Environmental issues have multiple dimensions involving the natural, social, and physical sciences. Plymouth State University’s Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy graduate degree program provides an opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary, field-based applied research that will prepare you for a career as a scientist or research manager in agencies, non-profit organizations, consulting firms, government, and academia.
Working closely with faculty members with expertise in areas such as watershed and forest ecosystems, hydrology, climate change, ecological economics, land use planning planning, and science education your learning experience will give you the skills to address the relationships between science and policy, make decisions for social and ecological sustainability and resilience, and be an effective communicator of science,
The Center for the Environment coordinates the degree program with PSU’s College of Graduate Studies. The Center lends its expertise and knowledge in engaging on- and off-campus partners. These partnerships provide opportunities for you to work with faculty on thesis and research projects, many of which take full advantage of conducting research in northern New England’s lakes and forests, including Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, a premier ecosystem science watershed program.
On campus, the Boyd Science Center, a 76,000 sq. ft. research and learning facility, houses the Environmental Research Laboratory, teaching facilities, student offices, and academic departments.