Master's Program in Natural Sciences in North America

Best Master Programs in Natural Sciences in North America 2017

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In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Natural sciences are a scientific branch that deals with observations, understanding and predictions of natural phenomena. It is a diverse field and includes disciplines such as biological science, physics, chemistry, Earth science and astronomy.

The United States of America commonly called the United States, is a federal republic consisting of fifty states and a federal district. The 48 contiguous states and the federal district of Washington, D.C. are in first North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is in northwestern North America, west of Canada and east of Russia across the Bering Strait, and the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-North Pacific. The country also has five populated and nine unpopulated territories in the Pacific and the Caribbean.

Master's Degree in Natural Sciences in North America

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Master of Engineering Leadership in Integrated Water Management

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science
Campus Full time January 2018 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Integrated Water Management is an intensive one-year degree program that will enable you to spearhead initiatives focused on water use, treatment, research and protection. [+]

Top Master Degrees in Natural Sciences in North America 2017. The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Integrated Water Management is an intensive one-year degree program that will enable you to spearhead initiatives focused on water use, treatment, research and protection. There is a growing demand for professionals in the public and private sectors who can develop and lead sustainable water management solutions. Graduates of this program will be highly sought after for their unique combination of leadership and technical sector-specific skills. Watch this video and learn more about this unique technical management program from our students and professors. Propel Your Career Forward This unique master’s degree program will: equip you with an understanding of the aquatic environment; how to apply physical, chemical and biological unit operations and processes to water resources; and increase your familiarity with regulatory and environmental frameworks; broaden your sector-relevant skills through a project-based curriculum that covers all stages of the industry value chain; provide a dynamic learning environment that includes working on collaborative projects with students and faculty; offer opportunities for you to learn from world-renowned faculty and industry experts; and help you advance your career by balancing technical learning with in-depth leadership courses on project management, business and communication. Eligibility Requirements You are eligible for this program if you meet the MEL admission requirements and you have: an undergraduate degree in chemical and biological engineering, civil engineering, geological engineering or a related discipline in engineering, environmental sciences, geology, fluid mechanics, hydrology, biotechnology, biology, biogeography... [-]

Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)
Online Part time July 2017 Australia Newcastle

The Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability equips professionals with the capability to constructively engage with the complete environmental concerns that confront contemporary societies. The emphasis of this degree is the integration of theory and practice with an interdisciplinary grounding in sustainability, environmental management, impact assessment and policy. [+]

The Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability equips professionals with the capability to constructively engage with the complete environmental concerns that confront contemporary societies. The emphasis of this degree is the integration of theory and practice with an interdisciplinary grounding in sustainability, environmental management, impact assessment and policy. You will develop specialist knowledge regarding issues of global consequence including sustainability and ecosystem health, water management, environmental legislation and planning, environmental impact assessment, social change and development, climate change policy and conservation biology. By developing an advanced understanding of the key approaches in environmental management and decision making, you’ll expand your critical appreciation of sustainability, ethics, governance and cultural difference in relation to environmental practice and management. With the flexibility to study your areas of interest, the program has been developed to prepare you with a solid understanding of environmental management and sustainability with focus on practical application of theoretical concepts. With a number of emerging industries on the radar, including climate change, sustainable energy, infrastructure, water management and land use, demand for qualified and experienced environmental professionals is expected to grow by 40%. At the completion of your master studies, you will be able to apply your high-level practical and theoretical knowledge across a variety of fields, including research, consultancy, advocacy and private practice. Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your fully accredited Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability at a... [-]

M.S. in Biology

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 2 - 3  August 2017 USA San Francisco

The University of San Francisco offers a Master of Science degree in Biology in which hands-on lab research with full-time teaching/research faculty is its focus. [+]

Master in BiologyThe University of San Francisco offers a Master of Science degree in Biology in which hands-on lab research with full-time teaching/research faculty is its focus.The Biology and Chemistry programs at USF are designed for graduate students seeking a graduate program with personalized research direction and training from full-time faculty - all while studying in one of the world's most beautiful cities.All students admitted to the graduate program receive generous financial assistance from the Department of Biology, which includes a full-tuition scholarship for their graduate studies. Most graduate students are also awarded a Teaching Assistantship with a stipend of $7,200 per year and some qualified graduate students receive Research Assistantships as well.The Biology research experience and training in USF's graduate program prepares our graduate students well for a future in one of the following areas:... [-]


Masters In Nanotechnology (mnt)

