Master of Environmental Studies Degree
Scholarships available and waived application fee for AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps alumni!
Highly participatory and interdisciplinary curriculum
- Explore the intersection of environmental science, politics and economics in the Pacific Northwest through the required core sequence.
- Develop specialized skills in ecology, energy/climate change, and sustainable communities with electives.
- Research an environmental issue of your choice while completing your thesis.
- Receive narrative evaluations that assess your performance instead of grades; classes at Evergreen are credit/no credit.
Team-taught evening classes
- Earn your degree at night while continuing to work.
- Choose to attend full-time (2 years) or part-time (3 years).
- Courses are taught by natural and social science faculty.
A promising career
- Gain work experience through optional paid or unpaid internships.
- Alumni are employed in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, or working on a Ph.D.
- Green jobs are on the rise, and all economic sectors seek environmental professionals.
- Learn the interdisciplinary skills needed for today's professional environmental work.
A leader in the field
- We've educated more than 600 environmental leaders since 1984.
- Compare our costs to other institutions and see that we're below the national average.
- Alumna Hannah Anderson, '06, featured in NW News Network for her work with the streaked horn lark. (5/16/13)
- Congratulations to MES students Otis Bush and Andrea Martin for being awarded Student Foundation Activity Grants for their thesis research. Watch Andrea speak at the 2013 TEDxTheEvergreenStateCollege (5/8/13)
- 23rd Annual Rachel Carson Forum coming on May 10! (5/6/13)
- Graduation 2013 schedule now online! (5/3/13)
- Winter 2013 Newsletter now online! (3/11/13)
- Thesis presentation schedule now available for Tuesday, March 5 (2/27/13)
- Congratulations to second year MES student, Brittany Gallagher, for being awarded a Student Foundation Activity Grant for her thesis research (1/28/13)
- Director Martha Henderson featured in National Council for Science and the Environment conference video (1/17/13)
- Evergreen to host second annual TEDxTheEvergreenStateCollege on February 25 (1/11/13)
- Congratulations to MES faculty Erin Ellis for being awarded an Evergreen faculty foundation grant for carbon cycling dynamics of temperate rainforests! (1/7/13)
- MES students Jennie Husby and Justin Rogers are featured in One-Minute Evergreen for their thesis presentations (12/18/12)
- Fall 2012 Newsletter (PDF) now available! (11/29/12)
- MES faculty Carri LeRoy and student Andrea Martin featured in the New York Times and USA Today for work with the Sustainability in Prisons Project. (9/28/12)
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Opportunities and Events for MES Students and Alumni
- Job– Non-permanent Fish Hatchery Specialist 1 (Deming, WA) Posted: May 21, 2013
- Job– Communications Associate, Washington Trails Association (Seattle, WA) Posted: May 21, 2013
- Job- Youth Program Specialist: Steps into Wilderness, Washington Trails Association (Seattle, WA) Posted: May 21, 2013
- Job– Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager, Forterra (Seattle, WA) Posted: May 21, 2013
- Job– Living Building Challenge Research Director, International Living Future Institute (Seattle, WA) Posted: May 21, 2013
- Job– Outreach Associate, 3Degrees (Bend, OR) Posted: May 21, 2013
- Job– Manager, Urban Land Institute (Portland, OR) Posted: May 21, 2013
- Job– two summer employees to assist in vegetation surveys, and sample preparation on post-fire research plots in southern Oregon Posted: May 20, 2013
- Job– Forest Ecology Field Technicians, Oregon State University, Post-fire re-measurement in Mountain Pine Beetle affected fuels Posted: May 20, 2013
- Job– Field Research Technicians, Betts Forest Landscape Ecology Lab: Intensive Forest Management and Biodiversity Research Project (Oregon) Posted: May 20, 2013