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Environmental educators help shape the minds of future generations. There are numerous graduate programs in environmental education.

Please Note: Programs change over time. Check current websites to get up-to-date information. In addition to those listed below, see Princeton University's website.


Antioch New England Graduate School

Department of environmental studies, environmental education
Cindy Thomashow, M.S., Program Director

Description: Environmental Education (EE) incorporates ecological literacy into the daily lives of people in school, the workplace, and home. EE professionals connect people to earth processes in a way that defines ecological identity and influences decision making, problem solving, and action. Students of Environmental education are expected to develop a body of knowledge that includes: natural history; ecological principles; social political and economic dynamics; critical analysis of effective teaching methodologies and curriculum.


Audubon Expedition Institute

Graduate Program in Environmental Education
P.O. Box 365
Belfast , ME 04915
Phone: (207) 338-5859
Fax: (207) 338-1037

Degrees Offered:

  • M.S.- Environmental Education
  • M.S.- Ecological Teaching and Learning

Description: AEI is an accredited traveling environmental studies program with students traveling in and studying different bioregions of the US., Canada, Mexico, Bahamas and Hawaii and their respective environmental issues. We take an interdisciplinary approach that touches on how humankind's adaptation to and manipulation of the environment has affected the communities and cultures involved.

Research Areas: Systematic Investigation of Local Flora and Fauna; Cultural Perspectives of Human Communities; Learning Communities: Group Dynamics, Ethics and Decision-making; Philosophy of Education; Outdoor Skills and Leadership; Natural History and Ecology; Life Systems and Their Communication; Water Systems: Effects, Interrelationships and Problems; Culture, Spirit and Ethics: A relationship to the Living Earth; Environmental Psychology; Science and Technology and Their Effects on Nature; Environmental Education and Its Applications; Special Topics in Ecology; Ethics of Water and Land Use; Sustainable Human Ecology; Learning Communities: Communication, Leadership and Advocacy; Methods in Environmental Education; Approaches to Research in Environmental Education; Independent Study in Writing; Independent Study; Practicum in Environmental Education


Bard College

Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Master of Science in Environmental Studies (three intensive summer sessions)

Box JS
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
Phone: (914) 758-7483


California State University

California State University
Fullerton, California

Degree: M.A. Environmental studies, with concentrations in Environmental Policy and Planning and Environmental Education and Communication.

Description: Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary program focusing on human interaction with the environment-cultural as well as natural. Courses integrate knowledge and methods from several disciplines, all of which independently study special aspects of the environment. The program treats the social and cultural aspects of human attempts to exploit, modify and achieve balance with the environment. Curricula include concerns for ecological change, environmental pollution, technological solutions, balanced land utilization, and aspects of planning. The program prepares students to work as professionals in the environmental field.

Prerequisites: University requirements include a baccalaureate from an accredited institution and a grade-point average of 3.0 in the last 60 units of course work attempted. In addition, three letters of recommendation are required. An undergraduate course in ecology and one in statistics are prerequisites for admission. Students without these prerequisites may be admitted provisionally but must take these courses prior to or concurrent with their enrollment in study plan course work.


California State University

California State University
Hayward, California

Degree: M.A. in Environmental Education

Description: A program designed for teachers and other educational professionals who wish to infuse environmental concepts into their curriculum or for specializing their teaching assignments. A teaching credential is not required.


Clark University

Program in Environment, Technology & Society, M.A. and Ph.D

Clark University
950 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610-1477
Phone: (508) 793-7655



(formerly Puget Sound Environmental Learning Center)

IslandWood Graduate Program

4450 Blakely Avenue NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Phone: (206) 855-4300
Fax: (206) 855-4301

Degrees Offered: Certificate-Environmental Education

Description: A graduate program in environmental education promoting community and environmental stewardship with an emphasis on multicultural understanding. Thirty graduate credits in education, environmental science, the arts, and technology lead to a certificate in environmental education and opportunities for further graduate study at the University of Washington.


