MS in Environmental and Green Chemistry

George Washington University

Date Posted: April 20, 2016
Submitted by: Julian Dautremont-Smith
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Master's Degree


The Master of Science in Environmental and Green Chemistry trains the next generation of experts with an interdisciplinary curriculum that fosters proficiency in evaluating the state of the environment and designing greener technologies. This unique 30-credit hour program emphasizes both environmental chemistry and green chemistry, the design of new chemicals and chemical processes with minimal environmental impact.

Learning Outcomes

The program’s intended learning outcomes are for students to:

  • attain a level of technical ability and knowledge in the fields of environmental/green chemistry and related social sciences to function as professionals in their discipline;

  • gain experience in carrying out research using technical and problem-solving skills to contribute to their field in the form of a capstone project;

  • gain communication and presentation skills that are consistent with professional standards;

  • be well-positioned to obtain employment or continue education towards a doctoral degree in chemistry, sustainability or related fields.

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