Environmental Earth Systems Management

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

39 Credits (face-to-face, online, and hybrid course delivery formats)

MSISA Core Courses (21 credit hours)

  • Operations Management (3), fully online delivery
  • Actuarial Financial Mathematics
    Essentials of Accounting and Finance (3) Shippensburg
  • Strategy and Policy (3), fully online delivery
  • Probability and Statistics for Teachers
    Statistical Methods
    Statistical Applications for the Integrative Sciences (3)
  • Environmental Economics and Policy (3) Blended delivery, competency in microeconomics required
  • Field Experience Practicum (3)

Specialization Courses (15 credit hours)

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

Technical electives (3 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)

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

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