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Environmental Science

MS in Environmental Science

The environmental science master's degree program prepares students to develop innovative solutions to pressing environmental issues. Grounded in rigorous scientific research and analysis with a multidisciplinary examination of the natural sciences, the MS in environmental science also delves into the politics, policies, and economics of environmental concerns.

Students are encouraged to gain practical field experience through an internship at one or more of the many public and private environmental organizations in the Washington, DC, area. Students have opportunities to conduct research with faculty in the department, associated and affiliated faculty at AU, or at one of the many renowned research institutions in the area.

Graduates will be prepared to engage in high-level, environmental problem solving. Typical positions our graduates hold are with the Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and National Science Foundation, although some move on to PhD programs in environmental science.

Video: A Look Inside Environmental Science

Environmental science student Nicole Condon

Faculty and students discuss what sets the environmental science program apart.

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