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Online Master's Degrees in Environmental Studies 2022

Students who seek to expand their career opportunities can build upon their bachelor’s degrees by completing a master program within the same field. Through one to three years of specialized coursework and research, they advance their knowledge and may become qualified experts. What is a Master in Environmental Studies? This program, typically defined as a Master of Science, offers a high-le… Read more

Students who seek to expand their career opportunities can build upon their bachelor’s degrees by completing a master program within the same field. Through one to three years of specialized coursework and research, they advance their knowledge and may become qualified experts.

What is a Master in Environmental Studies? This program, typically defined as a Master of Science, offers a high-level interdisciplinary study of major environmental issues that society currently faces. Potential coursework may involve biology, geology, economics, political science and more, fitting the multi-faceted challenges presented, and this is combined with fieldwork, research and a thesis paper. Students may be able to adjust their curriculum for specializations such as environmental planning, wetlands management, sustainable agriculture and more.

A Master in Environmental Studies provides an opportunity to acquire transferable career skills. Commonly, students gain competency in planning, analysis and developing arguments across multiple work environments. Many careers also benefit from the interdisciplinary perspective developed in this field.

This master program, and the duration and associated costs, can vary considerably between schools and students. Typically, expect about two years of course, lab and thesis work. To learn more, research the program on the university’s site or contact the appropriate admission office.

With a Master in Environmental Studies, students may become equipped with the knowledge and expertise needed to pursue scientific, technical or political careers regarding the environment. Among political and economic options, graduates may seek to become environmental consultants or town planners to advise on ecological standards. Various environmental engineers and researchers, meanwhile, work toward implementing or improving safe and functional industries and utilities. Those fond of fieldwork may be interested in becoming marine biologists, toxicologists or other such researchers investigating environmental impact.

As environmental studies is a broad field, many colleges can host such programs, possibly with focuses in technical or management aspects. Online programs may be offered, with a leaning toward theory in favor of fieldwork. To begin, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand

Human impact, loss of biodiversity and a growing awareness of environmental change make conservation biology more important every day.

Human impact, loss of biodiversity and a growing awareness of environmental change make conservation biology more important every day. -
Master Master
Full-time
Part-time
12 months
English
Campus
Online
 
Edith Cowan University
Joondalup, Australia

This course provides students with skills and experience in environmental science, focusing on project management, occupational health and safety, sustainability, monitoring a ... +

This course provides students with skills and experience in environmental science, focusing on project management, occupational health and safety, sustainability, monitoring and reporting. -
Master Master
Full-time
Part-time
4 semesters
English
Campus
Online
 
IMF Smart Education
Madrid, Spain

The master in environmental management of IMF seeks to train professionals who respond to the increase in demand that has been occurring in recent years in organizations and c ... +

The master in environmental management of IMF seeks to train professionals who respond to the increase in demand that has been occurring in recent years in organizations and companies in the field of environment. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
12 months
Spanish
Online
 

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ISDE Law Business School
Madrid, Spain +1 More

The Master in Real Estate, Urbanism, Environment and Smart Cities offers a broad and deep learning of all the legal, economic, strategic and financial elements that make up ur ... +

The Master in Real Estate, Urbanism, Environment and Smart Cities offers a broad and deep learning of all the legal, economic, strategic and financial elements that make up urbanism and the real estate world. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
Spanish
Sep 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Atlantic International University Masters Programs
Honolulu, USA

The Master of Environmental Science (MS) program objective is to help students develop expertise in the application of economics to problems of environmental and natural resou ... +

The Master of Environmental Science (MS) program objective is to help students develop expertise in the application of economics to problems of environmental and natural resource use and policy. The Master of Environmental Science program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic records and life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. -
Master
English
Sep 2022
Online
 
University of London
London, United Kingdom

The MSc Global Environment and Sustainability programme offers students modules covering pressing global contemporary environmental problems including climate change and envir ... +

The MSc Global Environment and Sustainability programme offers students modules covering pressing global contemporary environmental problems including climate change and environmental hazards, global food systems and health, water and energy resources, waste and pollution and biodiversity, biosecurity and conservation. -
MSc
Part-time
2 - 5 years
English
Online
 
