Graduate Programs

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Environmental Science and Management: M.S. 


The college-wide interdisciplinary Master of Science in Environmental Science and Management (ESM) focuses on the intersection of environmental science, policy, and management. This program equips students with practical decision-making and management skills  applicable to jobs in the environmental sector.. Undergraduate degrees that would prepare students to enter the program include natural and social sciences such as environmental science, environmental studies, natural resource management, biology, geology, marine science, meteorology, economics, policy, planning, sociology, and other disciplines.

The ESM degree is designed to be applied broadly to environmental and natural resource issues. The program’s home in the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment offers strengths in climate change, earth resources, critical minerals, offshore wind power, coastal land use, water quality, sea level rise, weather extremes, and marine applications such as fisheries.


Degrees Offered

Environmental Science and Management-M.S.


Application Deadlines


December 15: Priority admission deadline

May 15: Final deadline to apply

UD Tuition

The 2023-2024 UD graduate student tuition rate per credit hour is $1028.

Some financial aid may be available to qualified students.