University of South Carolina

School of the Environment

Earth and Environmental Resource Management


Graduate Office

Suite 304

Columbia, SC 29208

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.E.E.R.M. - Master of Earth and Environmental Resources Management;

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The USC School of the Environment has multidisciplinary teaching, research, and outreach programs which are focused on present and future environmental concerns. These programs promote efficient, environmentally safe, utilization of both natural and man-made resources, safeguard the health of humans and other species, and promote public policy, planning, management, and business as avenues for improvement of the environment. Special interests are: environmentally safe utilization of natural resources; sustainable development; geohazards; assessment and utilization or mitigation of hazardous, or environmentally sensitive, man-made materials or processes; utilization and protection of hydrologic systems, marine systems, and the coastal zone; and preservation and protection of ecologically sensitive or specially designated areas.

The Master of Earth and Environmental Resources Management (MEERM)degree provides individualized curricula suited for students interested in specific management positions in earth or environmental resources, such as minerals, water, sustainable development within ecosystems, and safe and effective use or remediation of man-made materials into different ecosystems. Through strong faculty affiliation in multiple campus colleges, students can tailor their graduate degree program to their own or their employer's particular interests and goals.

USC is highly-rated as a CarolinaGreen campus that promotes multiple sustainable initiatives. Our programs offer unique opportunities for hands-on research at world-class facilities and field locations, and for career-enhancing internships with government agencies and private industry.



International Student Requirements:


Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 440 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 5245 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 11275 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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