Program Requirements

MESM General Requirements

  • 36 credits in total to graduate
  • Must maintain a B average (3.0)
  • At least 1/2 non-research credits must be at 500/600-level, remaining credits can be at 400-level
  • Must have two credits of seminar, EVS 501 and EVS 502 are strongly recommended
  • Must have 9 credits of natural sciences
  • Must have 6 credits of social sciences
  • Must have 3 credits of statistics
  • Must take EVS 598 (Professional Masters Research) when writing major paper
  • EVS 597 (Internship) strongly recommended

Track Requirements

Conservation Biology

Core courses (21-25 credits), including:

  • Natural Sciences (12-16 credits)
    • Plant & Animal Biology (at least 3 credits)
    • Ecology (at least 3 credits)
    • Biodiversity Analysis & Management (at least 3 credits)
  • Social Sciences (6 credits)
  • Quantitative Methods (3 credits)

Elective courses (6-10 credits)

Independent study (3 credits: EVS 598)

Graduate seminar (2 credits)

Earth and Hydrologic Science

Core courses (21-25 credits), including:

  • Natural Sciences (12-16 credits)
    • Earth Surface Processes
    • Hydrology
    • Solid Earth Materials & Processes
    • Spatial Analysis & Remote Sensing
  • Social Sciences (6 credits)
  • Quantitative Methods (3 credits)

Elective courses (6-10 credits)

Independent study (3 credits: EVS 598)

Graduate seminar (2 credits)

Environmental Policy & Management

Core courses (21), including:

  • Natural Sciences (9 credits)
    • Courses from Geology, Hydrology, Soil Science, Ecology & Management, Remote Sensing & Spatial Analysis
  • Social Sciences (9 credits)
    • Courses from Policy, Management, Law, Economics, Research Methods
  • Quantitative Methods (3 credits)

Elective courses (10 credits)

Independent study (3 credits: EVS 598)

Graduate seminar (2 credits)

Environmental Planning and Design

Core Courses (25 credits) including:

  • Planning and Design (13 credits including at least 4 credits in a design studio).
    • 9 credits from the following planning courses:
      • CPL 410 Fundamentals of Community Planning Practice (3)
      • CPL 450 Urban Design (3)
      • CPL 483 Land Development (3)
      • CPL 485 Environmental Planning (3) REQUIRED
      • CPL 538 Site Planning (3)
      • CPL 539 Environmental Law (3)
      • CPL 549 Seminar in Ecological Planning (3) CAPSTONE
    • 4 credits from the following studio courses:
      • LAR 444 Landscape Architecture Design Studio III (4)
      • LAR 445 Landscape Architecture Design Studio IV (4)
  • Natural Sciences (9 credits)Quantitative Methods (3 credits)
    • Courses from Geology, Hydrology, Soil Science, Ecology & Management, Remote Sensing & Spatial Analysis

Elective courses (6 credits)

Independent study (3 credits: EVS 598)

Graduate seminar (2 credits: EVS 501, EVS 502)

Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis

Core courses (21-25 credits), including:

  • Natural Sciences (12-16 credits)
    • Remote Sensing & Spatial Analysis (at least 9 credits)
    • Earth & Ecosystem Science (0-7 credits)
  • Social Sciences (6 credits)
  • Quantitative Methods (3 credits)

Elective courses (6-10 credits)

Independent study (3 credits: EVS 598)

Graduate seminar (2 credits)

Sustainable Systems

Core courses (21-25 credits), including:

  • Natural Sciences (12-16 credits)
    • Natural Ecosystems (at least 3 credits)
    • Managed Ecosystems (at least 3 credits)
  • Social Sciences (6 credits)
  • Quantitative Methods (3 credits)

Elective courses (6-10 credits)

Independent study (3 credits: EVS 598)

Graduate seminar (2 credits)

Wetland, Watershed, and Ecosystem Science

Core courses (21-25 credits), including:

  • Natural Sciences (12-16 credits)
    • Three credits in each of Watersheds, Wetlands, and Ecosystems (at least 9 total credits)
    • Three credits in Earth Science, Soils, or Spatial Analysis (at least 3 credits)
  • Social Sciences (6 credits)
  • Quantitative Methods (3 credits)

Elective courses (6-10 credits)

Independent study (3 credits: EVS 598)

Graduate seminar (2 credits)