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Master's Degree

Environmental Science & Policy

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Challenge Accepted

The core of UW-Green Bay's Environmental Science & Policy graduate program focuses on the identification and analysis of environmental issues, and on developing innovative, interdisciplinary approaches and solutions to problems. Our faculty firmly believe that environmental policy must be based on good science, but also that environmental science is ineffective unless it can be translated into sound policy decisions.

Interested students should first choose a Degree Option that best matches their current needs and future ambitions. Then, choose to specialize in one of four areas with an Area of Emphasis. Every Degree Option and Emphasis has a practical orientation that engages students in real-world problems and issues, emphasizing skill sets necessary for solving critical environmental challenges.

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Degree Options
  • Thesis Option
  • Internship Option
  • Course-Based Option

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Small Campus - Big Benefits

Students appreciate our small class sizes and the close association with faculty. Our program features faculty that are widely published, active in externally funded research, and committed to excellence in teaching. We are closely connected with national, state, and local agencies, and the University offers supporting facilities for our program, including access to many field research sites and a strong library collection.

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Hands-On Research

UW-Green Bay offers modern and well-equipped facilities that support research and study in Environmental Science & Policy areas.

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Program Grants & Awards

A number of grants and awards are available to provide financial support to students pursuing a graduate degree in Environmental Science & Policy.

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Assistantship Opportunities

Both research and teaching assistantships are available in the Environmental Science & Policy program. All students are considered for any available positions.

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A Cohort of Fellow Students

All ES&P graduate students are automatically members of the Environmental Science & Policy Graduate Student Organization (GSO).

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Protecting the Environment

“I grew up spending a lot of time outside and have a great appreciation for the natural world...I wanted to do my part to protect what we have for future generations. Getting this degree was a great step toward being able to actually make some positive change in a world that's changing quite a lot."

Zac Locklear
Graduate Student
Environmental Science & Policy

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UW-Green Bay offers a wide array of graduate programs taught by faculty with exceptional research and professional experience at an affordable price.

UW-Green Bay's Patrick Forsythe

Meet Patrick Forsythe

Patrick Forsythe is an Associate Professor of Natural & Applied Sciences at UW-Green Bay. His research interests are generally in the fields of population ecology and conservation biology, focusing on aquatic ecosystems in the Great Lakes region. Professor Forsythe focuses on questions that seek to understand the behavioral and ecological mechanisms that contribute to variation in the annual abundance of fish populations, including lake sturgeon and yellow perch.

Professor Forsythe is also here to help! If you have any questions about the Environmental Science & Policy program, please contact us!

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For more information on Environmental Science & Policy, UW-Green Bay, how to get started, or any other problems, please contact us.

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