M.S. in Environmental Studies

The Department offers an environmental studies graduate degree in a Master of Sciences in areas of environmental policy, natural resource science and management, and sustainable development, with particular focus on the South Florida region, the Caribbean Basin, and Latin America. An emphasis of the program is the cultural and political milieu in which environmental issues of the region are embedded. In addition, students may select a concentration in the regional geology of Southern Florida, the Caribbean, and Latin America, including problems related to the above-mentioned fields.

Regular advising is essential to the your success as a student in the Environmental Studies program and to the timely completion of your degree. It is intended to help you select appropriate courses each semester to you stay on-track, take all required courses, fulfill other university requirements, and avoid unnecessary courses that increase your expenses and delay your progress.

Graduate students should generally seek advice from their advisors, but you may also consult with the Graduate Program Director, Dr. Rosemary Hickey-Vargas, hickey@fiu.edu, about specific advising questions. Every student should schedule a formal advising appointment at the beginning of each semester.

Application deadline dates for both domestic and international:

Fall - February 1st

Spring - August 1st

For more information on the M.S. in Environmental Studies Program, see the Graduate Program Handbook for the M.S. in Environmental Studies.