Ohio University

College of Arts and Sciences, Environmental Studies

133 TEB, The Ridges, Environmental Studies
Athens, OH 45701-2979
Phone: (740) 593-9358
Fax: (740) 593-0924

Interdisciplinary environmental research and academic coursework with emphasis on local, regional, and global community issues.

Degrees Offered: M.S. - Environmental Studies

Research Areas: environmental education; environmental policy and planning; environmental archaeology; environmental monitoring; life sciences (conservation and resource management); earth sciences (air, water, soil); and watershed management and restoration.


Rowan University

Rowan University
Glassboro , New Jersey

Degree: M.A. in Environmental Education and Conservation (College of Education)

Description: Schools, agencies and institutions in New Jersey and in other states are promoting programs in environmental, conservation, and outdoor education. This program brings together knowledge, processes and perspectives of various related disciplines to broaden perspectives. Graduates are well prepared to deal with environmental problems and the development of environmental education programs.


University of Alaska Fairbanks

Natural Resources Management
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Dept. S
Fairbanks , AK 99775-0100
Phone: (907) 474-5550


University of Michigan

Office of Academic Programs, School of Natural Resources
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1115
Phone: (313) 764-1404


University of New Hampshire

Environmental Education, Morrill Hall
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: (603) 862 - 2310

Degree Offered: MA

Description: The program offers a master of arts degree with a major in environmental education. The Master of Arts in Environmental Education is an innovative and collaborative effort of the Department of Education and the Department of Natural Resources. The program is dedicated to preparing educators who can help students develop the interdisciplinary knowledge, skills of inquiry, and participatory dispositions that are necessary to address the important environmental questions confronting the world today. In preparing educators for these positions, and to enhance the abilities of professionals currently employed in the field, the M.A. program in environmental education has flexible requirements and gives students the opportunity to work closely with an advisor to create an individualized course of study that meets their interests, reflects their prior experiences, and focuses on their professional goals.


University of Pennsylvania

College of General Studies, School of Arts and Sciences

Environmental Studies
3440 Market Street, Suite #100
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3335
Phone: (215) 898-7326

Degrees Offered: Master of Environmental Studies

Description: The Master of Environmental Studies is offered by the College of General Studies in cooperation with the Institute. Course work for the Master of Environmental Studies brings together researchers and practitioners in the physical and biological sciences, economics, social sciences, and other arts and sciences disciplines with professionals in planning, health care and the law. This multidisciplinary approach provides graduates with the breadth necessary to address the complexity of environment problems as well as the depth to provide specific expertise in environmental issues and management. Within its twelve schools, the University encompasses programs and faculty who address aspects of environmental analysis and management from many perspectives. Whether the aim is to assess the risk of exposure to toxic substances, to plan for energy efficient land use, or to evaluate the impact of man on the global climate, members of the University faculty continue to play a major role in shaping the ongoing dialogue about the relationship between humans and the environment. The Institute for Environmental Studies (IES) at Penn draws these individuals into a focused intellectual community which forms an academic base for the graduate program in Environmental Studies. The MES program typically admits students into one of several disciplinary streams that are well developed at Penn: Environmental Biology; Environmental Communication & Education; Environmental Health; Environmental Humanities;Environmental Geology; Environmental Policy; Resource Management.


University of Vermont

School of Natural Resources
Burlington , VT 05405
Phone: (802) 656-4280

Degrees Offered: MS in Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries Biology, Natural Resource Planning


University of Wisconsin - Madison

Institute for Environmental Studies, Land Resources
70 Science Hall, 550 North Park Street
Madison, WI 53706 U.S.A.
Phone: (608) 263-1796
Fax: (608) 262-2273

Description: Land Resources Program enables graduate students to broaden their understanding of land resources or pursue special education in technical, social, or management aspects of these resources. The program accommodates interdisciplinary study and research beyond the realms of traditional academic fields.

Degrees Offered: M.S.; Ph.D.

Research Areas: Environmental Education; Air Management; Atmospheric Science; Ecology/Biology; Energy Analysis/Policy; Environmental Health; Environmental Planning/Development; Environmental Policy/Law; Land Use and Management; Natural Resource Management; Sustainable Agriculture; Waste Management

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