Master of Arts in Environmental Studies
University of Illinois at Springfield

Program Details

The online Master of Arts in Environmental Studies program helps students gain an understanding of ways to balance social and economic needs with environmental realities.  Students also learn how to use resources imaginatively for sustainable development and become aware of the role of values in issue formulation and policy making.  Graduates will be able to develop basic literacy in the natural and social sciences and the humanities as they contribute to an understanding of environmental affairs, critically analyze environmental problems, and identify and evaluate environmental problems.  Concentrations are available in:

  • Sustainable Development and Policy
  • Environmental Planning and Management
  • Environmental Humanities


  • Minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.00
  • Completion of a 300-level or higher ecology course with lab, with grade of B or better
  • Undergraduate or work background sufficient for advanced course work in environmental studies
  • Personal academic statement 
  • Two informative letters of recommendation

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission