The M.S. in Environmental Science program at UTC emphasizes sound scientific and technical training coupled with an understanding of contemporary socioeconomic, political and legal realities toward meeting the needs of academia, business, government, and the non-profit sector for scholars and professionals in this growing and interdisciplinary field.
Our faculty offer science- and policy-based core and elective courses that foster the development of advanced critical thinking and effective advocacy and communication skills toward addressing environmental issues in a holistic and real-world context.
While conducting a supervised thesis, internship, or learned discourse, our students contribute to the development of knowledge in the field through scholarly research and/or experience and prepare for careers with diverse employers including conservation organizations, consulting firms, government agencies, and schools, and for admission into doctoral and professional degree programs.
To earn the M.S. ESC degree at UTC, you must complete a program of study consisting of 36 total semester hours (i.e., credits) of course work. These hours include academic credit associated with core courses, electives, and a graduate capstone experience. Descriptions of these requirements follow.
Every ESC graduate student also must complete either 15 or 18 semester hours of unrestricted graduate electives. Your required number of elective hours is determined by the capstone experience that you choose to pursue in partial fulfillment of the degree. Specifically, students conducting a thesis or internship for the capstone experience must complete 15 hours of electives, while students conducting a learned discourse must complete 18 hours of electives. Your elective hours may be comprised of graduate-level elective courses offered by the Department of Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science (BGES) or graduate-level courses offered by other departments that are relevant to the study of environmental science and your specific degree program objectives as approved by your graduate advisor. Questions about the relevance of specific courses to your degree program (especially those offered outside of BGES) should be directed to your advisor and to the ESC Graduate Program Coordinator.
Each ESC graduate student must choose one of three capstone experiences for the program of study – thesis, internship, or learned discourse. You should consult with your graduate advisor to devise a formal plan for this experience appropriate for your academic objectives, research interests, and career goals. Ideally, you initiated this conversation with your prospective advisor when you were applying to the program.
If you are interested in studying for advanced level skills in measuring and analysing different issues in the environment and assessing their risks to that environment the programme at Aberdeen allows you to cover core disciplines and allows you to specialise in specific areas of interest. You can convert from a range of science and engineering degrees which are especially relevant though you can apply with demonstrable competency to study at postgraduate level from any degree discipline.
There are many employment options with an environmental science degree which can include regulating the environment across industry areas at government and local level. At Aberdeen you can choose to specialise in Hydrocarbon Risk Assessments which are very relevant to the city's oil and gas industry and air pollution generally worldwide, you can study ecology and management plans in relation to development, catchment management in relation to waterways and you can look at how we protect soils and other essential resources related to the food chain and species protection.
You can work in policy, regulation, consultancy or private companies with social responsibility and regulatory concerns internationally. There is also opportunity to explore further research and new enterprise development, further specialisms within environmental sciences and regulatory areas over the course of your career.
The systematic approach of this MSc programme enables you to deal with all scales of the environment. Throughout your studies you will have various opportunities to participate in work outdoors and apply your classroom and field work knowledge to real life situations. You will also gain experience using a range of tools for biological, chemical and physical measurement as well as models and data handling methods. Most importantly, at Aberdeen you will be part of a community that will help improve your knowledge and awareness of environmental science.
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A minimum of 30 degree credits are required to obtain an MS degree in Enviornmental Science. Candidates must consult with the Graduate Program Director (GPD) in designing appropriate programs of study. Otherwise, candidates can choose a thesis instead of 6 credits of course work. In this case, the program of study is designed in consultation with the candidate’s Main Research Advisor (MRA). The thesis option is required for those students who receive departmental or researched-based support. If candidates choose a thesis, the procedure is similar to the Ph.D. program.
Elective courses (9-15 credits) may be chosen from among all graduate courses offered at Rutgers-Newark Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Rutgers-New Brunswick Departments of Geological Sciences and Environmental Sciences or from among selected graduate courses offered at NJIT. There are a wide range of courses offered outside Rutgers-Newark that are used to satisfy degree requirements (with approval of the GPD in the case of a non-thesis student, and the MRA in the case of a thesis student). The list of courses is available each semester and is posted on the department webpage.
A thesis is required for those receiving departmental or research-based support. Register under EvSc 701 or 26:375:701 Master’s Thesis (6). Others may choose 6 credits of approved course work instead of a thesis. In addition to the minimum 30 degree credits required (i.e thesis option), all students who receive departmental or research-based awards must enroll each term in EvSc 600 Environmental Science Seminar when offered.
The M.S. Program in Environmental Geology Graduate work leading to the M.S. degree in Environmental Geology is offered in Newark for full- and part-time students in collaboration with the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Rutgers-New Brunswick and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at NJIT.
A Certificate in Environmental Geology at Rutgers-Newark is offered to graduate students admitted to the Rutgers-New Brunswick Geological Sciences Graduate Programs and to students admitted to the NJIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Programs or other NJIT environmental science or engineering graduate programs provided these students successfully complete 9 credits from the following 3-cr. graduate courses offered at Rutgers-Newark:
The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEES) Graduate Program in Environmental Science strives to have students complete degrees that allow them to become leaders in their areas of expertise in governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) and industry. The MS program in Environmental Geology and Environmental Science at Rutgers-Newark focuses on the following three learning goals.
Learning Goal 1 for Students: Obtain advanced knowledge in geoscience and environmental science
Learning Goal 2 for Students: Engage in and conduct original, publishable research (for those students pursuing the thesis option only)
Learning Goal 3 for Students: Professional career preparation
A Certificate in Environmental Geology at Rutgers University-Newark is offered to graduate students admitted to the Rutgers-New Brunswick Geological Sciences Graduate Programs and to students admitted to the NJIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Programs or other NJIT environmental science or engineering graduate programs provided these students successfully complete 9 credits from the following 3-cr. graduate courses offered at Rutgers University-Newark: