Master of Science

Environmental Science Online

Address environmental problems by studying the natural world.

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Experience a self-paced program with diverse electives
Pursue employment opportunities in the public and private sectors
No. 13 in Best Online Master’s Degrees in Environmental Science by Online Master’s Degrees — 2023

Environmental Science, M.S. Overview

The University of West Florida’s synchronous M.S. in Environmental Science program can provide you with advanced education and research in earth and environmental sciences and can prepare you to solve contemporary environmental problems. In the synchronous program you meet for lectures in real-time with the instructor at regularly scheduled times. Throughout our program, you will learn key concepts in geographic information science, soil science, coastal science, meteorology/climatology, human-environment interactions and environmental planning, policy and politics. Our program will also build upon foundational proficiencies in chemistry, geosciences, geographic information systems and remote sensing.

With your comprehensive knowledge in environmental science, you could pursue a career as an environmental scientist, GIS professional, urban planner and natural resource manager. You might also work as a conservation scientist, hydrologist or even a teacher. With options in both the private and public sectors, careers for environmental science graduates are plentiful.

UWF’s environmental science program features flexibility in pace and available electives, ensuring that you can complete your M.S. at a comfortable speed while you concentrate on courses that hold your interest. Our program offers one-on-one communication with faculty through synchronous coursework. Many courses are offered during convenient times in the late afternoon or early evening, which enables you to pursue work or personal responsibilities as you learn. No matter the circumstance, you will find that our faculty are approachable and helpful.

Candidates for This Program Include:

  • Working professionals seeking career advancement in the field
  • Students who recently completed a bachelor’s in environmental science or associated field

You Will Be Able To:

  • Work one-on-one with our expert faculty
  • Design your own studies after examining published environmental science research
  • Select a variety of electives that align with individual interests
  • Gain valuable experience in an internship, if desired