduate degree programs as well as five graduate degrees with 17 specialized concentrations.

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The University of Tennessee-Martin offers the Master of Science degree in Agriculture & Natural Resources. Available through the Department of Agriculture, Geosciences, and Natural Resources, the program is designed to “meet the growing needs of place-bound Agriculture and Natural Resources professionals.” Offered 100% online, the 36-credit-hour program is available with three concentration options in Agribusiness & Risk Management; System Science in Agriculture; and Natural Resources Systems Management. The latter concentration includes course options related to natural resource management such as the areas of wildlife biology, park administration, geosciences, and agricultural engineering technology. The Agribusiness & Risk Management concentration provides a range of agricultural economics coursework which specifically addresses risk management issues related to agribusiness enterprises. Finally, the Systems Science in Agriculture concentration features coursework in the areas of agricultural engineering technology, management science, and agricultural economics.

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42. Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University is a comprehensive public research university located in Lubbock, Texas. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the University offers a wide range of programs through its several colleges and schools. These include the College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources; College of Architecture; College of Arts & Sciences; Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration; College of Education; Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering; Honors College; College of Human Sciences; College of Media & Communication; J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts; Graduate School; and the School of Law. Listed by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as having the “Highest Research Activity” possible, Texas Tech is firmly committed to both teaching and the advancement of knowledge and to provide the “highest standards of excellence in higher education, [which] fosters intellectual and personal development, and stimulated meaningful research and service to humankind.”

Program Details
Texas Tech University offers the Professional Science Master’s degree (PSM) in Environmental Sustainability and Natural Resource Management through its Graduate School. An interdisciplinary online degree, the program’s purpose is to prepare graduates for science careers in the areas of business, government, and nonprofit sectors while focusing on “sustainability science as it applies to natural resources and the environment.” The degree combines the study of science with practical training in management, financial understanding, teamwork, communication skills, and marketing concepts that are essential for a successful professional career. The program is available in two program tracks in Ecology and Environmental Sustainability, available through the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Biological Sciences, and in Natural Resources Management, available through the College of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources and the Department of Natural Resources Management.  

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43. The University of Findlay

The University of Findlay is a private, coeducational, Christian institution of higher education located in Findlay, Ohio. Established in 1882 by joint partnership between the city of Findley and the Churches of God, General Conference, today the University is known especially for its science, health professions, animal science and equestrian studies programs. With a mission to “equip students for meaningful lives and productive careers,” the University’s vision is to become a “leading Midwestern university characterized by these core values (Watch Phrases): Heartland Community, Diverse Perspectives, [and] Transformative Experiences.” The University of Findlay offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including over 80 bachelor’s, nearly a dozen master’s and four doctoral degrees. Comprising multiple colleges, these include the College of Business; the College of Health Professions; the College of Pharmacy; the College of Education; the College of Liberal Arts; and the College of Sciences.

Program Details

The University of Findlay offers the Master of Science in Environmental Safety and Health Management (MSESHM). Available in a variety of formats, including online, on-campus, or a blend of the two, the MSESHM is designed to equip students with the skills to “make managerial decisions and provide leadership in environmental, safety and occupational health careers.” The program includes eight core curriculum courses and twelve semester hours of electives. The program is also available with certificate options, available in addition to or independent of the degree, with options including Emergency and Disaster Management, Environmental Management, and Occupational Health and Safety Management. The program combines engineering, science, policy and business concepts designed to prepare students in five key areas, namely Business Knowledge; Analytical Skills; Managerial Skills; Technical Knowledge; and Integrative Skills.

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44. Virginia Tech University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) is a public land-grant university located in Blacksburg, Virginia, dedicated to serving the “Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world community.” Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the University offers 110 bachelor’s degree programs and 170 master’s and doctoral degree programs through its several colleges, schools, and Graduate School. These include the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Architecture and Urban Studies; the Pamplin College of Business; the College of Engineering; the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences; the College of Natural Resources and Environment; the College of Science; the Graduate School; the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine; and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute.

