MS in Environmental Management

Balance Sustainability and Commerce

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Webster University Online
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2 Years
Time to Completion
Cost Per Credit Hour
Credit Hours Required

Understand and communicate the environmental impact of business decisions

Webster’s MS in Environmental Management degree prepares you to become an environmental manager responsible for overseeing the ecological performance of private, public, governmental and nonprofit organizations. Prepare to develop, implement and monitor environmental strategies, policies and programs that promote sustainable economic development.

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Why an MS in Environmental Management from Webster?

A program for environmental leaders

Webster’s Master of Science in Environmental Management is offered both through Webster University Online and on our Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, campus and at the Webster Groves main campus. The average time of program completion is 2 years.

Our program is designed for:

Discover sustainable solutions

Learn to assess environmental risk, identify and communicate "sustainable solutions" to environmental problems and act as organizational agent of change. Learning outcomes include:

Learn how decisions impact the natural world

Webster’s MS in Environmental Management program provides you the tools and techniques you need to navigate business aspects of environmental management. You may also choose an emphasis in environmental sustainability, which trains you to manage economic, social and ecological systems so your organization can sustain both itself and the planet.

Your course list

The 36 credit hours required for the MS in Environmental Management include the following courses:

Core Courses
  • Environmental Accounting
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Regulations and Compliance Auditing
  • Environmental Risk Management and Strategies
  • Environmental Science
  • Management of Air Quality
  • Management of Land and Water Resources
  • Operations and Project Management
  • Waste Management and Pollution Control

Environmental Sustainability emphasis courses
  • Energy Policy and Sustainability
  • Environmental Ethics and Decision Making
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Natural Resource Management and Sustainability

Designed for flexibility

Take classes online or in person! Webster’s MS in Environmental Management was designed with you in mind. Work toward your professional goals while balancing your other obligations.

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Become an environmental leader

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of environmental scientists and specialists is projected to grow 5% from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations. Earning your MS in Environmental Management prepares you for positions like:

Environmental Scientist and Specialist


Average annual salary (National, March 2023)

Natural Sciences Manager


Average annual salary (National, March 2023)

Environmental Auditor


Average annual salary (National, March 2023)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Achieve your personal and professional goals

We’re here to help

Webster is committed to your success. You'll never be alone as you pursue your MS in Environmental Management.

Nationally recognized for quality

Webster’s MS in Environmental Management has a 24-year history of excellence. We don’t rest on our laurels, though. Our experienced and credentialed faculty annually assess the program to incorporate the newest research into the classroom. Webster is an independent, nonprofit university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Professors. Professionals. Mentors.

Gain real-world knowledge from experienced faculty who are “practitioners of the trade,” working in key environmental management roles in industry, state and federal government, academia and nonprofit organizations. Our faculty collectively maintain current registrations and certifications such as:

In other words, Webster professors serve as mentors eager to support your career goals and connect you to opportunities, including internships and jobs.