Tecnológico de Monterrey
Campus Full time July 2017 Mexico Monterrey Mexico State + 1 more

In recent decades, Mexico has been characterized as a country with an important economic dimension, privileged geographical location, young population and openness to globalization, positioning itself as an attractive country for investment and industrial sector achieving global relevance. To take advantage of these features has been developed this program Nanotechnology will help the creation and application of knowledge in the areas of materials science at the nanoscale. [+]

Description In recent decades, Mexico has been characterized as a country with an important economic dimension, privileged geographical location, young population and openness to globalization, positioning itself as an attractive country for investment and industrial sector achieving global relevance. To take advantage of these features has been developed this program nanotechnology which will help the creation and application of knowledge in the areas of materials science at the nanoscale. Target Train professionals for industry and academia who, as agents of change, be able to do applied research, technological development, innovation, and technology transfer in the areas of nanotechnology. Addressed to The Master in Nanotechnology is aimed at professionals in areas of engineering and natural sciences mainly interested in conducting high-impact research to contribute to the knowledge of any of the specialty areas of nanotechnology. Students entering this program should have excellent academic background, vocation in knowledge generation, fluent communication, working professionally under strict ethical standards that are open to new ways of assimilation of knowledge and professional practice and they are intellectually curious. Study plan First semester F4002 Computer Simulations GI5000 Methods Research and Innovation MA4007 Partial Differential Equations Course OP4000 stamp Second semester MA4009 Statistical Methods NT5011 Thesis I Thermodynamics of materials Q4001 Third semester NT5012 Thesis II OP5042 Elective I OP5043 Elective II Fourth semester NT5013 Thesis III OP5044 Elective III OP5045 Elective IV graduates At the end of the program students will be able to: Demonstrate a high level of theoretical and methodological knowledge of Nanotechnology in... [-]

Environmental Science

International University Alliance
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Boston

The environment and sustainability program, housed in the School of Earth, Ocean and the Environment, is at the forefront of research to determine the wise use and management of complex natural systems. [+]

Top Master Degrees in Natural Sciences in North America 2017. Environmental Science / Environmental Studies The environment and sustainability program, housed in the School of Earth, Ocean and the Environment, is at the forefront of research to determine the wise use and management of complex natural systems. What to Expect As an environmental science major in the School of Earth, Ocean and the Environment, you will have the opportunity to place emphasis in a variety of areas including natural systems, water resources, weather and climate, energy or humans and the environment, you will learn how to conduct hypothesis-driven research and communicate your knowledge both orally and in writing. The environmental studies major emphasizes humanities and social sciences, with major credit courses in the environment, politics, history, economics and literature. Graduate Degrees The Master of Earth and Environmental Resource Management (M.E.E.R.M.) program, offered by the School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment, trains graduate students for management positions in earth and environmental resources, sustainable development within ecosystems, or safe and effective use of man-made materials in the environment. [-]

Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering

University of Maryland, A. James Clark School of Engineering
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5  September 2017 USA College Park + 1 more

The graduate program in Environmental Engineering provides a core background in water chemistry, environmental biology, and process dynamics. Advanced course work in water and wastewater treatment, bioremediation, pollutants and risk, ground and surface water hydrology, and air pollution is available in Civil Engineering and other allied departments. [+]

The graduate program in Environmental Engineering provides a core background in water chemistry, environmental biology, and process dynamics. Advanced course work in water and wastewater treatment, bioremediation, pollutants and risk, ground and surface water hydrology, and air pollution is available in Civil Engineering and other allied departments. Environmental Engineering Research Original research is a primary component of a graduate program. Current fundamental environmental research will serve as the basis for solving the problems faced by future generations. Practical engineering research is necessary to solve current environmental problems. The following are some of the research topics that Environmental Engineering students and faculty have explored in the last few years: Airborne Transport of Pesticides Biological Nutrient Removal Bioremediation of Subsurface Contaminants Fate of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Wastewater Treatment Grass Swales for Treatment of Roadway Runoff Pathogen Fate and Treatment in Bioretention Suspended Solids Capture and Accumulation in Bioretention Dissolution of Nonaqueous Phase Contaminants Environmental Engineering research is conducted in four very well equipped, air-conditioned laboratories totaling approximately 3000 square feet. Recent Thesis and Dissertation Titles Characterization and Mobilization of Arsenic in Various Contaminated Materials Design and Construction of Low Power, Portable Photocatalytic Water Treatment Unit using Light Emitting Diode Effect of Terminal Electron Accepting Processes on Acetate Thresholds in Contaminated Sediments The Fate and Behavior of Octyl- and Nonylphenol Ethoxylates and Their Derivatives in Three American Wastewater Treatment Plants and The Back River, Maryland A Field Demonstration of a Quantitative Framework for Defining the Limits on In Situ Bioremediation Field Evaluation... [-]

