Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Environmental & Sustainability Studies

Program Description

The Master of Science in Environmental and Sustainability Studies program (EVSS) prepares students to deal with the complex nature of environmental issues through an interdisciplinary approach that capitalizes on the unique faculty and research strengths of The Graduate School of the College of Charleston. The faculty contributes through policy sciences, mathematics and the natural and physical science areas of biology, geology and physics. In addition, we offer a joint Master's degree with the Master's of Public Administration Program.

Tim Callahan
Interim Program Director

Adem Ali
Program Director

Lucy Davis
Program Coordinator



The EVSS program provides students with an interdisciplinary approach to identify environmental problems without sacrificing the training rigor of a specific academic discipline. The interdisciplinary emphasis is established through a carefully designed set of required courses that provide students with an understanding of environmental issues. The curriculum addresses these issues by teaching students the principles of basic scientific research; by giving students the tools to evaluate the human dimensions of environmental problems and potential solutions; and by helping students examine the role of public policy in environmental decision-making.


Master of Education in Science and Math for Teachers

The School of Sciences and Mathematics and the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance jointly offer a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Science and Mathematics for Teachers. This program offers graduate level courses in the sciences, mathematics, and education that address the needs of teachers. The program's intention is to strengthen and broaden the practicing teacher's science, mathematics, and education knowledge and understanding for use in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms. It also provides a solid background for those who might eventually pursue a doctoral degree in science and mathematics education.

Read more about this program and the requirements for it here.