Environmental Studies MA

Translating Scientific Results to Best Practices

The MA Environmental Studies Program caters to professionals in the environmental sector, facilitating the seamless integration of scientific findings into management, policy, and education practices. It accommodates individuals already employed in the field, recent graduates, and those aspiring to attain comprehensive and advanced training in environmental management, policy, or education. 

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Program Overview

The program provides students with professional experience while acquiring a graduate degree. Students are required to complete a professional internship with a local agency or environmental organization. That experience culminates with the production of a capstone scholarly document customized for the specific internship experience. The program also permits already employed environmental professionals to adopt their current professional responsibilities into their internship.

This program does not require the completion of a thesis. The curriculum and professional internship are very manageable through a 2-year, full-time commitment. A longer time to graduation would be required of persons entering as part-time students.

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Who Should Consider This Degree?

The Environmental Studies MA Program is well-suited for individuals seeking careers and leadership positions in various fields related to environmental studies.

Graduates of this program will possess advanced education that opens doors to diverse career possibilities in the following areas:

  1. Environmental agencies of local, state, and federal government.
  2. Consulting firms involved in environmental program assessments and private firms aiming to be environmentally responsible or assess their environmental impacts.
  3. Non-governmental organizations dedicated to environmental protection, requiring skills in environmental system assessment, program design for environmental protection, and critical analysis of public policies.
  4. Non-traditional environmental educational facilities and programs offering education from children to adult levels in informal, public settings.

The Environmental Studies MA Program addresses the urgent and growing needs in the field, both within the State of Florida and nationwide. It serves as an effective terminal degree for individuals seeking entry into environmental-related careers at a high level.

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Environmental Studies Students

Student Profile

The student profile provides the interquartile ranges (25th - 75th percentiles) of the grade point average (GPA) and entrance exam scores for students admitted to a related graduate program during the previous three years. (Because the MA program is new, specific data for admitted students are lacking). This information is intended to assist applicants in determining opportunities for admission.

  • Undergraduate GPA Range: 3.1-3.5
  • GRE Scores (Verbal): 148-157
  • GRE Scores (Quantitative): 147-156

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