The Master of Science in Global Environmental Studies (MSGES)
Arts & Sciences
Information sessions: Learn more about graduate certificate and degree programs that prepare you to work in any field grappling with global environmental realities.
Our Master of Science in Global Environmental Studies (MSGES) qualifies graduates with science backgrounds to understand and attack international challenges from a sustainable systems perspective, and prepares those with business backgrounds to develop intervention skills for dealing with environmental management problems.
The program features a high degree of flexibility for selecting courses suited to your career plans; an emphasis on research, data analysis, and publication; opportunities for international collaboration; direct interaction with faculty scholars; and development of technical skills and certification. You will acquire skills certification, field experience, internships, and international/cultural training, and will be qualified for environmental technology careers, or to move forward in advanced graduate studies.
You will work directly with research faculty in a multidisciplinary department, gaining extensive hands-on experience in well-equipped laboratories. The degree program can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis.
The program includes collaboration with professors and students at the China University of Geosciences (CUG) at Wuhan, including study abroad opportunities for U.S. students, and a student exchange program for Chinese students.
The Fast Start option offers undergraduate students at Bryant the potential to complete a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree at Bryant in five years. It is primarily for Environmental Science majors who can assemble 400/500 level courses to complete the program in a minimum of one additional year plus one summer, with the possibility of using the summer between the junior and senior year.
Completion of a thesis resulting from a laboratory or field research project is required. International experiences are encouraged.
tuition information for 2014-2015 academic year
MSGES (10 courses)
- $2,796 per course
Examples from the curriculum
|Global Change and Geochemical Impact||Elective|
|Green Technology for Sustainability||Elective|
|Global Health Challenges – Epidemiology Studies||Elective|
|Instrumental Analysis for Environmental and Life Sciences||Elective|
|Biomarkers and Isotope Signals||Elective|
|Innovation and the Global Energy Crisis||Elective|
|Research Directed Study – Experimental Design||Elective|
|Issues in Environmental Science||Elective|
|Plant Diversity in Ancient and Modern Environments||Elective|
|GIS Tools – Climate Change and Coastal Planning||Elective|
|Environmental Policy: Decision Making and Problem Solving||Elective|
|Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment||Elective|
|Conservation in U.S. and China||Elective|
|Research Directed Study – Thesis Submission and Oral Defense||Required|