Master of Arts (MA) in Environmental Studies

University of North Carolina Wilmington
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
Qualification
Master's Degree
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
Duration
2 years
Intakes
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Tuition fee (local)
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Tuition fee (foreign)
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Entry Requirements

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college, or its equivalent (due to the diversity of areas of emphasis within the program, it is not required that the successful applicant possess a degree in Environmental Studies)
  2. Strong academic performance in an undergraduate curriculum indicated by a minimum of a GPA of 3.0 or higher, or its equivalent
  3. Indication of graduate academic potential reflected by satisfactory performance on the Graduate Record Examination
  4. Indication of graduate academic potential reflected by three letters of recommendation from individuals in professionally relevant fields
  5. Concurrency of personal goals with the focus of the environmental studies graduate curriculum

Curriculum

Core Requirements (15 credit hours)

All students are required to complete the following classes:

EVS 501 Introduction to Environmental Problems & Policy (3)
EVS 515 Field Methods in Environmental Studies (3)
EVS 518 Research Methods in Environmental Studies (3)
STT 501 Applied Statistical Methods (3)

One course from:

BIO 534 Advanced Topics in Ecology (3)
ECN 525 Environmental Economics (3)
ECN 530 Natural Resource Economics (3)
ENG 557 Theory and Practice of Technical Communication (3)
EVS 505 Advanced Environmental Studies (3)
EVS 564 Natural Resource Policy and Administration (3)
EVS 570 Advanced Environmental Law and Policy (3)
HST 533 Seminar: U.S. Environmental History (3)
PLS 543 Environmental Policy Analysis (3)
PLS 544 Resource Economics (3)
PLS 562 International Environmental Policy (3)

Applied Learning (3 credit hours)

To ensure that students are able to employ skills and knowledge gained in the program within an applied, capstone setting, they are required to complete either the Seminar/Final Project or the Practicum in Environmental Studies. Both courses provide extended opportunities for fieldwork, research or creative projects and helps the student to bridge related theory with practical applications. Determination of which curricular direction will be taken is based upon the level of prior professional experience in the environmental field, requiring progressive levels of responsibility. Those individuals with 3 or more years in the field will complete the Seminar/Final Project. Those with less than 3 years will complete the Practicum in Environmental Studies. Students are required

EVS 595 Seminar/Final Project or (3)
EVS 597 Practicum in Environmental Studies (1-6)

Concentrations (15 credit hours)

All students are also required to pursue a concentrated area of study in Environmental Education and Interpretation, Coastal Management, or Environmental Management. Students can also elect to plan their own curriculum in the Individualized Study concentration. Students electing to pursue the Individualized Study concentration should consult with the Environmental Studies graduate coordinator. A maximum of 6 total credit hours from any combination of EVS 591, EVS 597, and/or EVS 598 may be applied toward the degree.

Coastal Management

All students pursuing a concentration in Coastal Management must complete the following:

EVS 520 Foundations of Coastal Management (3)

12 credit hours of elective approved by the EVS graduate program advisor

Environmental Education and Interpretation

All students pursuing a concentration in Environmental Education and Interpretation must complete the following:

EVS 525 Foundations of Environmental Education and Interpretation (3)

12 credit hours of electives approved by the EVS graduate program advisor

Environmental Management

All students pursuing a concentration in Environmental Management must complete the following:

EVS 540 Foundations of Environmental Management (3)

12 credit hours of electives approved by the EVS graduate program advisor

Individualized Study

All students pursuing an Individualized Study concentration must complete the following:

15 credit hours of electives approved by the EVS graduate program advisor

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