Environmental Sciences- Master of Environmental Science

For information, contact:
Director of Graduate Studies
Institute for the Environment and Sustainability (IES)
254 Upham Hall (513-529-5811)

Research and Support Facilities

Faculty are active in professional service projects, including agricultural ecology, GIS and resource analysis, conservation biology, sustainability, land use issues, pollution prevention, watershed management, water quality, stream and wetland restoration, and conflict resolution of environmental problems.

Facilities include dedicated rooms for graduate-student team projects for external clients (professional service projects), GPS and field equipment, a weather station at the Ecology Research Center, and instrumentation for the analysis of water quality in the Center for Aquatic and Watershed Sciences.

Admission Requirements

At least a 2.75 grade point average (4.00 scale) or 3.00 in the last two undergraduate years, three letters of recommendation, letter of intent, and a current resume of education and experience are required.

Program Requirements

  1. Satisfactory completion of 44 semester hours including: 24 hours in IES core courses, minimum of 14 hours in specialty electives, a minimum of six hours of interdisciplinary research leading to an internship, practicum or thesis.
  2. At the end of the second semester, a comprehensive examination is taken; it must be passed before proceeding with the program.
  3. Satisfactory completion and defense of a thesis, practicum, or internship.

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