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Online Master's Degree

Environmental Management

Environmental Management
Master of Science
  • 36 credits
  • Transfer up to 12 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $524 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Improve the environment while advancing your career with a graduate degree in environmental management.

With an online master’s degree in environmental management from University of Maryland Global Campus, you'll demonstrate the knowledge, skills, abilities, and dispositions for effective ecosystem-based environmental management in today’s integrated, global environment. By exploring and assessing water, land, air, and climate systems, and applying knowledge and skills from a range of disciplines, you can formulate holistic, viable solutions to environmental problems. In this program, you can gain the skills to assess risk; communicate scientific, economic, ethical, and legal considerations for audits and consultations; work effectively in teams; and engage ethically with a wide variety of stakeholders. Your capstone course offers you the opportunity to work with an environmental organization, such as the Maryland Energy Administration or the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, on a consulting project.

Total Credits Required: 36

Initial Requirement

  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Core Courses

  • (3 Credits, ENVM 600)
  • (3 Credits, ENVM 610)
  • (3 Credits, ENVM 615)
  • (3 Credits, ENVM 641)
  • (3 Credits, ENVM 643)
  • (3 Credits, ENVM 647)
  • (3 Credits, ENVM 649)
  • (3 Credits, ENVM 650)
  • (3 Credits, ENVM 651)
  • (3 Credits, ENVM 652)
  • (3 Credits, ENVM 653)

Capstone Course

  • (3 Credits, ENVM 670)

  • (3 Credits, ENVM 600) and (3 Credits, ENVM 610) must be taken within the first 9 credits of study.
  • (3 Credits, ENVM 615) is prerequisite or corequisite for all subsequent ENVM courses.
  • You must complete 27 credits of program coursework before enrolling in (3 Credits, ENVM 670) .

General Master's Degree Requirements

  • You must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher at all times.
  • All degree requirements must be fulfilled within five consecutive years.
  • Any transfer credits must have been earned within the above five-year time frame to be applied toward a graduate degree.
  • Please review the overall master’s degree requirements for additional considerations.
Sequence Course
1 (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
2 (3 Credits, ENVM 600)
3 (3 Credits, ENVM 610)
4 (3 Credits, ENVM 615)
5 (3 Credits, ENVM 641)
6 (3 Credits, ENVM 643)
7 (3 Credits, ENVM 647)
8 (3 Credits, ENVM 649)
9 (3 Credits, ENVM 650)
10 (3 Credits, ENVM 651)
11 (3 Credits, ENVM 652)
12 (3 Credits, ENVM 653)
13 (3 Credits, ENVM 670)
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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2023–2024 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Master’s Degree Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each master's degree webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all master’s degrees.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Industry Snapshot

This program is designed to help you prepare for high-level environmental management roles in a wide range of organizations, including industrial, commercial, government, non-government, and military organizations. Possible career areas include environment and safety analysis, sustainability management, environmental policy analysis, and environmental management.

Larry H. (second from right), Newark, NJ & Julie W. (far right), Honolulu, HI

Jobs in Environmental Consulting
There are more than 134,000 people employed in the environmental consulting industry in the United States as of 2020.
Source: IBIS World | “Environmental Consulting in the US Employment Statistics 2005-2026" | 2020

Special Designations

Professional Science Master's Degree

Professional Science Master’s Degree

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Professional Science Master’s Degree

This program has received a special designation as Professional Science Master’s Degree program through the Council of Graduate Schools.

Professional Science Master's (PSM) programs are designed for students who are seeking a graduate degree in science or mathematics and understand the need for developing workplace skills valued by top employers.

Additional Program Information

We recommend an undergraduate course each in biology or chemistry; prior experience in an environmental field is also helpful. Strong writing skills are also encouraged.

Environmental Awareness Club

The Environmental Awareness Club offers opportunities to interact with a variety of environmental professionals. Activities have included webinars with professionals and alumni in the field, field trips, assisting in local cleanups, newsletters, and a P3 grant competition. It is available to graduate or undergraduate students, alumni, faculty, and staff members. Students and alumni can join the Environmental Awareness Club group on CareerQuest.  

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The company that I work for recommends UMGC for Environmental Management.

Stellar K., MS in Environmental Management, Monroe, NC


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