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Master of Science in

Environmental Studies

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Master of Science in Environmental Studies You will learn‌ Examine the science and the issues in this interdisciplinary program that explores human interaction with the environment and interest in solving complex problems. Your courses will encompass environmental science, ethics, politics, law, planning pollution control and natural resource management. Studies feature a mix of classroom discovery and participation in a practitioner-based internship to provide you with hands-on career experiences.

With this degree, you can‌ As an environmental studies graduate, you can choose from a variety of career fields from conservation or scientific research to corporate safety and environmental managers or even top-level decision makers in state or local government. Additionally, your internship and the access you will have to our faculty and alumni network can open employment opportunities with local, regional and state agencies and private corporations.

You will improve your skills by‌ You will benefit from both classroom discovery and hands-on career experiences in a practitioner-based internship. You will enhance your ability to identify, analyze and articulate pertinent issues. You will be mentored by an environmental professional to determine an internship focus beneficial to your qualified needs. Your mentor will also help you develop a portfolio with learning outcomes that are advantageous to you and your employer.

Friends University believes in the equity and dignity of all people and our responsibility to care for one another in our learning and working relationships.

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FAQ Benefits and features of the degree include... • Leading experts that present guest lectures and lead discussions about the most current issues. • A practical, hands-on focus that takes you out of the traditional classroom and into the field and laboratory. • Small classes that afford a great deal of individual access to faculty and environmental professionals. • Your primary research project, which allows you to develop and demonstrate expertise in an area of interest to you.

Students come from a variety of professions, including… • Agriculture • Engineering • Government

• Journalism • Physical Sciences • Veterinary Science

The Friends difference for graduate students… • Immersive, practical experiences. • Distinct, principled qualities that enhance your career personally and professionally. • Networked, practitioner faculty who are scholars, executives and leaders in their fields and businesses. • Global opportunities through local and national connections. • Eight-week courses focused to ensure learning.

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Where is the Master of Science in Environmental Studies offered? This degree is offered in Wichita.

How many credit hours will it take to complete the degree? Each four-credit course is offered in an eight-week session, with courses meeting one night a week and an occasional Saturday. The Master of Science in Environmental Studies degree requires 40 credit hours.

Is the degree accredited? Yes. All Friends University undergraduate and graduate degrees are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

Will I be required to take a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)? No. Neither test is required for entrance into graduate programs at Friends University. All graduate programs require a pre-admissions interview with the program director.

Application requirements • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution • Official transcripts • Signed application • Three letters of recommendation • Payment of application fee ($35; $50 international)

How to apply Apply online at apply.friends.edu or send your application and fee to the address below. Request an official transcript from the institution granting your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts ordered online should be sent to learn@friends.edu. Paper transcripts should be mailed to:

Friends University Admissions 2100 W. University Ave. Wichita, KS 67213

“Our graduate programs will take you beyond the typical educational experience. Our regionally accredited, nationally and internationally recognized degrees enable you to be a leader no matter where your career takes you. In sum, at Friends University we offer a unique experience and relevant education, and we can be a great fit for you.” — Dr. David Hofmeister, Dean, Graduate School

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Friends University Master of Science in Environmental Studies