Learn to solve challenging environmental problems to advance your career, whether your focus is business sustainability, environmental health, legal policy or scientific research in a flexible, multidisciplinary master’s degree program.
Advance your career in the rapidly expanding green job market at a university heavily invested in research, with multiple disciplines associated with environmental sciences, policy and environmental justice conservation. A non-thesis option is available for working environmental professionals. A thesis track is available to customize the degree to your interests.
Internship or Research
Choose from two pathways, with the option to complete a research thesis or an internship capstone project.
Design an interdisciplinary, flexible degree program based on your prior experiences and career goals.
Enjoy guest speakers and join in our student community, the Graduate Organization of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment.
Take advantage of opportunities for teaching assistantships, tuition waivers and health insurance for qualified applicants.
What You’ll Study
Learn to solve problems of resource management and make decisions drawing on methods from various disciplines. Courses include management, finance, policy and economics along with earth and environmental resources studies. Examine current issues, policies and regulations pertaining to environmental studies.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Learning about and respecting diverse cultures and beliefs
Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making
Conducting experiments and analyzing data to gain new knowledge and insights in a scientific field
Identifying, analyzing and resolving problems or challenges using creative and effective strategies
Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems
Communicating scientific research and findings in a clear, accurate and compelling manner
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- Environmental Consultant
- Environmental Analyst
- Policy Analyst
- Environmental Advocate
- Resource Manager
Job Titles of Alumni
- Environmental Health Manager
- Operations Manager
- Environmental Scientist
- Environmental Planner
- Waste Specialist
- Principal Environmental Analyst
Average Alumni Salary
Five to 10 years after graduation without additional education $86,301
- Energy Resources
- Private Sector
Employers of Alumni
- S.C. Department of Health & Environmental Control
- National Park Service
- Three Oaks Engineering
- South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
- U.S. Forest Service
- Wildlands Engineering, Inc.