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. Thomas Wilson
Graduate Program Coordinator
112 Davenport Hall


Graduate Research Assistantship Available

Dr. Sean Richards is seeking a highly motivated graduate student to investigate metal exposure and effects on birth outcomes in women and infants of Hamilton County, TN.  The assistantship includes full tuition (and fees) and a stipend of $3500 per semester.  Funding is available for 2018-2019 academic year with opportunities to increase the stipend amount and length of assistantship.  Incoming or current graduate students are welcome to apply.  The start date is August 20th, 2018.  Applications will be accepted until July 1st, 2018.  Please contact Dr. Richards for details.