Master of Environmental Science and Management (MESM)
The Masters of Environmental Science and Management (MESM) is an interdisciplinary, interdepartmental, Masters Degree program designed for students who are seeking professional environmental positions in areas other than research.
The MESM program is normally completed in 16-21 months of full-time study. Part-time students are welcome, but require a longer time to complete the curriculum. It is considered to be a terminal degree. Students who plan to go on for a Ph.D. should enroll in the Master of Science in Environmental Sciences degree program. The MESM program draws from courses and experiential learning opportunities from departments within URI’s College of the Environment and Life Sciences (CELS).
Graduates of MESM will:
- know the fundamental principles of environmental science and how human activities affect environmental condition,
- integrate multidisciplinary aspects of real-world environmental problems and create practical, viable solutions to those problems,
- and determine the current state of scientific knowledge of an environmental issue and effectively communicate the scientific problem and possible solutions to diverse audiences.