Environmental opportunities and challenges of today’s world require interdisciplinary approaches that link science, technology, management, and policy. CSU Monterey Bay’s Environmental Science Master of Science degree program prepares students with the scientific, technical, and professional tools they need to address environmental opportunities and challenges in our communities. 

Environmental Science M.S. program features: 

  • Premier location: Live and study at the nexus of world class research institutes, state and regional preserves, the Fort Ord National Monument, and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. 
  • Interdisciplinary approach: Pursue training and advanced skills in ecology, hydrology, geomorphology, research methods, resource management and policy, and science communication. 
  • Professional internship or thesis: Choose the culminating option that best fits your career goals.
  • Technical training: Develop specialized skills in GIS and remote sensing, environmental instrumentation, data science, and computer applications.
  • Engaged faculty: Work closely with professors who are passionate about teaching and our environment. 
  • Connected students: Join a small cohort program of ~15-20 students. 
  • Community focused: Coursework and projects directly targeted to meet community needs and engage with stakeholders. 
  • Career readiness: Customized coursework to meet career goals. Graduates obtain jobs in both the public and private sectors and continue into PhD programs.
  • In-state tuition rate for western residents: Obtain in-state tuition eligibility for residents of 15 western states. For more information visit wiche.edu/wrgp.


The deadline to submit all application materials is February 1, 2020. Late applications will be considered on a space-available basis. For additional information on the program, courses, professional internship placements, thesis topics, and career pathways, visit the Environmental Science M.S. website

Saturday, February 1, 2020