Master of Environmental Policy

Duke Kunshan University
Campus Full time September 2017 China Kunshan

Duke Kunshan University’s international Master of Environmental Policy (iMEP) program combines a world-class faculty, cutting-edge research center, innovative curriculum and unparalleled career opportunities. You will leave the program with an advanced degree from world-renowned Duke University, and the knowledge and experience you need to devise evidence-based policy solutions to the most urgent environmental problems of our time. [+]

Top Master Degrees in Natural Sciences in North America 2017. Duke Kunshan University’s international Master of Environmental Policy (iMEP) program combines a world-class faculty, cutting-edge research center, innovative curriculum and unparalleled career opportunities. You will leave the program with an advanced degree from world-renowned Duke University, and the knowledge and experience you need to devise evidence-based policy solutions to the most urgent environmental problems of our time. Course Structure The four-semester, 16-course iMEP program is designed to capture the skills necessary for a new generation of environmental leaders. It is the first in the world to draw together the important core requirements in environmental management and public policy. These include economics, political science, sociology, history, law, statistics and environmental science. Year 1 Environmental Economics Statistics and Program Evaluation for Environmental Policy Environmental Policy Analysis 1 Elective Environmental Science Environmental Economics Policy Practicum Environmental Policy Process 1 Elective Year 2 Master's Project Capstone* 3 Electives Master's Project Capstone* Environmental Law, Governance and Regulation 2 Electives *Under faculty supervision, small groups of students will work with clients to develop solutions to real-world environmental policy challenges. International Opportunities Building on the strong relationship between the iMEP program and Duke University, iMEP students will have the opportunity to spend a semester at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, USA, where they will interact with the broader Duke faculty, gain additional English-language experience, and build networks with US-based contacts. At the same time, the program will bring students pursuing a master’s degree from the Nicholas... [-]

Master in International Environmental Policy

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Monterey

We educate students to be leaders in solving the world's most pressing environmental problems. Our innovative curriculum for the International Environmental Policy program develops the critical knowledge and skills to tackle complex environmental challenges especially those posed by the multiple threats from climate change. [+]

We educate students to be leaders in solving the world's most pressing environmental problems. Our International Environmental Policy Program Our innovative curriculum for the International Environmental Policy program develops the critical knowledge and skills to tackle complex environmental challenges especially those posed by the multiple threats from climate change. As internationally recognized experts and practitioners, International Environmental Policy faculty members stay ahead of today's job market to ensure that our students are prepared for the careers of the future. Our students come from a variety of countries to pursue their interests on a wide range of interdisciplinary issues. Customized Focus Areas We have expertise at the forefront of new career opportunities in International Environmental Policy and offer interdisciplinary coursework and immersive field experience in the three following areas. Ocean and Coastal Resource Management Integrating traditional marine science and policy with economics and management to promote ocean and coastal sustainability. Business Sustainability and Development Exploring the role of markets in promoting global sustainability and sustainable development through business models, private-public partnerships, and public policy. Natural Resource Policy and Management Examining the role of the public and private sectors in conservation policy and management, from agriculture to protected areas to forestry. Joint MBA/MA International Environmental Policy Program Our Joint MBA/MA International Environmental Policy program provides an opportunity for students to earn two master's degrees in five semesters. Internships in International Environmental Policy Students gain professional experience through internships, prestigious fellowships and other real-world, immersive programs such as: Center for Blue Economy Summer... [-]

MPS in Sustainable Interior Environments (MPS-S)

New York School of Interior Design
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Upper East Side + 1 more

The MPS in Sustainable Interior Environments (MPS-S) is a post-professional program structured to prepare design professionals to assume leadership roles in developing and maintaining sustainable interior spaces that will positively impact the world. [+]

