Graduate Programs

The Department of Earth and Environmental Science offers a doctoral program and is home to two professional master’s programs: the Master of Environmental Studies (MES) and the Master of Science in Applied Geosciences (MSAG).

The doctoral program provides independent research training in basic geoscience and environmental science. Applicants should hold at least a bachelor’s degree and have a background in a science or engineering field.

The professional master’s programs prepare full- or part- time students for a wide array of careers related to the environment and/or applied geosciences, including positions in government, non-profits, consulting, and industry. More than 400 alumni hold positions in environmental management, policy, sustainability, engineering geology, and consulting. Students in the MES benefit from interdisciplinary training while focusing on one of six concentrations, and students in the MSAG choose from three areas of concentration.

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