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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.

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Environmental Science M.S. News

  • ENSCI Graduate Student Earns the Provost's Graduate Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement

    Alexandra Thomsen, a graduate student in the Environmental Science master's program, was recently selected to receive the Provost's Graduate Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement.

  • Congratulations to our 2020 Graduates!

    On behalf of the Environmental Science M.S. faculty, we want to extend a well-earned congratulations to our 2020 graduates! We wish we could be celebrating with you all in person today, but know that we are cheering for you from afar!

  • ENSCI Student Defends Thesis on Native Species Response to Goat Foraging

    John Inman, a current graduate student in the Environmental Science master's program, recently defended his thesis on 'Native species response to goat foraging in a California coastal grassland.' With the guidance of his faculty advisor, Dr. Fred Watson, Inman conducted his thesis research in Fort Ord National Monument.

  • ENSCI Graduate Student Monitors Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Stefanie Kortman is a current graduate student in the Environmental Science master's program and an alumna of the Environmental Science, Technology, and Policy undergraduate program at CSUMB. She currently serves as a Graduate Assistant in the Department of Biology and Chemistry and is a recipient of the California State University Agricultural Research (CSU ARI) Institute Scholarship.

  • Full Circle Journey: U.S. Army officer who closed Fort Ord now a CSUMB professor

    Assistant Professor John Olson first arrived at the soon-to-be California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) campus in the summer of 1991 as a U.S. Army Captain, at a time when the “campus” had a much different purpose. Olson has had the unique privilege of leading both the young soldiers stationed at Fort Ord in the early 1990s and teaching CSUMB students in the Department of Applied Environmental Science in 2019.

  • Environmental Science Graduate Student Research

    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. We recently touched base with two Environmental Science thesis students to learn more about their applied scientific research.