Graduate Program

Justin and Carly during ENVS 173

 

“…this program is exactly what I want to do, and such dynamic and committed professors and advisors keep me motivated.”

— Marion Blair, Graduate Student

 

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Grad students and R. O'Malley doing trail restoration at Alum Rock Park

Program Description


The Environmental Studies Master of Science program is designed to prepare students for careers as environmental professionals or to pursue further academic training in Ph.D. and other advanced degree programs.  Our interdisciplinary curriculum embraces both quantitative and qualitative research and some of the topics that we focus on include: 

California Wild (Protected) Lands

   Forest Ecology and
   Conservation

Climate Impacts Research

   Human Ecology

Coastal Environments 

   Insect Ecology 

Corporate Sustainability

   Marine Environments

Energy

   Nature and Conservation Photography

Environmental Education

   Political Ecology

Environmental Impact Assessment 

   Pro-environmental Behavior

Environmental Justice

   Sustainable Agriculture
Environmental Policy

   Water Resources Management

Environmental Restoration

 Wetlands Ecology, Restoration, and  Management

         Wildlife Conservation and Management

Global and local perspectives are integrated in the coursework and the faculty and students embrace a diversity of perspectives. Faculty members work closely with graduate students within the above areas of specialization to execute a program of study. For additional information, review the faculty thesis advisors and contact those with focus areas of interest to you.

 

Graduate Program Information Links

 

 

Faculty Thesis Advisors

 

  • William Russell, Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator

  • Lynne Trulio, Chair, Professor, and College of Social Sciences Dean's Office Fellow

 

Contact the Graduate Program Coordinator


For more information about the Master of Science degree in Environmental Studies, please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator at envstudies-ms@sjsu.edu.

 

Graduate Listserves


Join the online communities for current and alumni graduate Environmental Studies students at San José State University:

 

Graduate Listserv

Graduate Alumni Listserv