Master of Science in Environmental Science and Sustainability

Loyola University Chicago

Year Founded: Jan. 1, 2019
Date Posted: April 5, 2019
Submitted by: Crystal Simmons
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Master's Degree


A changing climate requires a changing professional. The Institute of Environmental Sustainability educates the next generation of professionals - environmental science and sustainability professionals who can apply an interdisciplinary approach to solve today’s environmental problems.

The program has two tracks:

MSESS: Research Track A research-driven master's degree where students will conduct original research with an IES faculty member. Consider research in ecotoxicology, applied plant biology, sustainable business management, restoration ecology, environmental economics, algal ecology, climate science, environmental statistics, public involvement in environmental management, invasive species ecology, wetland ecology, environmental history, or natural resource economics and policy.

MSESS: Professional Track Enhance workplace skills through coursework in some of today's most prominent sustainability areas. This program has concentration areas such as sustainability assessment and planning and environmental law and policy. Students will deepen their understanding of complex socio-ecological systems and their connection with sustainable development goals.