About MES StudentsMES students come from a variety of backgrounds.
We recognize that the best environmental solutions come from a wide variety of perspectives--that is why we accept all majors, and why our students, who come to us from across the US and abroad, represent a diverse range of ages, cultures, and expertise.
MES students are admitted as a cohort.
Each entering class of 45 students takes the core sequence as a group, forming a tight-knit community that leads to lasting professional and personal relationships. Continuing students work to integrate their first-year colleagues into a strong, supportive learning community of about 90 students overall, dedicated to increasing their knowledge and understanding of the many facets of professional environmental work.
MES students are active in the community.
Meet our MES Ambassadors, see our Facebook page to see what students are up to, and check out our research page to see how they are contributing to the environmental field.
MES Student Demographics
|Fall 2014 Cohort||Fall 2013 Cohort||Other Cohorts||
|Number of Students
|% Students of Color**||11%||22%||12%||15%|
|% Non WA Resident||27%||
|% AmeriCorps Alums
*The national average of women earning master's degrees is 63% according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
**The national average of students of color earning master's degrees is 27% according to the National Center for Education Statistics
MES Student Profiles
Ecology and Botany/Mycology
Molecular Ecology/Population Dynamics
Citizen Science/Climate Change