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The Environmental Science Master of Science Program is an innovative interdisciplinary program within the Department of Applied Environmental Science offering training in science and technology in the context of environmental policy.

Located at the nexus of world class research institutes, state and regional preserves, the Fort Ord National Monument, and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, CSU Monterey Bay is a prime location for studying the interconnection between watershed, terrestrial and marine environments. Offering two tracks, a professional internship or thesis, students have the flexibility to structure their graduate experience around their professional interests. Following completion of the program, students are equipped to pursue careers in applied scientific research, environmental resource management, environmental consulting, industry, government and non-profit organizations, environmental education, and further education in doctoral programs.

Students conducing research in agricultural field


Environmental Science M.S. News

  • Environmental Science M.S. Student Completes KQED Summer Internship

    Jazmine Mejia-Muñoz, a graduate student in the Environmental Science Master's of Science Program at CSUMB, was this year’s recipient of the CSUMB-KQED Scholarship in Science Media Communication. The internship was funded by the Fuhs Family Foundation Fund through Community Foundation for Monterey County. As the recipient of this scholarship, Jazmine had the opportunity to participate in a paid summer internship in science communication at KQED Public Media in San Francisco.

  • DoD Grant to Help Advance Fog Research at CSUMB

    SEASIDE, Ca., Sept. 10, 2019 – California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) College of Science Professor Dan Fernandez has secured a Department of Defense (DoD) grant that will help fund enhanced technology used in fog collection research at CSUMB.

  • CSUMB Science Faculty, Researchers, and Students are at the Forefront of Agricultural Innovations

    The state of California is aiming to establish more sustainable, safe and efficient agricultural practices - and CSUMB faculty, researchers and students are leading the way!

  • Recent Graduate Currently Serving as NASA DEVELOP Research Participant

    Arev Markarian, a recent graduate of the Applied Marine and Watershed Science master’s program, is currently serving as a DEVELOP Research Participant at NASA Ames Research Center. The NASA DEVELOP National Internship Program utilizes interdisciplinary research projects to address environmental, public policy, and community concerns across the globe.

  • Associate Professor Contributes to National Academy of Sciences Reports on Coral Reef Persistence

    Dr. Cheryl Logan, Associate Professor at CSUMB, has spent the past year and a half serving as 1 of 12 international members on a National Academy of Sciences committee researching interventions to increase coral reef persistence in the face of climate change. Of the 12 committee members, Dr. Logan was the only CSU faculty member chosen to serve on this committee.

  • Graduate Student Defends Thesis on Bioassessment Tools for Non-perennial Rivers and Streams

    Matthew Robinson, current Applied Marine and Watershed Science student, recently defended his Master’s thesis. Matt has spent the past three years as a Graduate Research Assistant under the supervision of Dr. John Olson, developing dry-phase biological assessment tools for non-perennial rivers and streams (NPRS).