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Master’s in Environmental Management

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The Department offers a Masters in Environmental Management (MEM) in conjunction with the M.J. Neeley School of Business – it is the only two-year professional degree of its kind in the region. The MEM degree is designed to equip students with the skills needed to bridge the gaps between science, business, NGOs, and government, and is beneficial for individuals planning to enter (or re-enter) the workforce upon graduation. Students completing degrees through our resource management program often find employment with consulting firms, engineering companies or governmental agencies.

Courses and Requirements


Prerequisites for the MEM degree: The department accepts students with a variety of undergraduate majors, including the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering. However, in order to be adequately prepared for the required coursework, MEM applicants should have completed two semesters in any combination of biology, geology or chemistry; one semester of either calculus or introductory statistics; and one semester of upper-level ecology. Students lacking some of this preparation may be accepted for admission, but are expected to make up the deficiencies prior to entrance by means of formal coursework or other arrangements agreed upon by the applicant and the director. The GRE is not required. Any submitted GRE score is part of a holistic review of each application.

As part of your graduate career, you may also choose to complete an internship (ENSC 70003) as a part of your curriculum. Please note that you are required to obtain permission from the graduate internship advisor prior to completing an internship, and you may be required to submit a proposal to the program outlining the goals and objectives of the proposed internship.