This fall, Loyola University Chicago’s Institute of Environmental Sustainability will be
launching a Master of Science in Environmental Science and Sustainability
two tracks of study. The *MS in Environmental Science and Sustainability *is
an interdisciplinary degree that integrates the sciences, social sciences,
and humanities and will equip students with the skills and knowledge to
develop sustainability related solutions to environmental challenges.
Students choose between two tracks:
ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â· The *Research Track
is geared toward students who wish to pursue doctoral studies after
obtaining a master’s degree. Students will research, write, and defend a
thesis under the supervision of a faculty research advisor.
ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â· The *Professional Track
is ideal for recent college graduates and continuing professionals who
want flexible options to expand their knowledge, experience, career
options, and ability to make a difference. Students will complete electives
in environmental science or sustainable society and business courses, as
well as completing one of two concentration areas: Sustainability
Assessment and Reporting or Environmental Law and Policy.
*Students in both tracks will complete core courses addressing the global
and interdisciplinary aspects of environmental sustainability by focusing
on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and Ecosystem
IES also offers graduate certificates
certificates are designed for students who want a flexible and efficient
way to expand their education. Attend class on your time, through 8-week,
fully online asynchronous graduate courses.
ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â· *The Sustainability Assessment and Planning Certificate* provides
students with valuable skills for professionals who want to better
understand how organizations can – and do ÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Â€Ã‚Â“ measure, regulate and report
their own natural resource use. Students will develop essential skills
used by sustainability professionals in government, industry, non-profit,
and other institutions striving to improve and document their
ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â· *The Environmental Law and Policy Certificate *allows students
to understand how laws and environmental policies shape our use of
resources, prioritize sustainability issues and impact environmental and
socio-economic issues. Students will understand how these impacts resonate
in the corporate, government and non-profit spheres.
Join IES and strive to become environmental leaders with the courage to
define and confront the centuryÃƒÂ¢Ã‚Â€Ã‚Â™s greatest challenges.
All the best,
Assistant Professor, IES