The Graduate Program on the Environment at The Evergreen State College is a unique, interdisciplinary program in beautiful Olympia, Washington. Students use natural and social sciences to study and solve environmental problems through required core courses, electives, internships, independent study, and a required thesis. Graduates go on to work in government, natural resources, nonprofits, environmental education, policy, and sustainable business. The program is made for experiential learners—classes are in the evenings leaving time for jobs, internships, and volunteer experiences. Students may attend full-time (two years) or part-time (three years). We recognize that the best environmental solutions come from a wide variety of perspectives–that is why we accept all majors, and why our students, who come to us from across the US and abroad, represent a wide range of ages, cultures, and expertise.
Classes at Evergreen are credit/no credit, and narrative evaluations are used in place of grades to assess performance, reflecting both student and faculty assessment of learning. In addition, the faculty to student ratio is 15:1; so students may gain full access to faculty expertise. Students earn a Master of Environmental Studies (MES) upon completion. The program offers a variety of scholarships and tuition waivers to qualified students.
The program is currently accepting applications for Fall 2015; the priority deadline is February 15, 2015. They waive the application fee for AmeriCorps Members, AmeriCorps Alums, Veterans, McNair Scholars, and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.
For more information, please go to www.evergreen.edu/mes.