OSU-Tulsa offers Professional Science Master’s degree in Environmental Management, the first and only program of its kind in Oklahoma providing students a direct springboard to industry-specific job opportunities. The program is accredited by the National Professional Science Master's Association.
There is a growing need for environmental professionals in industry to manage critical resources, incorporate sustainable technologies, increase profits by reducing waste and ensuring ecological integry and social equity. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an 11 percent increase in the number of environmental scientist and specialist jobs between 2014 and 2024, a faster-than-average growth rate than all occupations,
As of May 2017, OSU-Tulsa's Professional Science Master's program boasts a 100 percent employment rate among its graduates. With just two years of study, graduates are well prepared to manage an organization's environmental and regulatory needs.
Industries that seek environmental professionals include:
To accommodate working students, all courses are offered once a week during the evening hours. Visit the Environmental Science Graduate Program program website or OSU-Tulsa Graduate Student Services to get more information about the master's degree program.
Rather than a master's thesis, students complete a creative component in which they write a paper demonstrating their ability to apply environmental science principles in actual decision-making situations during an internship with local companies or organizations. The internship and creative component equips students with practical, hands-on experience as students begin their careers.
OSU-Tulsa also offers a bachelor's degree in management with a business sustainability option that feeds into the Professional Science Master's degree. Visit the Bachelor of Management with Business Sustainability Option website to learn more about the Spears School of Business program.