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Graduate Program in Environmental Science (GPES)

Graduate Program in Environmental Science (GPES)

The Graduate Program in Environmental Science (GPES) supports interdisciplinary environmental research and teaching at SUNY ESF and offers unique graduate programs that serve the needs of our students. GPES is comprised of faculty from each of the seven departments at SUNY ESF who understand the importance of interdisciplinary collaborations to manage and solve critical environmental problems.

GPES is centered on three Study Areas:

  1. Climate and Energy
  2. Ecosystems: Land, Water and Air
  3. Policy, Planning, Communication and Society

Study Areas are designed to group faculty around broad research and teaching themes. Prospective students identify potential Major Professors within one of these Study Areas when applying to the program.

GPES offers Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Master of Science (MS), and Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree programs. The program is designed to have minimal required coursework so students can uniquely design a graduate curriculum that satisfies their research and professional needs.

We encourage you to learn more about our programs, contact potential Major Professors, and join us to work towards making our world a more just, healthy and sustainable environmental system.

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