New York University

Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

MA in Environmental Conservation Education


70 Washington Square South

New York City, NY 10012

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MA in Environmental Conservation Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:


Our MA in Environmental Conservation Education program prepares you for urban environmental careers in formal and non-formal education. Our interdisciplinary approach incorporates both theory and practice, and integrates the natural/social sciences to help you understand the profound effects of human activity on the planet and the role of education in solving environmental problems.

The program draws on faculty from a wide variety of disciplines including education, history, philosophy, law, journalism, science, health, and the arts.

Required courses include environmental thought, cities and their environment, environmental politics, and environmental education. Electives allow you focus on environmental justice, curriculum design, teacher education, policy studies, ecology, youth education, non-formal education, sustainability, and more.

Our program is strongly affiliated with NYU’s Science Education program and the Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education, which provide opportunities to study and work closely with science education faculty on research, curriculum projects, and other environmental initiatives.

Gain unique urban experience through required New York City internships and fieldwork with such organizations as the American Museum of Natural History, Audubon Society, Department of Environmental Conservation, Jane Goodall Institute, United Nations, Wildlife Conservation Society, and local public schools.

Graduates direct projects, evaluate programs, consult, advocate for change, develop new policies, and create and run their own companies or non-profit organizations – all in the name of educating the public about environmental conservation and sustainability. They hold positions in city, state, federal, and international agencies; parks, nature centers, science centers, zoos, and botanical gardens; and public and private schools. Others go on to law school or PhD study.

Generous scholarships are available to help fund your graduate education.


New York University is a member of the Association of American Universities and is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1,538.00 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

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