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The Master of Science in Environmental Science provides students with the advanced skills and knowledge to meet the increasing demands worldwide for scientists with strong environmental backgrounds.


Recognized nationally as a leader in experiential education, the University of New Haven offers an exciting, 42-credit master’s degree program in environmental science.  Students have the opportunity to gain experience working in a variety of settings along the marsh and ocean areas of Long Island Sound — experiences that are complemented by work in our laboratories. Students also have the unique opportunity to study at the

Gerace Research Centre on San Salvador Island in the Bahamas. With studies in environmental ecology, environmental education, environmental geoscience, environmental health and management, geographical information systems, and other topics, the program allows students to customize their education to their individual career interests.

Program Options

The Environmental Science Program offers extensive hands-on learning including field work in a variety of environments including in our salt marsh system in CT and at an affiliated field research center in the Bahamas. There are many opportunities for student research and thesis work with faculty on topics such as climate change, detecting novel pollutants, fish physiological responses to environmental stressors, coastal ecology and biogeochemistry, GIS assessment and modeling, karst hydrogeology, molecular environmental approaches, environmental education, and more. 

To customize your studies, select from one of four different program concentrations:

  • Environmental Ecology
  • Environmental Geology
  • Environmental Health and Management
  • Geographic Information Systems

Hands-on Application

Environmental Science graduate students participate in extensive field work in our salt marsh system, at an affiliated field station in the Bahamas, and a collaborative graduate program in Environmental Engineering. We also offer varied opportunities for student research and thesis work with faculty on topics such as coastal and sea floor landscape dynamics, GIS assessment and modeling, hydrology in cavernous and other areas, public environmental education, and more.

Certificate in Geographical Information Systems

This 12-credit program provides you with knowledge of basic and advanced GIS techniques, developing procedures, and databases for specific applications as well as technologies and analyses supporting GIS.