The Master of Science in Environmental Science (MSES) Program is for students seeking deeper understanding of the role that field-based science plays in determining economic and political policies that shape northern regions. The science portion emphasizes both knowledge and practical field abilities in biology, chemistry, and geology. The policy portion emphasizes the historical development of current policies, agreements, laws, and regulations, as well as their use and effects.
We seek talented new and recent graduates of four-year programs as well as working adults seeking to advance in the natural sciences. Our MSES students represent a wide range of academic backgrounds and work experiences – and include successful candidates whose background may not be in science.
The following are the degree objectives for Master of Science in Environmental Science:
- Increase knowledge of environmental science and policy and apply this knowledge in field and laboratory settings
- Develop skills in written and oral communication to the level of delivering professional presentations and crafting publishable papers
- Apply analytic techniques including modeling, statistical inference, and database management
- Design, undertake, analyze, write and defend an original research project as a graduate thesis