Green Mountain College

The Green Mountain College MSES program is one of the only MSES programs designed for distance learning, and is offered by a college that has been focused on environmental issues and sustainability for more than a decade.

At Green Mountain College, they’ve focused on teaching about the environment for over a decade. The distance MSES program, fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC), is one of the only of its kind in the nation, and is designed to help working professionals develop expertise in environmental issues, then put it to work in their own communities.

Unlike other graduate programs, the GMC master’s degree combines the best of online learning with intensive locally applied experience. They call it a bioregional approach to distance education. Rather than learning about environmental studies solely through examples in a textbook, students in each of the courses use their local ecosystems as laboratories in which to experiment with new concepts and skills.

Students choose between three concentrations—conservation biology, writing and communication, and self-design—and graduate as experts in the workings of their own bioregions. This emphasis on practical application of knowledge prepares students for professional work, whether they are just launching a career or looking for growth in an established position.

MSES students graduate with the knowledge and confidence to become leaders. They join a cutting-edge community ready to make a difference.