The department offers opportunities for graduate study through the MS, Ph.D, and graduate certificate certificate programs listed below.
The MS degree requires a minimum of 30 credits, of which 24 must be in residence. There are two options available in the MS: The Plan A requires students to complete coursework, as well as a research thesis; The Plan B is a nonthesis, terminal degree, based largely on coursework and a professional paper or project.
For the Ph.D. degree, there is a more variable amount of required
coursework, as well as a research dissertation. Compared to the MS
degree, the Ph.D. degree has a greater emphasis on theory, research
methods, writing research proposals, and publishing research in peer
How do we decide on graduate student acceptance?
Graduate Programs Offered:
Prospective Student Resources:
If you have any questions about the application process, or if you are a current ENVS graduate student and have questions regarding your current program, please contact Becky Hirst 435-797-3781.