*The GRE is not required for enrollment.
The MSEM program provides an interdisciplinary approach to its curriculum blending science, policy and ethical skills.
The courses being taught 100% online by our distinguished faculty give you the flexibility to advance your career at your own pace. Having industry experts lead our program ensures you understand the ins and outs of the industry while also providing a unique opportunity to network with professionals and form connections that could be valuable for your career in the future. This combination of flexibility and industry connections makes the program an excellent choice for those who want to gain expertise in the environmental field while also building a network of professional contacts.
“I would not be where I am today without this degree."
“It has been vitally important to my career and has helped me make good decisions for our county that will last for decades. We’ve invested in property, outdoor recreation space and preservation of the Cahaba River. A lot of the decisions that we make are based on the background knowledge that I gained from the MSEM program.”
Chad Scroggins ‘98
Manager – Shelby County, Alabama
With this program, you have the flexibility to customize your education and expand your expertise to increase your appeal to potential employers. By offering joint degrees in law and business and certificates in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Environmental Management, you gain the skills and knowledge needed to help you stand out in today's competitive job market.
Gain a deep understanding of environmental issues, policy and critical background data as it relates to science, to prepare you for a career in environmental law. Learn More
Environmental Management and Law
This joint degree between MSEM and Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law, provides students with a strong background in environmental issues facing society today. The interdisciplinary curriculum in the MSEM program equips you with knowledge in policy and critical background data as it relates to science that will prepare you for a career in environmental law. Upon completion of the program, students graduate with an MSEM degree and a Juris Doctorate in Law.
Understand how environmental policies affect operations to help small and large businesses maintain compliance with environmental laws. Learn More
Environment and Business Management
This joint degree between MSEM and Samford University’s Brock School of Business educates you on environmental policies that affect the operation of both small and large businesses. Our curriculum provides you with expertise to help businesses remain compliant with environmental laws. Upon completion of the program, students graduate with an MSEM degree and a Master of Business Administration.
Gain proficiency in the acquisition, management and analysis of spatial data using cutting-edge geospatial software with a specific focus on environmental applications - skills that are critical in processing data and conducting investigations for a variety of environmental jobs. Learn More
Certificate in Geographic Information Systems
The graduate certificate in Geographic Information Systems is a program that makes you proficient in the acquisition, management and analysis of spatial data using cutting edge geospatial software with a specific focus on environmental applications - skills that are critical in processing spatial data and conducting investigations for a variety of environmental jobs. The twelve credit hours earned in this program can be earned seperately or in conjunction with the MSEM degree.
Learn how to manage an environmental project, lead a team and integrate social, economic and political systems to solve environmental problems. Learn More
Certificate in Environmental Management
The graduate certificate in Environmental Management is an online program that teaches you how to manage an environmental project, lead a team and integrate social, economic and political systems to solve environmental problems. The twelve credit hours earned in this program can be earned seperately or in conjunction with the MSEM degree.
“The MSEM program gave me a lot of flexibility."
“I’m a single mom. I work full-time. And with the classes being completely online, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, it gave me time to do a deep dive into something I’ve always wanted to do. I’ve always been the type of person that liked working outdoors to preserve the environment.”
LaKedra Byrd '21
Environmental Health Specialist - Air and Radiation Protection Division, Jefferson County Department of Health
This program centers around the theme “Policy, Water and Energy.” Our courses on energy and the environment, water management, sustainability, environmental justice, environmental law and policy, and regulations will ensure you graduate with marketable skills needed for an exciting career in a growing, sustainably focused, environmental job market.
Our MSEM graduates are some of the most successful people in the environmental industry today. Many of them move on to work for government organizations, industry, educational institutions and nonprofit programs that are dedicated to solving environmental issues and protecting wildlife.
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