Credits required
45 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 45 quarter credits are equal to 30 semester credits.
Cost per credit
$560 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
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4 per year

Professional Science Master's in Environmental Sciences – Online


Given the public’s increased interest in environmental issues – and the urgent need to solve the world’s most pressing challenges – earning an environmental sciences master’s degree will enable you to meet the rising demand for environmental scientists and specialists.

Increasing demand for scientists with business acumen

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, “employment of environmental scientists and specialists is projected to grow 8% from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations.”

Earning your M.S. in Environmental Sciences will prepare you to enter the workforce as a research-minded professional who can use social information – such as demographics, environmental policy and economic systems – to develop conservation plans and make decisions for the good of the environment. You’ll also be equipped to engage in scientific research in such areas as biogeochemistry, ecology and water resources to improve the understanding of complex systems.

As a graduate of the PSM in Environmental Sciences program, you’ll be able to advance your career or begin a new one by gaining the requisite skills and knowledge to develop sustainable solutions that balance environmental, health, business and social interests as continued population growth puts more pressure on the environment.

Sample job titles for environmental sciences graduates

  • Environmental scientist
  • Environmental manager
  • Geospatial scientist
  • Environmental planner
  • Environmental consultant
  • Sustainability analyst
  • City planner
  • Regional manager
  • Project scientist
  • Watershed technical specialist
  • Restoration specialist
  • Aquatic invasive species technician
  • Wildlife biologist

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