Environmental Science MS

Advance your career through our Environmental Science master's program and develop your expertise in an interdisciplinary field.

What You'll Study

Combining lab and classroom experiences, the program offers an interdepartmental and multidisciplinary education to prepare you for the future. You will be able to expand on your undergraduate degree in environmental science, other natural or social sciences, engineering or health professions.

The master's degree is designed with your goals in mind and prepare you for supervisory roles and professional advancement. Courses emphasize a risk-based approach to the solving of environmental problems. Evaluating alternative energy systems, finding solutions to environmental problems and understanding the effects of global climate change and pollution control are just some of the issues you'll tackle, gaining the knowledge needed to be employed in key positions addressing environmental impacts.

Degree

Graduate Certificate

  • Environmental Studies Graduate Certificate

    You'll take a combination of courses that will prepare you for a leadership role in environmental science or management. The graduate certificate can be earned in 15 credit hours of courses with two tracks to choose from: Industry/Institutional Management or Risk Management.

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One More Thing

The interdisciplinary approach of the environmental science master’s program at YSU has allowed me to tailor my curriculum to further meet my future research and career interests. I have found the research-oriented focus of the department to be incredibly valuable, as my thesis is very fieldwork intensive, requiring ample knowledge of various research practices and techniques.”

Leah Kaldy, Class of 2016