The Evergreen State College Graduate Program on the Environment
Evergreen's Graduate Program on the Environment offers a Master of Environmental Studies (MES) degree. This interdisciplinary degree teaches graduates to be creative, critical thinkers with the research skills required for the complex nature of professional environmental work and leadership.
We recognize that the best environmental solutions come from a wide variety of perspectives—that is why we accept all majors, and why our students, who come to us from across the US and abroad, represent a wide range of ages, cultures, and expertise. Regardless of a student's educational or work background, we train our graduates to build upon their strengths by creating holistic approaches to environmental challenges through exploration and collaboration.Highly Participatory & Interdisciplinary Curriculum
- Explore the ecological, economical, political, social, and cultural impacts of various environmental challenges through the required core sequence.
- Develop specialized skills in ecology, energy/climate change, and sustainable communities with electives.
- Research an environmental issue of your choice while completing your thesis.
- Receive narrative evaluations that assess your performance instead of grades; classes at Evergreen are credit/no credit.
- Earn your degree at night while continuing to work.
- Choose to attend full-time (2 years) or part-time (3 years).
- Courses are taught by natural and social science faculty and environmental professionals.
- Compare our costs to other institutions and see that we're below the national average.
- Gain work experience through optional paid or unpaid internships.
- Alumni are employed in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, or working on a Ph.D.
- Learn the interdisciplinary skills needed for today's professional environmental work.
- We've educated almost 700 environmental leaders since 1984.