Limited-Residency Master of Arts in Environmental Studies


The exciting field of Environmental Studies is one of our youngest, broadest and continuously growing fields of research, practice and activism.  Environmental Studies originated from the natural sciences but has since expanded to include the social sciences, humanities, education, economics, design thinking, ethics and justice. Through your studies in Environmental Studies, you can find limitless inspiration, innovation and room for growth to improve our world, communities and selves.

By enrolling in Prescott College you can create projects that are transdisciplinary, applied and solutions-based that focuses on real-world issues that matter to you. Our Master of Arts Limited-Residency Environmental Studies program at Prescott College is specifically designed to be nimble, accommodating and responsive to your diverse interests and needs. Upon graduating, you can contribute to, and create, ethical solutions and innovations that promote effective and responsible stewardship of our planet and its inhabitants.  


Master of Arts graduates in Environmental Studies continue on to change our world. Through our program you will be prepared for and can gain positions throughout the broad field of Environmental Studies. Upon graduation from Environmental Studies, you can catalyze change through your work in the non-profit, corporate and government sectors; create innovative programs in education, interpretation and social services; and conduct research and affect policy about the management of natural resources and wildlife. The opportunity exists to impact society through the creation of environmental literature, photography and film. You might catalyze collaborations between environmental and religious organizations or collaborate with indigenous groups in support of their autonomy, culture and capacity. You will be given the skills to establish non-profits and international relief organizations, truly-green businesses, sustainable community master plans, community gardens and community supported food cooperatives, or innovative start-up schools and place-based curricula that make a difference in your home communities.


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