Professional Science Masters in Applied Science with a concentration 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.

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Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies + Professional Science Masters in Applied Science with a concentration in Environmental Assessment

Save time and money by earning both a bachelor’s and master’s degree at KU in only five years. The KU environmental studies accelerated master’s degree program is designed for qualified students currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies degree track. The program allows a student to complete the Professional Science Masters (PSM) in Environmental Assessment graduate degree in a single year, or five years total for both degrees.

For more information on the 4+1 program, visit the KU Edwards Campus website.

Curriculum for Professional Science Master's in Applied Science with a concentration in Environmental Assessment

The Professional Science Master's with a concentration in Environmental Assessment requires students to complete 33 hours of coursework. For more information and admissions details and curriculum visit