Master of Environmental Science and Management

Student Opportunities

Student Testimonials

Learn about the MESM program directly from some of our former students.

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Graduate School Support

The URI Graduate School offers a number of services to support applicants and enrolled students with everything from Disability, Access, and Inclusion to Funding Opportunities, Health Insurance, and Housing.

Financial Support

There are a limited number of fellowship and assistantship opportunities available that provide tuition support for MESM students. Many students find hourly employment on campus assisting with faculty research, supporting undergraduate teaching, and serving in administrative roles.

Fellowships and tuition scholarships that are available to incoming students with application deadlines in March:

Fellowships and tuition scholarships with application deadlines in November: 

Internships and Jobs

The MESM program maintains a listserv that regularly shares advertisements of internship and jobs. We also have a fantastic alumni network that includes people working at all levels of government, the private sector, and non-profit organizations. The majority of MESM graduates remain in Rhode Island or New England, but recent alumni also live and work in places like Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Indonesia, and Japan. According to a recent MESM alumni survey, about 80% of graduates find employment in a related field within 6 months of graduation, and the majority of them earn >$50,000/year.