Program Schedule

You’ll complete your Master of Environmental Studies in two or three years, taking classes in the evenings. Your days will be open for work, internships, research, and studying.

With evening classes and part-time options, you’ll be able to continue working or accept an internship in the field.

Class Schedule 

MES offers core and elective courses from 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Mondays through Thursdays.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Elective or No Classes* Core Program Elective or No Classes* Core Program No Classes

* Electives are offered Mondays and Wednesdays. If you are attending full time, you’ll be selecting an elective on one of those days. If you have an internship, you may earn credit for your internship in place of an elective.

Full Time Master’s: Two Years

Fall Quarter - Year 1

Credits

Core: graduate Conceptualizing Our Regional Environment (gCORE)

8

Elective, Individual Learning Contract*, or Internship*

4

Fall Total Credits

12

MES Total Credits

12

Winter Quarter - Year 1

Credits

Core: Ecological & Social Sustainability

8

Elective, Individual Learning Contract*, or Internship*

4

Winter Total Credits

12

MES Total Credits

24

Spring – Must advance to candidacy by completing the Candidacy paper to continue this quarter

Spring Quarter - Year 1

Credits

Core: Research Design and Quantitative Methods

8

Elective, Individual Learning Contract*, or Internship*

4

Spring Total Credits

12

MES Total Credits

36

Summer Quarter - Year 1

Summer is a good time for internships and summer electives both of these options will count toward the required 24 elective credits and taking summer classes reduces the number of electives required in Year 2

Fall Quarter - Year 2

Credits

Core: Case Studies & Thesis

Research Design

8

Elective, Individual Learning Contract*, or Internship*

4

Fall Total Credits

12

MES Total Credits

48

Winter Quarter - Year 2

Credits

Thesis (with workshop)

8

Elective, Individual Learning Contract*, or Internship*

4

Winter Total Credits

12

MES Total Credits

60

Spring Quarter - Year 2

Credits

Thesis (with workshop)

8

Elective, Individual Learning Contract*, or Internship*

4

Spring Total Credits

12

MES Total Credits

72

 

Part-time Master's: 3 Years

Fall Quarter - Year 1

Credits

Core: graduate Conceptualizing Our Regional Environment (gCORE)

8

Fall Total Credits

8

MES Total Credits

8

Winter Quarter - Year 1

Credits

Core: Ecological & Social Sustainability

8

Winter Total Credits

8

MES Total Credits

16

Spring – Must advance to candidacy by completing the Candidacy Paper in Winter to continue this quarter

Spring Quarter - Year 1

Credits

Core: Research Design and Quantitative Methods

8

Spring Total Credits

8

MES Total Credits

24

Fall Quarter - Year 2

Credits

+Electives, Individual Learning Contract*, or Internship*

8

Fall Total Credits

8

MES Total Credits

32

Winter Quarter - Year 2

Credits

Electives, Individual Learning Contract*, or Internship*

8

Winter Total Credits

8

MES Total Credits

40

Students in a 3 year track, have the option of taking Case Studies in the Fall quarter of either their 2nd or 3rd year

Spring Quarter - Year 2

Credits

Electives, Individual Learning Contract*, or Internship*

8

Spring Total Credits

8

MES Total Credits

48

Fall Quarter - Year 3

Credits

Core: Case Studies & Thesis Design

8

Fall Total Credits

8

MES Total Credits

56

Winter Quarter - Year 3

Credits

Thesis (with workshop)

8

Winter Total Credits

8

MES Total Credits

64

Spring Quarter - Year 3

Credits

Thesis (with workshop)

4

Spring Total Credits

8

MES Total Credits

72