Academic Requirements

To earn the Master of Arts in Environmental Studies, students will complete a minimum of 45 credits of required and elective courses. The required courses make up roughly half (21 credits) of the degree and include a six-credit capstone project in the field. The additional 18 course credits are drawn from program electives and a minimum of 9 course credits should come from outside the environmental studies curriculum, which will include management courses and may, with the advice of the director, include courses from Goucher's graduate programs in cultural sustainability or digital arts.

Courses are conducted primarily online, reaching a national audience and allowing you to work and pursue the degree regardless of your location. In addition, a limited residency and workshop components will provide face-to-face interaction and fieldwork with faculty and other students in the program

Environmental Studies Required Courses  (27 credits)

Electives (18 credits)

Of the 18 credits of electives required, a minimum of nine credits should come from the management curriculum.

Management Elective Courses (9 credits)

NOTE: Students will work with their advisers to select the appropriate set of courses and will need to secure instructor approval to register for non-PMGT courses.