Graduate students present their research at the Third Annual Seminar for the Master of Science in environmental studies program. Learn more.
The Master of Science degree in environmental studies at Point Park University is a 30-credit interdisciplinary program intended to provide students with an understanding of the complex nature of environmental problems and their solutions. Offered in an accelerated format, the M.S. degree can be completed in as little as 11 months. Graduates will be prepared to function as environmental professionals in industry, regulatory agencies and non-profit organizations.
Upon successful completion of this program, you will:
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- Understand the complex nature of environmental problems and their solutions;
- Be knowledgeable regarding economic impact in natural resource development and sustainability, energy needs and pollution control;
- Understand the roles of local and federal governments and global institutions in solving environmental problems; and
- Appreciate how the environment affects human health, and major environmental health problems related to air and water quality, waste water and soil and hazardous waste management.
Some of the courses in the environmental studies master's degree program include:
- Economics and the Environment
- Politics and the Environment
- Exploring the Environment and Health Connection
- Environmental Communication
With a master's degree in environmental studies, you will have the option to pursue various areas including:
- Municipal Government Agencies
- Nonprofit Environmental Advocacy Organizations
- Regional Planning
- Environmental Consulting Firms
- Environmental Law
In the News: Matthew Opdyke, Ph.D., Point Park assistant professor of environmental studies, was featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article "The Next Page: The Secret World of Lichen."
Photo Gallery: Graduate Students Present Their Environmental Research