Integrate your environmental studies across disciplines in a community of people who are driven to change the world.

Students scratch “MES” into the sand on a beach

The Master of Environmental Studies (MES) degree is an interdisciplinary degree that will prepare you for the complex nature of professional environmental work. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to be an environmental leader.

Graduates from the Master of Environmental Studies program have gone on to work in many different environmental fields, as well as study at the Ph.D. level. Learn more about graduates and their work.

The Evergreen Woods

The Best Environment for Studying the Environment

We’re located at the south end of the Salish Sea (Puget Sound) in Olympia, Washington, so you’ll be close to mountains, rivers, wetlands, forests, and shorelines. It’s the ideal location for studying and enjoying the nature.

Olympia’s Capitol Building

Influence Environmental Policy and Practice

As the state’s capital, Olympia is home to legislators and state agencies, with opportunities to learn and influence environmental policy and practice.

You’ll also appreciate the vibrant local food scene, including the Farmer’s Market and Evergreen's own organic farm. Find out more about what makes Olympia special.

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Join the MES program at Evergreen. All undergraduate majors may apply.