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Master's in Environmental Sciences


Master's in Environmental Sciences

As the 21st century unfolds, the environmental consequences of human activities are manifest on many levels. While technological advances and our understanding of natural processes and human behavior have the potential to help solve environmental problems, there is a great need to integrate ideas across academic disciplines and among relevant agencies. At its core, the Master of Science in Environmental Sciences at Emory seeks to integrate ecological and earth sciences with policy and social sciences.

Students in the M.S. program in Environmental Sciences will gain significant research experience through thesis coursework, faculty mentoring and a required intensive research opportunity. In tandem with research, the program will emphasize proficiency in quantitative skills; students will engage in a two-semester sequence of environmental statistics. Students will gain teaching experience by serving as a Teaching Assistant for at least one semester of their program.

Ready access to faculty is an essential component of the program. Students will work closely with ENVS faculty to develop a research focus and thesis. Graduates will be prepared to work in a variety of settings upon completion of the program, having gained the expertise to relate scientific findings to policy decisions through an in-depth understanding of the complexities of scientific understanding and training.

Graduates from the MS in Environmental Sciences at Emory are prepared with a terminal degree to begin working across a variety of sectors. Graduates also have the foundation to pursue further scholarship and close to half of the students that graduate are pursuing PhD programs. Our alumni are working across sectors - from sustainable city management practice to the U.N. Environment Programme.

Contact Information

Director of Graduate Studies

Professor Eri Saikawa

Graduate Program Coordinator

Leah Thomas

Tuition Information

Comprehensive information about tuition and fees for the graduate program is available through the Laney Graduate School.

We offer a limited number of tuition scholarships for accepted students. Notice of awards will be made when an applicant is offered admission to the program.