Masters Degree in Environmental Science & Policy

Resources and Facilities

The University offers modern and well-equipped facilities that support research and study in environmental science and policy areas.
  • Computers and GIS: Office and laboratory computers throughout campus enable access to advanced geographic information system (GIS), statistical, and modeling software.
  • Locational Benefits: Research often takes advantage of the University's location on the shores of Green Bay, a short distance from world-class wetlands, the Door Peninsula, extensive Western Great Lakes forests, and the Great Lakes themselves.
  • Field Sites & Natural Areas: Field sites available for research include five University-managed natural areas and a permanent UW-Green Bay forest research site in northern Wisconsin (Wabikon Forest Dynamics Plot) managed by the U.S. Forest Service as part of the Smithsonian Institution's Global Earth Observatory Network. 
  • Cofrin Library: The library collection is strong in all areas of environmental studies, but is particularly so in environmental policy and administration. The library provides access to many pertinent journals for ES&P students, and interlibrary loans are readily accessible from the broader UW System when sources are not available locally. You can view student theses from 2014-present in the UW-Green Bay Thesis Collection.
  • Facilities & Equipment: Laboratory Sciences provides laboratory space for students to conduct research. Equipment is also available for students to use, including vehicles, boats, and ecological monitoring equipment. Ask a potential advisor what equipment is available for your specific area of interest.
  • Greenhouse
  • Museum and Herbarium: The Richter Museum of Natural History and University Herbarium provide many resources for ES&P graduate students, including taxonomic collections.
  • Cofrin Center for Biodiversity: The Cofrin Center for Biodiversity can provide many resources for students, including staff resources and support for research projects. It's conveniently located right on campus. 
  • Ongoing Collaborations: UW-Green Bay researchers have established successful ongoing collaborations with regional governmental agencies and conservation organizations, including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. National Park Service, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Geological Survey, The Nature Conservancy, and NEW Water (formerly Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District), as well as local governments and regional businesses and industries.
  • Environmental Management and Business Institute