College of Arts & Sciences

Applied Environmental & Sustainability Studies

Masters

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Program Summary

Application Dates: 07/24/2020
12/7/2020
Start Dates: 08/17/2020
01/13/2021
Cost per credit: $729

Dr. Patricia Ehrkamp

Director of Graduate Studies

Professor

College of Arts & Sciences

815 Patterson Office Tower

859-257-2931

  • MA
Get ahead of the curve with a career in sustainability and environmentalism. Our Masters in Applied Environmental and Sustainability Studies primes students for positions in the corporate, government, and non-governmental worlds as a sustainability manager, corporate sustainability specialist, or one of many other fast growing environmental and sustainability professions. 

Program Summary

Application Dates: 07/24/2020
12/7/2020
Start Dates: 08/17/2020
01/13/2021
Cost per credit: $729

Be well positioned to take on 21st Century Careers in Environmental and Sustainability Fields

Corporations are interested in competent and well-trained employees who can implement cleaner production processes, enhance corporate social and environmental responsibility, supervise environmental compliance management, or serve as spokespeople that can explain corporate efforts of sustainable production and products.  The interdisciplinary structure of our program combines cutting edge academic knowledge in environmental issues and questions of sustainability with oral and written communication and problem solving. The curriculum, which will be offered entirely online, consists of core courses and elective courses. 

Application Requirements (MA)

  • CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Writing Sample (optional)
  • Undergraduate transcript
  • A non-refundable $65 application fee ($75 for international applicants)
  • TOEFL or IELTS score (international applicants only). Minimum scores are listed on the graduate school's admission page.
  • GRE or GMAT scores are NOT required for admission to this program.
For all inquiries, please email AppliedENS@uky.edu.

 

What to Expect With Our Online Program 

Kathryn Gillespie, Postdoctoral Scholar

Applied Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program

"The climate crisis, environmental justice challenges, and the visioning of sustainable futures are some of the most urgent issues of our time. I am enthusiastic about the power of online education on these issues to make advanced degrees accessible to working professionals and non-traditional students. In this vein, I bring a range of media (e.g., podcasts, video lectures, documentaries, academic and popular readings) and assignments (e.g., written, audio, and video responses; research projects; writing for a general audiences, such as op-eds or blog posts) into my classes to appeal to students with different learning styles and backgrounds.

My teaching is oriented around publicly engaged practice with a focus on project-based, experiential, and community-based learning that brings academic work done online into the real world in ways that feel timely and relevant to each student. I look forward to working closely with students online each term to engage with the course material and help students to identify and hone their interests and the application of these interests in their future careers."


Contact

Dr. Patricia Ehrkamp

Director of Graduate Studies

Professor

College of Arts & Sciences

815 Patterson Office Tower

859-257-2931

State Authorization & Licensure

If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.