The ability to understand, quantify, and evaluate ecosystem processes is central to good sustainability decision-making and for the deployment of cleaner technologies and practices. Institutions of all kinds are striving to reduce their impacts. This goal cannot be achieved without a new class of technically adept professionals.  The Professional Science Master's in Ecosystem Science and Sustainability provides students with knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to launch successful careers and tackle ecosystem sustainability challenges and enables students from diverse academic backgrounds, such as environmental studies, business, engineering, natural resources, and agriculture, to understand the latest ecosystem science and develop the skills needed for emerging professions in areas such as greenhouse gas/carbon management, water sustainability and watershed management, and climate adaptation.

Effective Fall 2020 

ESS 501Principles of Ecosystem Sustainability3
ESS 524Foundations for Carbon/Greenhouse Gas Mgmt3
ESS 542Greenhouse Gas Policies2
ESS 543/ATS 543Current Topics in Climate Change2
ESS 587Internship4-6
STAT 511ADesign and Data Analysis for Researchers I: R Software4
Technical Tools Electives 19
Other Electives 29
Program Total Credits:36

A minimum of 36 credits are required to complete this program.