San Francisco, CA
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total students
Tuition Cost Not Reported
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February 15
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1 Degree Offered
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The College of Arts and Sciences Adheres to USF's Jesuit Values of Global Justice and Educational Excellence

Six academic schools and colleges comprise the University of San Francisco, including the College of Arts and Sciences, which is home to about 3,000 undergraduate and 650 graduate students. In all of its programs of study, USF strives to foster educational excellence and to promote justice at all levels of society. Accordingly, students and faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences have received recognition and made a number of positive contributions to the local and global communities.

Many of the college's programs involve travel to developing nations, environmental projects, and scientific research that makes an impact in accordance with USF's Jesuit heritage. The Jesuit tradition, combined with the university's motto, "Educating hearts and minds to change the world," emphasizes well-rounded academic preparation that equips students to use their education for the benefit of the world around them.

Master's Program in Environmental Management Accommodates Traditional Grad Students and Working Professionals

For students who are interested in working in the environmental field, USF also offers a Master of Science in Environmental Management. The environmental management program is designed to combine a science-based management program with a broad knowledge of industry, public policy, non-governmental organizations, and other topics related to the environmental marketplace.

The University of San Francisco's environmental management program has the distinction of having been founded 30 years ago, before the current trends in environmental studies began. In its long history, the program has had time to perfect itself and adapt itself to the new demands of environmental science.

The Master of Science in Environmental Management is a full-time program, but the course schedule is designed to accommodate working professionals, with most classes being held on Saturdays. The program also accommodates traditional graduate students, who typically engage in internships while completing the program.

More information is available about the College of Arts and Sciences and applying online, as well as information for international graduate students.

The Bay Area Provides Cultural and Professional Opportunities to University of San Francisco Students

The University of San Francisco is a Jesuit Catholic university of approximately 11,019 graduate and undergraduate students. Situated in a residential neighborhood of San Francisco, USF is located appropriately for both serious study and recreation in the Bay Area. San Francisco has a rich historical and cultural tradition, and is home to such landmarks and attractions as the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Chinatown.

In the surrounding region of California, USF students can visit unique landscape like Napa wine country and the Point Reyes National Seashore. San Francisco is also a center of commerce and business, which gives USF students access to internships and professional opportunities, both while they study and after they graduate.

Location & Contact

Environmental Management Program

College of Arts and Sciences
University of San Francisco

2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
United States

Dr. Thomas MacDonald


Phone: 415-422-5895
Fax: 415-422-6387

Mark Landerghini

Information Contact

Phone: 415-422-5101
Fax: 415-422-2217

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Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Natural Resource Management Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 41
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? No
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Thesis Required and project
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


67% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 111
    • Accepted 75
    • Acceptance Rate 67
    • Enrolled 44
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $55
    • Application Fee - International $65
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline February 15th February 15th Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's Degrees3 semesters of course work in chemistry, minimum GPA of 2.7, work experience in environmental field
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, IELTS required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 2
    • Types of financial support availableCareer or Field-Related Internships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students100
    • Female Percentage67%
    • Male Percentage33%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students100
    • Part-time Percentage15%
    • Full-time Percentage85%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino12%
    • Black / African American1%
    • White / Caucasian48%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian11%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander2%
    • Two or more races11%
    • Unknown or International Student15%


  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty13
    • Full-time Percentage46%
    • Part-time Percentage54%
    • Female Percentage46%
    • Male Percentage54%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchProblems of environmental managers, water quality, hazardous materials, environmental health
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported



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