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School of Environmental Studies

School of Environmental Studies
Professional Science Master's / Environmental Informatics

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Professional Science Master's Degree at TTU

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Population growth, pollution, and limited natural resources, result in increasingly topical environmental issues.

  • The Professional Science Master’s with a concentration in Environmental Informatics degree program effectively prepares you for a career dedicated to sustaining Earth’s resources for future generations.

Courses & Faculty

  • Environmental Informatics combines existing courses in the Colleges of Business, Arts and Sciences, Agricultural and Human Sciences, and Engineering to effectively produce a new and essential degree. Currently, the business core courses are offered online and on campus through TTU’s MBA program.
  • Environmental Informatics will also use an interdisciplinary approach of course delivery by incorporating faculty from the Colleges of Business, Arts and Sciences, and Engineering.

Career Opportunities

  • Environmental scientists and technicians are required to meet increasing demands placed on companies as worldwide awareness of environmentalism increases.
  • Statistics show many professionals in this field will soon be retiring, leaving space for the next generation of environmentalists.
Professional Science Master's Degree | Environmental Informatics
Requirements & Course Outline

Environmental Informatics: Concentration / 33 Hours

Student RequirementsCIS SES_evergreen_ensor

  • The program is designed for graduates of approved natural resources undergraduate programs (e.g., environmental biology, environmental chemistry, environmental engineering, water resources engineering, geology, environmental agriculture, environmental management, etc.).
  • Therefore, a baccalaureate degree in an environmental program is required for full standing.
  • Applicants that have baccalaureate degrees in a closely related field will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and may be admitted to full standing upon completion of identified background courses.

Background Courses

  • GEOG 4510/5510 Theory of GIS I (3)
    (A student may take a pre-test to test out of the course or may gain approval through the program’s GIS faculty in the Department of Earth Sciences)
  • GEOG 4511/5511 Theory of GIS II (3)
    (A student may take a pre-test to test out of the course or may gain approval through the program’s GIS faculty in the Department of Earth Sciences at TTU)

Major Field Core: 12 Hours

Required Business Courses (courses are taught online and on campus via TTU’s MBA program)
These courses are available to any PSM student. The prerequisites will be met through College of Business course modules that can be taken at the student’s own pace and can be completed within a month, a week, or a weekend.

  • BMGT 6200 Organizational Leadership (3)
MKT 6100 Strategic Marketing (3)
  • MATH 6070 Applied Linear Statistical Methods I (3)
  • ACCT 6010 Accounting Information for Management Decisions (3)

Concentration: 18 Hours

  • EVSS 6010 / Environmental Social Policy (3
  • MATH 6470 / Environmental Statistics (3)
  • GEOG 5650 / Environmental Applications of GIS (3)
  • GEOG 5410 / Remote Sensing (3)
  • ESS 6910 / Internship (3)
  • ESS 6510 / Programming GIS (3)

Electives: 3 Hours

Students may take one elective course in their area of professional interest (subject to Graduate Advisory Committee approval).

  • AGBE 5210 / Agriculture and Biological Statistics (3)
  • CSC 6220 / Data Mining (3)
  • CSC 6300 / Web-based Database Systems (3) / (4300/5300 prerequisite or consent)
  • DS 6550 / Data Resource Management (3)
  • ECON 5200 / Environmental Economics (3)
  • MATH 6080 / Applied Linear Statistical Methods II (3)
  • MATH 6170 / Experimental Design I (3)
  • MATH 6180 / Experimental Design II (3)
  • SOC 5920 / Data Analysis and Management (3)
  • ESS 6520 / GIS Project Development and Management (3)
  • ESS 5300 / Environmental Management Systems (3)