Master of Science in Environmental Science (MSES)

Earn an MSES degree and shape the future of environmental science

With a Master of Science in Environmental Science (MSES) degree from the O’Neill School, you’ll become an environmental professional—mastering the science, along with the analytical and policy skills needed to apply scientific knowledge and lead the way toward solving environmental issues facing our global society. Our MSES program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation.

Add an MPA to your MSES degree

Get more education in less time with a dual degree—combine your MSES with an MPA and earn two master's degrees in less time than it would take to earn each degree separately and become sought after by environmental agencies also seeking policy expertise.

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100%employment or continuing education rate for grads (2020-21)

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Benefit from our interdisciplinary approach

You’ll study at a top-tier research institution with access to an expansive and varied curriculum—earning an integrated, holistic degree from a school with an established, national reputation.

Graduate prepared to lead in the public, nonprofit, or corporate world, pairing big-picture ideas with hands-on experience.

The MSES Program

2years to complete

48credit hours

Learn from the best

Our faculty members are top research scientists, serious scholars, and dedicated educators, advisors, and mentors. They earn accolades—from National Science Foundation awards to Fulbright fellowships to the Nobel Prize. As a student at O’Neill, you’ll benefit from their expertise and work alongside them in a collaborative environment.

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The professors at the O’Neill School are some of the best researchers in their field and as a student you have them at your disposal. They’ll talk to you about their labs and other research opportunities available to you.

—Nicholas Scubelek, Intern with Indiana Geological and Water Survey
50 years at O'Neill