The online master’s program in Environmental Management provides advanced training to students with regard to essential managerial skills and technical knowledge in preparation for work in a variety of public, private and non-profit arenas, with emphases on environmental protection, sustainable practices and compliance in the work place. The program also provides opportunities for prospective students who are already working in these areas but need to obtain further education and/or credentials for professional advancement. The curriculum addresses issues concerning environmental policy, auditing and compliance, and management with respect to various media including air, water, and soil and climate change adaptations. This degree program uses course that have previously been offered as electives in other degree programs and requires that the final project has an environmental management focus. The program offers unique, flexible and interdisciplinary curricula, designed to help students acquire or improve their knowledge base by being able to identify, evaluate and analyze environmental problems, develop quality solutions grounded in sound management and mitigation principles, and address the policies and legal aspects of environmental issues. Owing to the wide variety of courses being offered in the curriculum and, the interdisciplinary nature of the online delivery mechanism, students will be provided with greater flexibility to select courses, based on their professional goals and interests.
Course and Credit Requirements for the Master Of Science (Online)
The 32-credit hour Master of Science in Environmental Management encompasses a variety of formats to include asynchronous instruction and interaction irrespective of location. However, most online courses are instructor-led and virtual classroom based. This format is largely instructor dependent, presenting information to the student in a systematic way. The programs is offered using rolling admission. Admitted students may enter at the beginning of the Fall, Spring, or Summer semester. The final project/paper will account for 6 credit hours of the core requirements. Following the completion of 15 credits, students are required to be admitted to Candidacy. In addition to the course work outlined above, students must present 1) an acceptable document comprising a minimum of 20 pages on a selected professional problem or a report of training and 1) pass a Final Oral Examination based on the document as determined by the Advisory Committee.
Curriculum for Online Master of Environmemtal Management (M.S.) Degree