Environmental & Resource Management (MS)
The MS program in environmental and resource management provides students with a background in the sciences, engineering, environmental science, natural resources management, environmental health and safety, or other affiliated areas with the regulatory and technical background to mitigate the environmental impact of industrial sources of pollution, ensure compliance with environmental regulations, and manage and preserve natural ecosystems. The curriculum focuses on areas such as environmental law, air pollution, soils and groundwater contamination, water law and policy, environmental toxicology, hazardous waste management, natural resources management, occupational health and safety, sustainable development, and international environmental laws and policies. Graduate courses are available in a traditional face-to-face format as well as Web-based distance learning. While the faculty and program are based at the Polytechnic campus, the entire program can be completed online. It is possible to complete the program within two years, including summers. Many students are working professionals and are able to finish the degree while working full time.