Top Master Degrees in Natural Sciences in North America 2017. The MPS in Sustainable Interior Environments (MPS-S) is a post-professional program structured to prepare design professionals to assume leadership roles in developing and maintaining sustainable interior spaces that will positively impact the world. Intended for those working in the design or architecture professions, the program provides students with a thorough grounding in the best practices in environmentally informed designs for the interior. Upon completion of the MPS-S program, students are in a position to sit for LEED AP Accreditation — a highly sought-after credential. Students are exposed to a wide range of topics, research methods, integrated design development methodologies, and sustainable project management practices. Course work addresses the history and theory of sustainability, principles of sustainable materials, natural and artificial lighting and control systems, and integrated environmental systems design. It also covers indoor air quality as well as green textiles, furnishings, and decorative elements. The program includes two studio courses designed to integrate acquired knowledge and research while exploring both residential and nonresidential environments. The program can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis All classes are in the evenings and on weekends The program is offered onsite and online (live classes delivered via videoconferencing at set class times) Requires a degree in interior design, architecture, engineering, or a closely related field and an advanced portfolio. MPS-S Curriculum (30 Credits — based on full-time study) 1st Semester 725 History & Theory of Sustainability in the Interior Environment (2 credits)... [-]

Master’s Degree in Environmental Science

McGovern Education Group
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Oklahoma City

A Master of Science in Environmental Science is a graduate degree awarded for courses taken in the study of environmental science or related disciplines, such as the understanding of natural and man-made environments, environmental science degrees draw from diverse fields of studies and require a strong background in the more traditional sciences [+]

A Master of Science in Environmental Science is a graduate degree awarded for courses taken in the study of environmental science or related disciplines, such as the understanding of natural and man-made environments, environmental science degrees draw from diverse fields of studies and require a strong background in the more traditional sciences: biology, physics, chemistry, geography, ecology, and biotechnology. Tuition for a Master of Environmental Science program starts at $18,000 USD per academic year, although international scholarships are available for highly qualified applicants. Questions? Would you like to speak with an American counselor about this degree program? We’re a team of American counselors who are trained to help international students find the ideal degree program at a respected American university at a tuition price you can afford. Did you know there are more than 4,000 colleges and universities in the United States? We partner with hundreds of safe, affordable, and respected American universities that offer ranked programs, international scholarships, and provide job placement services for graduates. We can fast track your application at hundreds of partner US universities. Our American counselors are waiting to provide unlimited one-on-one assistance at no cost. FREE degree program counseling FREE university selection counseling FREE application review FREE application essay support FREE visa interview training FREE unlimited email and video chat support FREE scholarship application support  In most cases, we can have your acceptance package delivered to your door in just two weeks for a bachelor’s degree and only four weeks for a master’s degree. [-]

Master of Public Health

Chicago State University
Campus Full time 2 - 3  August 2017 USA Chicago

Chicago State University's MPH program is a practice-centered curriculum designed to prepare students for the health problems of the 21st century. It focuses on the core functions of public health including: health status assessments, environmental health quality assurance, behavior change strategies, health disparities, as well as health policy development and research. [+]

Top Master Degrees in Natural Sciences in North America 2017. Chicago State University's MPH program is a practice-centered curriculum designed to prepare students for the health problems of the 21st century. It focuses on the core functions of public health including: health status assessments, environmental health quality assurance, behavior change strategies, health disparities, as well as health policy development and research. CSU’s MPH program has a value-added component that focuses on minority health and health equity. The MPH curriculum also emphasizes the social and scientific strategies in understanding the causality, consequences, prevention and control of diseases and untimely deaths. Students in the MPH program will conduct research that will increase public awareness of these health problems. Admissions Application Deadlines The Graduate School accepts applications on a continuous basis for most graduate programs; students interested in obtaining admission to a specific term should complete the admission process by these deadlines: Fall Term - March 15th (March 1st for all Counseling applicants). Spring Term - October 15th (one month earlier for international applicants). Total Tuition and Fees $3,926.00 - $6,248.00 (Graduate) [-]

Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Campus Full time September 2017 USA San Luis Obispo

The Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology program trains students with scientific, engineering, food, and agricultural backgrounds for leadership and management roles in the dairy foods manufacturing industry. This innovative, one-year master's degree includes coursework in dairy chemistry, dairy microbiology, plant management, project management, leadership, sustainability, and other areas critical to effective dairy plant management. Through the use of experiential and project-based learning, students will develop the essential knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the international dairy foods industry. [+]

