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Prospective MEM


The Masters in Environmental Management (MEM) degree teaches students how to analyze and manage natural environments for human benefit and ecosystem health. The Environmental Science and Management MEM course curriculum similar to that of the Professional Science Master (PSM). The primary difference is that the PSM requires 12 additional credits in “PSM Plus Courses.”  These PSM “Plus Courses” give students knowledge in the discipline of professional management and practices. The MEM program is also similar to that of the Master of Science (MS) degree.  The primary difference between the MEM and MS degrees is that MEM students must complete a project instead of a thesis. 

A Masters of Environmental Management degree prepares students for work in:

  • Environmental consulting
  • Resource agencies
  • City, county and state government
  • Industry

MEM Curriculum

The MEM curriculum requires students to complete three core courses (12 credits), three seminar courses (3 credits), one course in advanced statistical analysis (4 credits), three courses in the student's area of concentration (12 credits), two elective or supporting courses (8 credits), and a project and practicum (6 six credits).  Your area of concentration must include at least one management course.  Course selection must be approved by your major professor.

Core Course List

MEM Program Planning Grid


Admission to the Program

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