Careers for M.A.E.S. Grads

These career pathways suggest some of the opportunities you can pursue with an M.A. in Environmental Sustainability and Management. The required courses that undergird these pathways in the program build your scientific literacy and management knowledge of the social contexts of environmental issues.

With electives, you may develop specific skills, and below we have sample pathways you could pursue in this degree.

Business/Industry

Sample Jobs:

  • Sustainability Analyst
  • Investing Associate
  • Managing Director
  • Sustainability Consultant
  • Business Development Associate
  • Innovation Strategist
  • Sustainability Consultant
  • Ecological/Environmental Risk Assessor
  • Environmental Planner
  • Environmental Inspector
  • Sustainability Coordinator/Director
  • Research Assistant

Available Elective Courses:

  • Environmental Change: Causes and Impacts
  • Risk and Society
  • Project Management
  • Environmental Governance
  • Energy, Natural Resource Management, and the Environment
  • Financial Skills and Managerial Accounting
  • Strategic Management
  • Social Entrepreneurship

 

Government/Environmental Policy

Sample Jobs:

  • Emergency Management Specialist
  • Environmental Specialist
  • Environmental/Energy Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Policy Fellow
  • Environmental Planner
  • Resource Analyst
  • Policy Analyst/Director
  • Legislative Director
  • Compliance Officer
  • Conservation Program Manager
  • Energy Efficiency and Behavior Specialist

Available Elective Courses:

  • Environmental Governance
  • Risk and Society
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Nonprofit Leadership and Management
  • Financial Skills and Managerial Accounting
  • Economic Principles for Managers

 

Environmental Justice, Advocacy & Engagement

Sample Jobs:

  • Campaign Coordinator or Director, Environmental Justice Nonprofit
  • Lobbyist or Community Organizer, Environmental Organization
  • Community Engagement Specialist/Consultant, Government Agency (EPA)
  • Community Conservation Director

Available Elective Courses:

  • Environmental Justice
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Environment, Culture, & Community
  • Fundraising & Grant Writing
  • Risk and Society

 

Environmental Communication & Collaboration

Sample Jobs:

  • Environmental Journalist/Science writer
  • Public Relations and Outreach Director
  • Stakeholder Relations Specialist
  • Digital Communications Strategist

Available Elective Courses:

  • Writing for Different Audiences
  • Environmental Communication & Media
  • Public Participation
  • Environmental Education Leadership
  • Project Management