Our Master of Environmental Sustainability (MES) program is an accelerated one-year, 36 credit-hour degree program that will prepare you for a career dedicated to transforming sound environmental science and policy into actionable solutions that promote sustainability practices in the public, private, or nonprofit sector. In this program, you’ll get management know-how and technical training that will prepare you to meet the growing demand for “green” jobs across the nation. If you have relevant professional experience, you can complete the MES in a single academic year, starting with an intensive, one-week, 3-credit course before the fall semester, and then two semesters of 13-14 credits. Students without professional experience will be able to complete the MES degree in a single calendar year by starting the program during the summer semester.
Promote sustainability practices in a green career
Gain core competencies
The core curriculum of your MES program emphasizes management and critical thinking skills that promote applications of environmental sustainability. Your project management course will be completed before the fall semester as a one-week, 3-credit course.
The MES Core:
- Project Management for Environmental Sustainability
- Environmental Management
Choose one of four concentrations
By choosing one of our four MES concentrations, you will turn your area of interest into an area of expertise. Each MES concentration will be composed of both fundamental science courses and applications courses.
Capstone students work in groups on a complex problem, often for a real-world client. Some recent Capstones have included:
- Assessing climate change impacts on natural resources
- Evaluating and making recommendations for the National Water Quality Initiative
- Creating a Holistic Sustainability Index for Indiana and the Hoosier Environmental Council
O’Neill allowed me to gain valuable skills working collaboratively on projects with others and solving complex real-world problems.— Mohammed Alserheed, MES’19, Environmental Quality and Toxicology,Public Outreach Project Assistant, Earth Day Network, CITY