Program Details

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University offers a Masters in Agricultural and Life Science program. Available with 100% online delivery, the program is designed to provide broad, scientific-based courses in the areas of agriculture, life sciences, and related fields. Geared towards place-bound working professionals, the program’s online delivery provides maximum flexibility to enable working students to earn their master’s degree while maintaining their other responsibilities from the convenience of their own home. The program includes a set of core courses and five concentration options which build upon the required core curriculum. These concentration options include Education, Environmental Science, Food Safety and Biosecurity, Leadership Studies, Plant Science and Pest Management, and Applied Nutrition and Health Sciences. Virginia Tech is an approved SARA Institution and as a participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), the University “affirms its commitment to ensure that courses and programs offered through the SARA initiative provide high-quality opportunities that can help students reach their goals.”

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45. North Carolina A&T State University

North Carolina A&T State University is a public, coeducational institution of higher education located in Greensboro, North Carolina. Established in 1890 as a land-grant institution, NC A&T is home to an award-winning faculty and offers intensive research programs and is known for its community-focused initiatives. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificate programs through its several colleges and schools. These include the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences; the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; the College of Business and Economics; the College of Education; the College of Engineering; the College of Health and Human Sciences; the College of Science and Technology; the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering; and the The Graduate College.

Program Details

North Carolina A&T State University offers a Master of Science in Agricultural and Environmental Systems with a concentration in Natural Resources and Environmental Systems. Available through the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences and the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Design, the College is a leader in research within the University and the program provides ample opportunity for students to gain valuable research experience while working and learning from the College’s top scientists. The program’s concentration in Natural Resources and Environmental Systems is designed to offer “wide-ranging areas of study to equip our graduates with the knowledge and resources to effectively develop solutions [for] current and future challenges in environmental sustainability and agricultural production.” Applications for the program must be submitted through the University’s Graduate School; admissions during the Fall and Spring semester are open to both domestic and international students, while Summer semester admissions are only open to domestic students.

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46. University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is a four-year, coeducational, public institution of higher education located in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Accredited through the Higher Learning Commission, the University offers a wide range of undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs and certificate options through its several colleges. These include the College of Fine Arts and Communication, the College of Letters and Science, the College of Natural Resources, the College of Professional Studies, and the University College. The University’s vision is to continue to be recognized for “developing, supporting and educating students and citizens to constructively engage in local, regional and global communities.” Its mission, in keeping with the University of Wisconsin System, is to “develop human resources, to discover and disseminate knowledge, to extend knowledge and its application beyond the boundaries of its campuses, and to serve and stimulate society by developing in students heightened intellectual, cultural, and humane sensitivities; scientific, professional, and technological expertise; and a sense of purpose.” In addition to this, the University is publically committed to the core values of Community engagement; Critical thinking; Diversity and inclusivity; Lifelong learning; Professional preparation; Research, scholarly and creative activity; Student-centered environment; and Sustainable management of natural resources and other resources.

Program Details
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point offers the Master of Science in Natural Resources through the College of Natural Resources. The program is available with an emphasis in a number of areas including Forestry; Wildlife; Fisheries; Water Resources; Environmental Education and Interpretation; Soil Science; and Waste Management. Special outreach and extension programs within the degree include options offered by the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education, which provides “leadership and resources to advance education for sustainable human and natural communities.” The Center offers opportunities for professional development, hands-on classroom resources, and curriculum for energy, environmental, and forestry education.

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47. University of Wisconsin Whitewater

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a four-year, public university located in Whitewater, Wisconsin. With a vision to become a “national and international leader in providing transformational and empowering educational experiences,” the University remains committed to serving as a “preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives.” Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the University offers a wide range of programs through its several colleges and schools. These include the College of Arts and Communication, the College of Business and Economics, the College of Education and Professional Studies, the College of Letters and Sciences, the School of Graduate Studies, and the Continuing Education Services Department.

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The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater offers the Master of Science in Environmental Safety and Health. Designed for working professionals, the program is offered in an online format that is both convenient and flexible for students who are busy maintaining career and personal responsibilities with their education. The online M.S. in Environmental Safety & Health (ESH) focuses on the “needs of businesses and organizations to effectively manage complex environmental safety and health issues in the workplace.” Issues addressed within the program’s curriculum include traditional regulatory compliance, risk management, environmental stewardship, sustainability, and more. The program’s curriculum has been reviewed and approved by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals as a GSP® Qualified Academic Program. This approval ensures that the curriculum is “a substantial match for the Associate Safety Professional® exam blueprint and graduates can apply to receive the GSP designation. Outcomes of the program include the ability to implement and manage effective ESH programs; influence risk perception by applying appropriate communication strategies; perform risk assessments using a systems perspective; prepare for and develop the capability to respond to emergencies in the workplace, and more.

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48. Pennsylvania State University

Pennsylvania State University (commonly referred to as Penn State) is a public, land-grant, research-intensive university located in University Park, Pennsylvania. With 24 campus locations across Pennsylvania as well as a teaching hospital, Penn State is the largest public university and Pennsylvania’s only land-grant institution. The University encompasses over 23,000 acres and 1,784 buildings statewide; this includes 7,343 acres and 947 buildings at its main University Park campus. Penn State’s land-grant mission “embraces teaching, research, and public service in order to support the citizens of the Commonwealth” and the University is built upon the core values of Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Discovery, Excellence, and Community.  Out of its 17,000 faculty members, 30 are members of National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine. Penn State offers more than 160 bachelor’s degree programs as well as over 160 graduate degree programs.

Program Details

Pennsylvania State University offers the Master of Professional Studies in Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems through the Penn State World Campus, the University’s online branch. A 32-credit-hour online program is designed to provide students with technical depth in areas related to renewable energy and to equip them with a “comprehensive understanding of the applications of technology in society, the energy economics, and the project development process.” Students are strongly encouraged to customize their degree by choosing an area of emphasis in either Solar Energy or Sustainability Management and Policy. Because the degree is available through Penn State World Campus, the program draws upon the strong partnership that exists between the University’s four colleges and eight academic departments, providing students the opportunity to benefit from the array of unique perspectives and expertise of the University’s faculty.

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49. University of Colorado-Denver

The University of Colorado-Denver is a comprehensive, public research university located in downtown Denver, Colorado on Speer Boulevard and Larimer Street. Grounded upon the values of Learning and Scholarship; Discovery and Innovation; Health and Care of Mind, Body and Community; Diversity, Respect and Inclusiveness; Citizenship and Leadership, the University’s goal to be a “leading public university with a global reputation for excellence in learning, research and creativity, community engagement and clinical care.” The University of Colorado-Denver is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers over 140 programs across its several locations through its many colleges and schools. These include the College of Architecture and Planning; the College of Arts & Media; the Business School; the School of Education & Human Development; the College of Engineering and Applied Science; the Graduate School; the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the School of Public Affairs; and the CU Anschutz Medical Campus Schools and Colleges. The University’s mission is to be “a diverse teaching and learning community that creates, discovers and applies knowledge to improve the health and well-being of Colorado and the world.”

Program Details

The University of Colorado-Denver offers the Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Environmental Policy, Management, and Law (EPML). Available through the School of Public Affairs, the EPML program is available as either a stand-alone graduate certificate program or as a concentration option within the MPA degree. The curriculum is designed to provide students with an understanding of how the environment is affected by the relationships between entities such as legislatures; administrative agencies; courts; federal, state, and local governments; government and the nonprofit and private sectors; and government and the public.

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50. University of Wisconsin – Stout

The University of Wisconsin-Stout is a public, comprehensive, career-focused polytechnic university located in Menomonie, Wisconsin. The University’s mission is to be a place “where diverse students, faculty and staff integrate applied learning, scientific theory, humanistic understanding, creativity and research to solve real-world problems, grow the economy and serve a global society.” Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the University of Wisconsin-Stout (UW-Stout) offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs through its several colleges and schools. These include the College of Arts, Communication, Humanities and Social Sciences; the School of Art & Design; the College of Education, Hospitality, Health and Human Science; the School of Education; the School of Hospitality Leadership; the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Management; the Robert F. Cervenka School of Engineering; and the School of Management.

Program Details
The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers the Master of Science in Sustainable Management. A 34-credit-hour program, the M.S. in Sustainable Management is available 100% online and may be completed at the student’s own pace and on their own schedule. The program is designed to prepare students who are well-versed in the areas of both business and science, equipping them with the skills to communicate complex issues; understand the role and impact of the built environment; evaluate the social and political impact of sustainability; possess the ability to impact the design of products, processes, energy production and use, to minimize waste and prevent pollution; and possess the ability to analyze the relationship between human activity and various environments. A unique program, the M.S. in Sustainable Management is offered collaboratively by five partner institutions including UW-Stout as well as UW-Parkside, UW-River Falls, and UW-Superior.

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