Master of Science in Integrated Scientific Applications

Environmental Earth Systems Management (EESM)

Environmental Systems Management
The environmental challenges of the 21st century demand professionals with knowledge of theory, technical skills, and critical thinking abilities who are able to collaborate across disciplines. Therefore, the EESM curriculum prepares students for careers that bridge earth and environmental systems science with competencies in business and information management, geospatial applications, modeling, risk assessment, economics, and leadership skills. The strength of the EESM specialization lies in its ability to integrate broad expertise in environmental studies from across several disciplines with the technical skills needed for success in a management role.

Career Opportunities

Listed below are just a few of the job areas that are relevant to the EESM specialization:

  • Environmental risk management
  • Water resource management
  • Operations coordination
  • Watershed sustainability management
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental law

Major Sequence and Degree Requirements
36 Credits (face-to-face, online, and hybrid course delivery formats)

MSISA Core Courses (18 credit hours)

  • Business Operations and Analysis (3)
  • Essentials of Accounting and Finance (3)
  • Leadership for Scientists and Strategic Management (3)
  • Statistical Applications for the Integrative Sciences (3)
  • Environmental Economics and Policy (3)
  • Field Experience Practicum (3)

Specialization Courses (12 credit hours)

  • Environmental Earth Systems (3)
  • Environmental Sustainability (3)
  • Environmental Chemistry (3)
  • Stormwater Management (3)

Technical electives (6 credit hours required)

  • Choose one of the following:
    • GIS Applications (3)
    • Climate Science Applications (3)
    • Emergency Management Planning (3)
    • Nature and Society in Global Environmental Policy and Negotiations (3)
  • Choose three of the following one-credit modules. Modules will be offered during the summer and winter sessions:
    • Wetland Delineation (1)
    • TMDL Development (1)
    • Risk Assessment (1)
    • Environmental Impact Assessment / Statement (1)
    • Watershed Implementation Planning (1)
    • FIMA (1)

Admission Requirements
Applicants must provide an official transcript from all institutions of higher education attended showing completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum of a 2.75/4.00 cumulative grade point average. Applicants with grade point averages less than 3.00 must also submit an official score from the GRE, GMAT, or MAT test taken within three years of the date of application. An official application form and fee, three professional letters of recommendation, an academic and professional goals statement, and a current resume are also required. Applicants may also be asked to complete a telephone interview with the MSISA program coordinator.


Next Steps

For more information on the MSISA program, please contact the program coordinator:

Dr. Rich Clark
Email: Richard.Clark@millersville.edu
Phone: 717-871-7434

You may also contact the EESM faculty member:

Dr. Joe Bushey
Email: Joseph.Bushey@millersville.edu


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