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Professional Science Masters in Environmental Assessment

By its nature, environmental assessment is highly interdisciplinary, drawing upon natural or physical science training, project management experience and communications skills. Those in the field of environmental assessment identify possible environmental effects of a project or program, propose measures to decrease adverse effects and predict those effects.

KU’s environmental studies program, offered through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has developed a Professional Science Masters in Environmental Assessment for those in or pursuing roles that address a range of environmental issues. The content of courses and the overall curriculum is based upon best practices as defined by the National Professional Science Master's Association (NPSMA). This program can be completed in it its entirety at the KU Edwards Campus.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics noted in its national Job Outlook for Environmental Scientists:

“Employment of environmental scientists and specialists is expected to increase by 28 percent between 2008 and 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth in employment will be spurred largely by the increasing demands placed on the environment by population growth and increasing awareness of the problems caused by environmental degradation.

For more information, go the the KU Edwards Campus website or download program flier (pdf). 

For additional program information, contact the environmental studies program at psm-ea@ku.edu.

KU Professional Science Masters- Environmental Assessment 2012-1013 External Advisory Board

Suzanne Bailey
Assistant Vice President
Marshall Miller & Associates, Inc.
Betsy Betros
Interim Director
Johnson County Environmental Dept.
Michael Denning
Dir. Professional Military Graduate Education
University of Kansas
Ryan Hrabe
Ecology & Environment, Inc.
David Kocour
Transportation/Water Dept. Manager
URS Engineering
Earl Lewis
Assistant Director
Kansas Water Office
Frank Norman
Norman Ecological Consulting, LLC
Elizabeth Quinlan
Project Scientist, Water Division
Black & Veatch
Tracie Ragland
Environmental Scientist
Terracon Companies, Inc.
Andrea Repinsky
Mid-America Regional Council
Jeffery Robichuad
Deputy Director, Env. Services Division
USEPA Region 7
Randall Root
Sr. Project Manager
Burns & McDonnell
Elizabeth Smith
Environmental Scientist
Kansas Dept. Health and Environment
Anastasia Welch
Associate Principal
Aquaterra Environmental Solutions


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