Master of Environmental Studies Thesis

Winter 2017 and Spring 2017 quarters

Taught by

forest ecology, sustainable forestry
history of science and technology
chemical oceanography, biogeochemistry, freshwater ecology
fiction, nonfiction, and contemporary literature
Geographic Information Systems (GIS), field deployment, workflow analysis
energy and environmental policy, political ecology, social impacts of energy choices
geography, environmental studies
ecology, conservation biology, wildlife biology
  • MES

To complete their degree, MES students are required to complete a 16 credit thesis, the prospectus for which is finished in the Fall quarter during Case Studies. At the end of Case Studies, and prior to Winter quarter, students are assigned a faculty mentor, or "reader."  Each reader is assigned a CRN (course reference number) for Winter quarter and a different CRN for Spring quarter, and students will be notified of their reader's CRN by email from the MES office prior to registration for each quarter.  Students will take eight thesis credits each quarter. In addition to the thesis, students are required to attend an evening thesis workshop, which is usually offered on occasional Tuesday or Thursday evenings throughout the Winter and Spring quarters.  Students will be notified of exact details during Fall quarter. See our Thesis Resources page for more information.

Program Details


Winter Signature Spring Signature

Location and Schedule

Campus Location


Time Offered


Advertised Schedule

6-10p on occasional Tue or Thu

Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning