Kentucky State University’s Master of Science in Environmental Studies trains leaders to understand and solve environmental problems by applying critical thinking skills across disciplines.

Learning to restore a balance between humanity and our changing environment will be among the biggest challenges of coming years. It will require an understanding of the interaction between ecology, sociology, economics, and other disciplines. Kentucky State University’s Master of Science in Environmental Studies enables graduates to develop specific areas of expertise and communicate across disciplines to address environmental issues. The program is intended for students seeking meaningful employment with a commitment to human values.

The program is a coordinated by the College of Agriculture, Communities, and the Environment. Many of the core faculty have appointments in this College. As such, the program emphasizes the agricultural interface between humans and the environment. Developing more sustainable agriculture and food systems is crucial to solving environmental problems.

University Admission Requirements:

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Admission Requirements for Master of Environmental Studies:

The core course requirements are:

  • ENV 501 Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • ENV 502 Population and Community Ecology
  • ENV 503 MES Student Team Project
  • ENV 509 Biostatistics
  • ENV 511 Energy and the Environment
  • ENV 600 MES Research
  • ENV 601 MES Thesis


  • ENV 699 MES Capstone

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Applications are currently being accepted for the Fall 2017 semester.  Assistantships are available for full-time graduate students completing thesis projects.

International Students

The University welcomes admission inquiries from international students. International students should have a complete admission application on file three months before the beginning of the semester in which they intend to enroll, and must also submit:

  • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), with a minimum scores of 525 (paper) and 173 (computer), and
  • Official transcripts, in English, with the translation certified

Non-English transcripts and certificates must be accompanied by an accredited evaluation and translation from an appropriate agency. This evaluation does not guarantee admission to Kentucky State University or acceptance of credits.



Fall 2017 Course Offerings

ENV 501
Introduction to
Environmental Studies
5:00 – 7:30 pm
AQU 522
Principles of Aquaculture
ENV 550
Human Health and Environment
10 - 10:50 am
ENV 585
Special Topics in Environmental Studies (topics arranged)
ENV 508
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
5:00 - 7:30 pm
AQU 507
Fish Genetics
AQU 513
Aquatic Ecology
2:00 - 12:50 pm
Lab 1:00 – 3:00 pm M
ENV 600
Environmental Studies Thesis Research
ENV 511
Energy & the Environment
5:00 - 7:30 pm
ENV 601
Environmental Studies Thesis
ENV 511
Environmental Ethics
5:00 - 7:30 pm
ENV 699
Environmental Studies Capstone