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MSES internship experience
Internships approved for course credit (maximum of 12 credit hours) require regular class registration and payment of tuition and fees. Non-credit internships require approval and must total at least 120 work hours. You’ll need to work with our Career Hub to determine internship eligibility and learn what our procedures are. If you are an international student, you should also consult IU’s Office of International Services.
Prior professional experience
For a maximum of six credit hours, you can apply previous professional experience toward your experiential requirement. At least one year of technical or administrative work experience is required to earn three credit hours. More than two years experience in environmental science or environmental management is required to earn between four and six credit hours.
Another way to fulfill the experiential requirement is through the thesis option which you can pursue for between 18-24 credit hours. This option involves research done under the supervision of a principal advisor and thesis committee. You must identify a faculty advisor early in your degree planning for this option—it can also count for your Capstone.