Program description

The MS in environmental and resource management degree provides students with a background in the sciences, engineering, environmental science, natural resource management, environmental health and safety, or other affiliated areas with the regulatory and technical background to mitigate the environmental impact of industrial sources of pollution, ensure compliance with environmental regulations, and manage and preserve natural ecosystems. The curriculum focuses on areas such as environmental law, air pollution, soil and groundwater contamination, environmental toxicology, hazardous waste management, natural resources, worker health and safety, and international environmental laws and policies. Classes in the master’s degree program are available in both face-to-face and online formats.

Degree options

Environmental and resource management MS

Program description

The MS program in environmental and resource management provides students who have a background in the sciences, engineering, environmental science, natural resources management, environmental health and safety, or other affiliated areas with the regulatory and technical background to mitigate the environmental impact of industrial sources of pollution, ensure compliance with environmental regulations, and manage and preserve natural ecosystems.

The curriculum focuses on areas such as environmental law, air pollution, soils and groundwater contamination, water law and policy, environmental toxicology, hazardous waste management, natural resources management, occupational health and safety, sustainable development, and international environmental laws and policies.

Graduate courses are available in a traditional face-to-face format as well as web-based distance learning. While the faculty and program are based at the Polytechnic campus, the entire program can be completed online. It is possible to complete the program within two years, including summers. Many students are working professionals and are able to finish the degree while working full time.

Graduates are employed by manufacturing and mining industries, federal, state and local environmental and water agencies, environmental firms, utilities, international agencies such as the U.N. and World Bank, and NGOs.

Water management concentration MS

Program description

The MS degree program in environmental and resource management provides students with a background in the sciences, engineering, environmental sciences and other related disciplines along with the regulatory and technical backgrounds needed to mitigate the environmental impact of industrial sources of pollution, ensure compliance with environmental regulations, and manage and preserve natural ecosystems.

The concentration in water management focuses on issues of water quality, supply, conservation and augmentation strategies. This program is applicable especially to people who work in municipal, state, federal and tribal water and environmental agencies, water providers to urban and agricultural users, manufacturing and mining industries, as well as those interested in sustainable development in this country and around the world.

*GRE Waiver: GRE scores will NOT be required for all MS applications for Spring 2022 and Fall 2022 admission terms. Terms beyond that are subject to change. GRE waivers do not apply to PhD applications.

Application deadlines

Fall Applications:        April 1
Spring Applications:    September 15

Contact Us

The Polytechnic School
Graduate advising office
polygrad@asu.edu