The Environmental Science Management program is a new kind of master's degree, a Professional Science Master's (PSM). The PSM is a degree in science or mathematics for students interested in wider variety of career options that provided by current graduate programs. The degree prepares students for work in fields such as research management and technology transfer. The New York-based Alfred P. Sloan foundation has helped launch SIUE's Environmental Science Management program, which has been developed in concert with industry and is designed to dovetail into present and future professional opportunities.
The main difference in the Environmental Science Management emphasis from other master's degrees in the sciences is the internship and business courses that enhance the environmental science courses work. Part of the M.S. program will be an internship opportunity (6 hours credit) at an area company. The companies represented on the Environmental Science Management Advisory Board are Ameren UE, Environmental Resources Training Center, Environmental Restoration LLC., Illinois EPA, Illinois Sierra Club, Leidos, MSSC LLC., National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center, Professional Environmental Engineers Inc., and U.S. Air Force (Scott Base). This Advisory Board ensures that the Environmental Science Management program meets the area's workforce needs. Companies such as these will be providing the internship opportunities. At the end of internship, students prepare a thesis based on their internship experience.
In addition to at least 21 credit hours in environmental science courses, students will take business courses in accounting, computer information, and management, thus providing them with necessary business skills. After completing the program, graduates will have the necessary science background, as well as an important business background to help the needs of area industry.
The Environmental Science Management program requires a minimum of 36 hours.
Required Core Courses (8-9 hours)
ENSC 505-1 hour (Environmental Sciences Seminar 1)
ENSC 506-1 hour (Environmental Sciences Seminar 2)
ENSC 510-3 hours (Advanced Environmental Sciences and Policy)
a 3- or 4-hour 400- or 500-level statistics course.
Business Courses (9 hours)
ACCT 524-3 hours (Accounting for MBAs)
CMIS 526-3 hours (Information Systems & Technology)
MBA 522-3 hours (Decision Making)
Required Emphasis Courses (12 hours)
ENSC 511-3 hours (Environmental Policy) or
ENSC 512 (Environmental Law)
ENSC 540-3 hours (Pollution Ecology)
at least two other ENSC electives
Internship (6 hours)
ENSC 590-6 hours (Environmental Internship)
Thesis( 1-3 hours)
ENSC 599 (Thesis)
Final Research Paper (1-3 hours)
ENSC 597 (Final Research Paper)