2 years
Jan Sep
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Foreign students
USD 44,274
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The Master of Environmental Studies (MES) degree teaches graduates to be creative, critical thinkers with the research skills required for the complex nature of professional environmental work and leadership.

  • Highly Participatory & Interdisciplinary Curriculum
  • Explore the ecological, economic, political, social, and cultural impacts of various environmental challenges through the requiredcore sequence.
  • Develop specialized skills in a wide variety of environmental subjects with electives.
  • Research an environmental issue of your choice while completing your thesis.
  • Receive narrative evaluations that assess your performance instead of grades; classes at Evergreen are credit/no credit.
  • Team-taught Evening Classes

Entry Requirements

  • Show evidence of writing, analytical and general communication skills of high quality and at a level appropriate for graduate study.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in the last 90 graded quarter hours or the last 60 graded semester hours. We will calculate your GPA when you apply. To find out ahead of time or for your own knowledge, you can use this GPA spreadsheet (Excel) to determine your GPA.
  • Have earned a bachelor's degree (BA or BS in any subject) from a regionally-accredited U.S. institution of higher education prior to enrollment or its equivalent from a foreign institution.
  • Complete at least 15 undergraduate quarter credits in social science and 15 undergraduate quarter credits in natural science (recommended).
  • Complete the Graduate Record Examination (GRE); scores expire after five years. Not required for applicants who hold an advanced degree (e.g. Master's, PhD, JD, MD). MES does not require a minimum score, as applications are reviewed on a holistic basis. Please take the general GRE - do not take a subject test.
  • Be proficient in English: Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency.