Master of Environmental Management


The Master in Environmental Management offers students an attractive pathway to a fully-online, stackable professional graduate degree aimed at equipping students with the critical skills and advanced training needed to address today’s complex environmental challenges while meeting industry needs.

The program integrates core themes that underpin the curriculum across existing certificates in areas such as resource management, methods of environmental analysis, effective data communication, and problem-solving techniques that best inform decision-making with the goal of developing leaders and stewards of our natural resources.

Through an engaging and collaborative online learning environment, students will have the opportunity to focus on two of three environmental science graduate certificates currently offered through URI Online.

Students will then have the opportunity to explore and hone their professional leadership skills within the context of their chosen areas of interest through an Environmental Leadership in Practice course. This course emphasizes effective leadership styles, communication approaches, conflict resolution and group dynamics across environmental sectors.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • College transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of purpose
    • Interest in program
    • Relevant work experience
    • Reasons for applying to the online program at URI
    • Professional goals, as well as plans for achieving these goals

Certificate Programs

Fall 2024 Dates

7/30Application Deadline
9/3Classes Begin

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Career Opportunities

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Completing this program opens doors to diverse career opportunities in fields such as environmental consulting, sustainable resource management, and policy analysis. Graduates may find rewarding roles in government agencies, non-profit organizations, or private companies dedicated to environmental conservation and management. With specialized knowledge in environmental science, policy, and economics, professionals with this degree can drive positive change towards a more sustainable future.


Conducts assessments, advises on pollution prevention measures, and provides guidance on environmental management systems.


Develops and implements strategies to improve an organization’s environmental performance and promote sustainable practices.

Environmental Policy Analyst

Evaluates the effectiveness of policies, proposes changes or regulations, and advocates for environmentally responsible practices.

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