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Online Master's Degree

Environmental Management

Environmental Management
Master of Science
  • 36 credits
  • Transfer up to 6 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $514 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 needed to be effective environmental managers today. These include knowledge of basic ecosystem concepts, major energy and environmental policies and regulations, environmental risk assessments and audits, and application of these concepts to land use management, water resource management, waste management, and air quality management. Perfect for mid-career professionals, the environmental management master’s program offers you the opportunity to build decision-making skills and practical experience that will give you the confidence to lead.

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 641)
  • (3 Credits, ENVM 643)
  • (3 Credits, ENVM 644)
  • (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.
  • 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 five-year time frame to be applied toward a graduate degree.

Please review the overall master’s degree requirements for additional considerations.

Sequence Course
(0 Credits, UCSP 615)
(3 Credits, ENVM 600)
(3 Credits, ENVM 610)
(3 Credits, ENVM 641)
(3 Credits, ENVM 643)
(3 Credits, ENVM 644)
(3 Credits, ENVM 647)
(3 Credits, ENVM 649)
(3 Credits, ENVM 650)
(3 Credits, ENVM 651)
(3 Credits, ENVM 652)
(3 Credits, ENVM 653)
(3 Credits, ENVM 670)

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022–2023 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.
  • We recommend
    (0 Credits, UCSP 605) if you'd like to improve your graduate writing skills.

Environmental Awareness Club

The Environmental Awareness Club offers opportunities to interact with professionals in environmental management. 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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