About the Program The Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology program trains students with scientific, engineering, food, and agricultural backgrounds for leadership and management roles in the dairy foods manufacturing industry. This innovative, one-year master's degree includes coursework in dairy chemistry, dairy microbiology, plant management, project management, leadership, sustainability, and other areas critical to effective dairy plant management. Through the use of experiential and project-based learning, students will develop the essential knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the international dairy foods industry. Program of Study Graduate students in the MPS in Dairy Products Technology program are required to complete a prescribed course of study designed to give them an understanding of dairy science and manufacturing, industry structure, unit operations, sanitation, quality control, and regulatory requirements. In addition, students will develop the leadership skills and experience needed to manage and guide teams in a dairy processing environment. Three quarters of on-campus course work are followed by a one-quarter internship related to dairy foods manufacturing. To graduate with the MPS in Dairy Products Technology, students must then pass a comprehensive examination. The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Dairy Products Technology program is designed to prepare students with analytical and critical thinking skills for careers in supervision or management at large-scale dairy processing operations. The MPS is not a research program. Many of our students have minimal exposure to dairy science but have exhibited an interest in dairy and have demonstrated management potential. The MPS is a one-year graduate... [-]

Master of Natural and Applied Sciences

Missouri State University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4  September 2017 USA Springfield + 1 more

The MNAS program is the only one of its kind in the southwest Missouri region. This unique program offers a wide spectrum of choices for selecting two areas of study in multiple departments or schools. [+]

Master of Natural and Applied Sciences Why pursue the MNAS degree at Missouri State? Select two areas of emphasis to customize your program of study. Each emphasis area will help you expand upon your current scientific knowledge and capabilities.

 

You will work directly with an advisory committee dedicated to helping you meet your academic and professional goals. You will be matched to a faculty member who will provide advisement, as well as help you design your program of study.

 

This interdisciplinary program allows you to select areas in multiple departments and schools.

 

The MNAS will increase your marketability by developing an advanced set of skills. ... [-]

Masters of Environmental Sciences/Studies

Nipissing University
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Ontario

Nipissing University’s new MES/MESc program offers students degrees in either Master of Environmental Studies or Master of Environmental Sciences. [+]

Masters of Environmental Sciences/Studies Nipissing University’s new MES/MESc program offers students degrees in either Master of Environmental Studies or Master of Environmental Sciences. Both programs offer the training and development of graduates capable of contributing to the study of the environment and environmental issues and to the environmental problem solving of the future. Graduates will be prepared for careers in government and industry, working in areas such as environmental policy, impact assessment, scientific research and education. Graduates will also be prepared for further advanced study (e.g. PhD programs) in environmental studies/sciences programs and in specialized fields of geography, hydrology, history, biology, forestry, philosophy, ecology and teaching. Students will be prepared for these endeavors by participating in a uniquely interdisciplinary program in which humanities, social science, and natural science approaches to understanding and solving environmental issues will be fully integrated.​​​​​ Admission requirements While there are several core courses to the Master of Environmental Science or Studies program, students will choose to stream into either Environmental Science or Environmental Studies, depending on their background and interests. Applicants must hold a four-year undergraduate degree in any discipline from an accredited University and at least a 75% average on the last ten full (20 semester) courses completed at the time of application, or equivalent qualifications to be considered for admission. Applicants are also required to submit a Statement of Academic Intent which explains how the MES/MESc program relates to previous academic studies. All applicants are required to provide at least three (3) letters of... [-]

Master in Biology (M.S.)

Inter American University of Puerto Rico
Campus Full time August 2017 Puerto Rico Bayamón Aguadilla

The Master of Science Degree in Biology offers two specializations: Molecular Biotechnology and Environmental and Ecological Sciences. The emphasis of these programs is to present an interdisciplinary curriculum focused on scientific reasoning to prepare students for work in the field of Biology dealing with the molecular aspects of biotechnology, ecology or the environmental sciences. [+]

Top Master Degrees in Natural Sciences in North America 2017. The Master of Science Degree in Biology offers two specializations: Molecular Biotechnology and Environmental and Ecological Sciences. The emphasis of these programs is to present an interdisciplinary curriculum focused on scientific reasoning to prepare students for work in the field of Biology dealing with the molecular aspects of biotechnology, ecology or the environmental sciences. Graduates of this program will be able to emit technical and scientific judgments related to their area of specialization and to general aspects of Biology. They will obtain experience in the use and application of available technologies to understand and to answer questions of a scientific nature. The program reinforces ethical aspects in research and promotes the development of an integral knowledge of biological sciences in which the student’s specialization is based. [-]