The Master of Science in Environmental Studies degree is offered in this location:
The Master of Science in Environmental Studies (MSES) degree program is a four-term, 80-week, 36-credit-hour professional program. New cohorts form in August or January each year, with an average size of 15 students. The curriculum includes seven four-credit-hour classroom courses, plus three to-be-arranged courses totaling eight credit hours.
Each classroom course is offered in 11 four-clock-hour (44 contact hours) evening or Saturday sessions during a period of 10 weeks. Courses begin with an introduction to environmental studies, and then continue with graduate-level topics in environmental management, environmental health measures, energy and the environment, environmental geology, environmental biology, and environmental law. Included in these courses are lectures and discussions, guest expert presentations and discussions, and student presentations and discussions. Also, a practical, hands-on focus includes field trips and/or laboratory investigations. There are few examinations, so most of the course grades are based on other measurements. These include research papers, environmental site analysis reports, book summaries, case studies and oral presentations. The small class size affords a great deal of individual attention by a faculty of environmental professionals.
TBA courses included in the Environmental Studies graduate degree program are a four-credit-hour environmental internship designed to allow students to pursue supervised, hands-on studies in environmental areas of interest to them. A three-credit-hour environmental project allows students to develop and demonstrate expertise in a specific area of the environment. The culminating activity is a one-credit-hour Environmental Studies portfolio that demonstrates proficiency in the various expected outcomes of the program.
More than 80 students have graduated from the MSES degree program since its inception in 1989. A who's who list of environmental leaders in Kansas industry, government, education and environmental organizations would include a good number of individuals who have the MSES degree from Friends University. If you’re interested in obtaining a master's degree in Environmental Studies, Friends University can set you on your path.
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