Youngstown State University

School of Graduate Studies and Research

Environmental Studies


1 University Plaza

Youngstown, OH 44555

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Certificate in Environmental Studies, M.S.-Environmental Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The environmental studies program offers a multidisciplinary, interdepartmental graduate program leading to a Master of Science degree. The program office is housed in Moser Hall and is administered by the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences (GES). This program is intended for individuals who have undergraduate degrees in environmental studies/science, other natural or social sciences, engineering, or health professions. It is designed to meet the needs of students and working professionals preparing for supervisory roles in environmental science (research and management), with emphasis on a risk-based approach to the solving of environmental problems. The curriculum requires students to broaden their knowledge with core courses in environmental studies, to deepen their expertise with elective courses in one of four disciplines, and to demonstrate their abilities to prepare a scholarly thesis. This degree will benefit students who are planning careers with regulatory agencies, industries seeking regulatory compliance or focusing on environmental management systems, research facilities, and consulting firms providing state-of-the-art assessment, management, and remediation.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

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