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Professional Science Master's in Environmental Science Study Option

Photo of a student and professor reviewing dataThe professional science master’s is a study option within the Master of Science that:

  • Prepares you for work involved in active science — outside academia;
  • Combines technical competencies with workforce skills, e.g. management, policy, communications, law — “Science Plus!”;
  • Leads to a wider variety of career options than provided by traditional graduate programs — jobs in business, government, non-profit sectors.

This program is designed for students who are:Professional Science Master's official logo

  • Seeking career advancement in government, industry, and technology;
  • Looking to gain a competitive edge in the job market;
  • Re-entering the workforce looking to refine professional and technical skills;
  • Seeking career growth.

Master of Science (M.S.) in Natural Science, Professional Science Master's in Environmental Science

Photo of a student working with plantsThe new professional science master’s study option will provide training in leadership/business skills as well as in-depth science coursework so that graduates may pursue environmental agency or private industry careers.

The degree requires 30 credits, including a required internship experience.

The degree includes 9 credit hours in leadership skills and 15 credits in science coursework, as well as a 6 credit applied internship with a program partner.

Internship partners include the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, the Adirondack Park Agency, and regional private industry.


The PSM study option prepares for you careers in:

  • Non-academic sectors;
  • Interdisciplinary careers;
  • Team oriented environments;
  • Managerial or other professional level positions;
  • Emerging areas of science and scientific discovery.

Program Requirements

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about natural science at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Timothy B. Mihuc, Coordinator
Office: Beaumont Hall 207
Phone: (518) 564-3038
Fax: (518) 564-3036
Email: [email protected]