Master of Environmental Studies Thesis

Winter 2018 and Spring 2018 quarters

Taught by

Photo of Richard Bigley
forest ecology, sustainable forestry
Photo of Kevin Francis
history of science and technology
Erin Martin
chemical oceanography, biogeochemistry, freshwater ecology
Miranda Mellis
fiction, nonfiction, and contemporary literature
Photo of Mike Ruth
Geographic Information Systems (GIS), field deployment, workflow analysis
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energy and environmental policy, political ecology, social impacts of energy choices
Ted Whiteset square
geography, environmental studies
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ecology, conservation biology, wildlife biology
  • MES

To complete their degree, MES students are required to complete a 16 credit thesis. Students are assigned a faculty mentor or "reader" in fall quarter of their second year. 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