What You’ll Learn
We develop scientists who can analyze and understand environmental systems and predict environmental change. They also manage the environment. Each student conducts research and completes a thesis. They also complete focused coursework relevant to their study area.
The curriculum develops essential skills in statistics and data analytics. Students also develop scientific writing and public speaking skills.
Our curriculum provides the intellectual depth and breadth to support a formal thesis. The program of study includes core courses and an individual course of study. Critical, independent and creative thinking are challenges as students explore their topic. Students develop conceptual knowledge and technical skills to understand and solve environmental problems. They study issues in ecology, chemistry, and the earth sciences.Curriculum & Learning Outcomes
Our students have the chance to work closely with professors in the field, both on land and in water.
All applicants must complete the multi-step process managed by the Center for Graduate Studies.
- Determine your applicant type
- Submit application
- Request all official transcripts
- Review and submit required application materials through the Application Status Portal
- International applicants must also submit international materials
If you plan to apply for a graduate assistantship: March 1
Fall Semester: April 15
Spring Semester: November 15
Complete applications received after the published deadline are welcome and will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
Many of our students go on to doctoral study. Others conduct research in national research laboratories, field stations, as well as institutes and corporations in the private sector. Graduates of the program work in federal, state and local government agencies that are charged with managing natural resources. They also work in the private sector in a variety of industries and consulting firms.
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Kathryn Amatangelo, PhD
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