Master of Environmental Studies Thesis

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Winter 2018 and Spring 2018 quarters

Taught by

forest ecology, sustainable forestry
environmental studies
history of science and technology
fire ecology, soil biogeochemistry and microbial ecology, restoration ecology
environmental sociology, energy and climate change, social science research methods
chemical oceanography, biogeochemistry, freshwater ecology
fiction, nonfiction, and contemporary literature
Geographic Information Systems (GIS), field deployment, workflow analysis
energy and environmental policy, political ecology, social impacts of energy choices
marine science, zoology, ecophysiology
geography, environmental studies
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.

Program Details


Winter Signature Spring Signature

Location and Schedule

Final Schedule and Room Assignment

Campus Location


Time Offered


Advertised Schedule

6-10p on occasional Tue or Thu

Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning