M.S. in Environmental Science

The M.S. in Environmental Science program at UTC emphasizes sound scientific and technical training coupled with an understanding of contemporary socioeconomic, political and legal realities toward meeting the needs of academia, business, government, and the non-profit sector for scholars and professionals in this growing and interdisciplinary field.


Our faculty offer science- and policy-based core and elective courses that foster the development of advanced critical thinking and effective advocacy and communication skills toward addressing environmental issues in a holistic and real-world context.

While conducting a supervised thesis, internship, or learned discourse, our students contribute to the development of knowledge in the field through scholarly research and/or experience and prepare for careers with diverse employers including conservation organizations, consulting firms, government agencies, and schools, and for admission into doctoral and professional degree programs.

Dr. Jennifer Boyd
Graduate Program Coordinator
317H Holt Hall
423-425-5638
Jennifer-Boyd@utc.edu