Offered on campus
With a Master of Science in Environmental Science (MSES) degree from the O’Neill School, you’ll become an environmental professional—mastering the science along with the analytical and policy skills needed to apply scientific knowledge and lead the way toward solving environmental issues facing our global society. Our MSES program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation.
Always complicated, the issue of water is becoming even more complex and controversial as world population increases and climate changes. The water resources concentration gives you the problem-solving skills needed in this increasingly important field. You’ll learn about biological and physical aspects of water in the environment through courses including wetland ecology and management, stream ecology, groundwater-flow and water-quality modeling, and fisheries management.
You’ll develop a wide range of skills, including modeling, pollution prevention, watershed assessment, wetland restoration, and wastewater treatment. You’ll add training in environmental management and policy to ensure that you can translate your science to the public and to policymakers. You'll graduate well-positioned for careers in government, nonprofit organizations, consulting firms, industry-based departments of environmental management at international or national levels, or fast-growing and often innovative state and municipal organizations.