University of Castilla La Mancha
Albacete, Spain +1 More

The University Master's Degree in Sustainable Growth and Development is the official postgraduate degree in Economics from the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences. Its s ... +

The University Master's Degree in Sustainable Growth and Development is the official postgraduate degree in Economics from the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences. Its scope of study is based on the analysis and measurement of the causal relationships between economic, social and environmental events, variables and effects. -
Master
Full-time
2 semesters
Spanish
Sep 2022
Online
 
University of Zagreb - Faculty of Agriculture
Zagreb, Croatia

The graduate study programme INTER-EnAgro offers theoretical and practical knowledge targeted at sustainable use and management of natural resources such as soil and water as ... +

The graduate study programme INTER-EnAgro offers theoretical and practical knowledge targeted at sustainable use and management of natural resources such as soil and water as well as positive and negative effects of human activities, primarily agriculture, on these resources. The programme is designed as a continuation of undergraduate studies and enables the continuation of studies at the postgraduate level. -
Master Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Siena
Siena, Italy

The Master's Degree course in Biology provides a highly specialised training course for the access to advanced levels of training (PhD) and to undertake scientific research in ... +

The Master's Degree course in Biology provides a highly specialised training course for the access to advanced levels of training (PhD) and to undertake scientific research in universities or in public or private research laboratories, project activities in biotechnology, pharmaceutical and agro/food companies and public and private organizations, and job opportunities in the fields of environmental impact, biodiversity and health. -
MSc MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
20 Sep 2022
Campus
 
Royal Roads University
Victoria, Canada

Are you ready to cultivate your own particular mastery at this watershed moment in human history? Are you ready to contribute to a more humane and habitable existence for all ... +

Are you ready to cultivate your own particular mastery at this watershed moment in human history? Are you ready to contribute to a more humane and habitable existence for all and lead from the ground up? Designed with the earth in mind, the Master of Arts in Environmental Education and Communication features a comprehensive curriculum with each course building upon the other to help integrate what you know with what you learn here so that meaning and purpose can better align with action in your life and work. Here, you will learn the skills, knowledge and tools of sustainability. -
MA
Part-time
2 years
English
12 Jul 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Structuralia
Alcobendas, Spain

This Master’s degree has been designed to provide professionals from different disciplines with the necessary knowledge and skills for applied research and for the management ... +

This Master’s degree has been designed to provide professionals from different disciplines with the necessary knowledge and skills for applied research and for the management of means and tools that can be used in the fields of Disaster Risk Management and climate governance. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
12 months
English
Online
 
University of the Highlands and Islands
Perth, United Kingdom

If you want to make a real difference towards the sustainability of mountain regions, this postgraduate course in Sustainable Mountain Development is for you. It has global re ... +

If you want to make a real difference towards the sustainability of mountain regions, this postgraduate course in Sustainable Mountain Development is for you. It has global recognition as a key activity of the UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Mountain Development. -
MSc
Part-time
2 - 6 years
English
Sep 2022
Online
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

The MSc Global Energy and Climate Policy is the online version of the successful campus degree of the same name; housed within the Centre for International Studies and Diploma ... +

The MSc Global Energy and Climate Policy is the online version of the successful campus degree of the same name; housed within the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD) this programme’s focus is on policy and policymaking in the energy and climate space. The MSc introduces students to the key energy sources, their economic and technical bases and how they are regulated. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Online
 
Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana (FUNIBER)
Barcelona, Spain

The Master in Marine Science and Technology is specially designed to meet university graduates of medium or higher degree who, due to their personal characteristics or their e ... +

The Master in Marine Science and Technology is specially designed to meet university graduates of medium or higher degree who, due to their personal characteristics or their experience, may wish for quality training in the field of oceanography and coastal management. -
Master
Part-time
6 months
Online
 
The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

This online learning programme provides an interdisciplinary approach to conservation management. It draws together expertise from within the University of Edinburgh's Global ... +

This online learning programme provides an interdisciplinary approach to conservation management. It draws together expertise from within the University of Edinburgh's Global Health Academy and partner global associates, to deliver first-class teaching and research in the field of Biodiversity, Wildlife, and Ecosystem Health. -
MSc
Part-time
English
13 Sep 2022
27 Aug 2022
Online