Founded in 1970, this interdisciplinary program is designed for exceptional students motivated by a variety of environmental issues. Students link knowledge from multiple disciplines to address real-world problems. The MSES program seeks students who want a learning-by-doing approach to develop their skills to innovate and advance solutions to the most pressing sustainability challenges of our time. Students have backgrounds ranging from business, humanities, and the social sciences to the physical and biological sciences and engineering. Working closely with a faculty advisor, they are provided with experiential research, hands-on training, professional development and strategies to succeed in a fast-changing field.
The Environmental Studies program takes advantage of the local environment and global opportunities. Athens, the home of Ohio University, is located in one of the most scenic parts of Ohio, near 12 state parks and the Wayne National Forest. The region has an emerging rural economy with strengths in alternative and renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, and waste to wealth enterprises. Environmental topics important to the area include:
- Sustainable agriculture
- Community planning and organizing
- Acid mine drainage
- Water resources management
- Natural resources, including timber and non-timber forest products
- Industry located near the Ohio River
Students have the opportunity to utilize a range of on-campus and community assets. The University’s research facilities include The Ridges, a 740-acre area with forests and farmland, also home to the Voinovich School. Nearby watersheds offer study of the impacts of abandoned coal mines and thriving watershed restoration projects. Dedicated laboratories are committed to studying ecological systems, clean energy, geochemistry and water quality. Finally, the local social and environmental entrepreneurship ecosystem supports growth of ventures in the region.
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- Seminar in Community-Based Environmental Studies
- Seminar in Environment and Society
- Ecology and Environmental Issues
- Concepts in Environmental Sustainability
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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Applications received after February 1 will be considered but applications will not be eligible for funding.
DisciplinesEnvironmental Management Environmental Sciences View 135 other Masters in Environmental Management in United States
A letter of intent detailing your proposed topics of study within Ohio University's applied learning experience. Connect your proposed topics with your academic background, skills, and relevant work experience. This letter of intent is also evaluated as a writing sample.Identify three Ohio University faculty members whose classes or research connect most directly to your intended areas of study.
Three letters of recommendation
Scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
If you are not a native English speaker you must submit your IELTS and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores
A personal interview or electronic correspondence is desirable but not required.
International1079 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1079 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
National1079 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1079 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
In-State583 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 583 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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