MS in Environmental Science & Management

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Department Location

Academic Building, SC 217
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825

Program Director

Jennifer Mattei, Ph.D.
ESM Director
Tel: 203-365-7577

‌The Environmental Science & Management program offers an interdisciplinary master’s degree whose graduates will be well equipped to confront the challenging environmental problems of the future. Grounded in the basic sciences, the curriculum prepares students to understand the complex interactions between the living and non-living portions of the environment and the dramatic role that human activity has on determining the ultimate nature of the environment in which we live.
A unique feature of the program is the employment of a case study/problem solving approach to instruction that will incorporate close teamwork. In addition, quantitative reasoning is embedded throughout the program, fostering the type of practical applied mathematics skills that professionals in the environmental field require to succeed.‌
ESM graduates will also have received extensive training in the use of modern analytical instrumentation and digital field data collection equipment in our newly renovated and equipped teaching and research laboratories.

ESM courses are offered at our main Fairfield campus, but additional courses in the master’s program are available in Venice, Italy; Kiel, Germany; and Dingle, Ireland.
The ESM program offers selective fully-paid research internships and one additional summer internship

‌The Environmental Science & Management program will prepare its graduates to:
  • Understand the complex interactions between and among the living and non-living components of the environment that influence the sustainability and health of the earth’s environment 
  • Understand the myriad ways that human activity affects the environment and the essential resources functional ecosystems provide to sustain human society
  • Be competent in modern environmental analysis and assessment methodology (Geographic Information Systems, Analytical Instrumentation, Digital Data Collection, Survey Methods, etc.)
  • Be competent in essential professional skills required to succeed in today’s job market, including oral and written communication, teamwork and problem solving and the fundamentals of business management

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What our Graduates are doing:

With an ESM degree, these Sacred Heart University graduates were able to land new jobs or grow within their current company. Here is a small sample of where you can currently find ESM graduates. 

Chris Bond, assistant project manager
IVI Telecom Services, Inc.
White Plains, New York

Joe Cassone, environmental scientist
HDR Associates

Jennifer Gazerro
John Mini Distinctive Landscapes
Michael Stocker, environmental specialist
The ELM Group, Inc.
Daria Collins, staff scientist

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