Research Opportunities

Students out in the field installing reef ballsThis year, students in the MS in Environmetnal Science & Management program are also participating in an innovative and experimental “living shoreline” installation" at Stratford Point as part of a multi-year costal habitat restoration project. Teams of students and community volunteers – led by Sacred Heart faculty – are working to slow down the continued loss of natural habitat and dramatic decline in native shellfish and wildlife by installing four coastal habitats and thousands of native plants.  Graduate Research Assistantships are also available to study the population ecology of the horseshoe crab as part of Project Limulus

As a SHU student, Connecticut and the surrounding coastal and upland habitats of the northeast will be your classroom. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to travel and work abroad in: 

Before you even graduate with your M.S. in Environmental Science & Management, you’ll already have built a strong resume of experience that is extremely attractive to employers. In fact, 95 percent of our Environmental Science & Management graduates landed rewarding jobs in the field. 

The distinction of a Professional Science Masters
The MS in Environmental Science & Management program carries the distinction of a Professional Science Masters (PSM). Notably, SHU is the only Catholic university with a PSM degree. The PSM enables you to pursue advanced training in environmental science, while simultaneously developing workplace skills highly valued by employers. With an emphasis on business, communications and regulatory affairs, this hybrid science and management program is developed in concert with employers and is designed to dovetail into professional career opportunities.