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.
Environmental Science M.S. News
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.
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.
ENSCI Graduate Students Present on History, Current Conditions, and Future Maintenance Plan for Sand City Habitat Preserves
Students in Dr. Fred Watson’s Advanced Watershed Science & Policy course recently presented on the history, current conditions, and future maintenance plan for the Edgewater and Sand Dollar Habitat Preserves in Sand City, California.
Jake Cline, an alumnus of the Applied Marine and Watershed Science graduate program, recently published his thesis research in the Journal of Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A.
Forrest Melton, adjunct faculty member, was recently featured in a Monterey County Weekly Article: “Leaders in the realms of local food and ag talk about how we can eat according to our values”.
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.