M.S. in Environmental Systems Analysis and Management
An interdisciplinary master's degree, the 39-credit MS in Environmental Systems Analysis and Management (ESAM) is grounded in the sciences, and will introduce students to the complex interactions between the living and non-living portions of the environment, and the dramatic role that human activity has on the future of our natural resources.
Our curriculum is heavily based on case studies and problem solving, involving intensive team work among the classes. Modern environmental analysis and assessments methodology are used extensively.
ESAM students will be engaged in a holistic, systems approach to learning, while balancing the economic and ecological issues of natural resource sustainability and pollution prevention.
With employment in the environmental industry projected to grow at a rapid pace in the coming years, graduates from Sacred Heart's ESAM program will be well-prepared for careers as managers, analysts, consultants and scientists in areas including field work and research, as well as work in environmental organizations, conservation groups, private industry, and government agencies.
New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
Professional Science Master's Initiative
Individuals who hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university will be considered for admission to the ESAM program. Students should have a degree in a natural science such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Environmental Science, but it is not required.
Minimum prerequisite courses for admission to the ESAM program include: one year each of major’s level General Biology and General Chemistry, one semester of organic chemistry, one semester of pre-calculus, and one semester of elementary statistics.
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International Student Requirements:
Students holding an undergraduate degree from outside the United States must have their academic credentials verified and evaluated by an independent evaluation service. Sacred Heart University accepts course-by-course evaluations from World Education Service (WES). You can review their procedure and complete the necessary application process on the WES website.
All international graduate applicants for whom English is not their native language are required to submit an official test score report from one of the following exams: TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB, Pearson PTE or iTEP exam.
The following minimum scores are accepted:
TOEFL PBT: 570
TOEFL iBT: 90
Tuition & Financial Aid
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Tuition Out of State Full Time:
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities I
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 5,000 - 9,999