New Study Option Combines Environmental Science, Leadership

SUNY Plattsburgh’s Center for Earth and Environmental Science has just announced a new graduate study option.

Professional Science Master's official logoThe Professional Science Master’s in Environmental Science study option provides training in leadership/business skills, as well as in-depth science coursework, so that graduates may pursue more advanced careers in environmental agencies or private industry.

Hands-on Environmental Experience

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Photo: Tim Shearman (left), Casey Binggeli (center) and Justin  Ecret (right) examine a biological specimen in the Lake Champlain Research Institute lab.

The 30-credit hour study option requires internship experience with partners like the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Adirondack Park Agency, as well as with private industry.

Students must take nine credit hours in leadership skills and 15 in graduate science coursework (biology and environmental science) in addition to six internship credits.

Requirements for entry include:

  • A baccalaureate degree in a science discipline from an accredited higher education institution, as evidenced by an official transcript.
  • A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale.
  • Satisfactory performance on the general portion of the GRE graduate school entry exam.
  • Three letters of recommendation indicating the candidate's ability and suitability to pursue graduate studies.
  • A completed four-page application for graduate study.
  • A statement of purpose, indicating why the candidate is interested in this graduate program.

Natural Resources Allow for Unique Experiences

SUNY Plattsburgh is situated near Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Park — the largest state-level protected area in the United States. Students at the college also have access to the William H. Miner Institute, an 8,600-acre “lab” of farmland and Adirondack wilderness

"These natural resources allow the college to offer unique experiences to environmental science students," said Department Chair Robert Fuller. "In addition, the college has a faculty-to-student ratio of 16 to one, helping to ensure that students receive personal attention they need from their teachers, 90 percent of whom, hold the highest degree in their field."

Contact Information

For more information about the Professional Science Master’s in Environmental Science, please contact

Graduate Admissions
Phone: (518) 564-4723
Email: graduate@plattsburgh.edu

Dr. Tim Mihuc, Professor of Environmental Science
Phone: 518-564-3039
Email: mihuctb@plattsburgh.edu