Master of Environmental Studies Thesis

Winter 2018
Spring 2018
Class Size: 50
Credits per quarter

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Taught by

Kevin Francis square
history of science and technology
fire ecology, soil biogeochemistry and microbial ecology, restoration ecology
Shawn Hazboun
environmental sociology, energy and climate change, social science research methods
chemical oceanography, biogeochemistry, freshwater ecology
fiction, nonfiction, and contemporary literature
Ruth square
Geographic Information Systems (GIS), field deployment, workflow analysis
Saul square
energy and environmental policy, political ecology, social impacts of energy choices
marine science, zoology, ecophysiology
Edward (Ted) Whitesell
geography, environmental studies
John Withey
ecology, conservation biology, wildlife biology

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.


Credits per quarter

Online learning:
  • Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.
Class Standing: Graduate
Class Size: 50

Scheduled for: Evening

Advertised schedule:

6-10p on occasional Tue or Thu

Located in: Olympia