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Master of Science in Environmental Studies

Program Details

Green Mountain College offers an online Master of Science in Environmental Studies degree. The program is designed for working professionals who are looking for further expertise on environmental issues to help advance their careers. Students will learn knowledge to be able to work in communities or laboratories and make a difference in the environmental field.

Students choose between three concentrations:

  • Conservation biology
  • Writing and communication
  • Self-design


  • Optional, but highly recommended 4-day residency per year
  • Official transcripts demonstrating conferral of a bachelor degree
  • Minimum undergraduate or cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Approximately two years of applicable experience to connect the course material to its application in the real world
  • Resume or CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Prerequisites in biology, ecology, chemistry, and statistics (applicable for the biology track)

Accreditation & Licensing

New England Commission of Higher Education