Environmental issues have multiple dimensions involving the natural, social, and physical sciences. In Plymouth State University’s Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy graduate degree program, you’ll 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 who are respected professionals in areas such as forest ecology, plant biology, community planning, hydrology, environmental sociology, and science education your learning experience will prepare you to become an effective communicator of science, give you the skills to address the relationship between science and policy, and make decisions for social and ecological sustainability and resilience.
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, a GIS laboratory, teaching facilities, student offices, and academic departments.