Western Colorado University offers an innovative Master in Environmental Management (MEM) degree and our student and alumni network is connected to organizations around the world. MEM students engage in meaningful projects and can earn their masters as a distance student from anywhere in the world or as a residential student serving organizations in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. We offer three tracks: Global Sustainability, Integrative and Public Land Management, and Sustainable and Resilient Communities. All applications completed by February 1 are considered for one of our many fellowships and over 80% of our students receive some financial support during their program from fellowships, internships, environmental jobs, and/or grants. Check out our new Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion fellowship as well as over 30 others.
• No GRE required, just compulsive curiosity, commitment, and a desire to do meaningful environmental projects.
• MEM students engage in 600+ hour projects instead of traditional thesis.
• Each cohort typically has individuals from over 20 different undergraduate majors and a variety of professional backgrounds and interests
• Distance learning and residential options are available during both years of the program
• Applications are free until January 1 and always free for RPCV
We accept students interested in impactful environmental work from a wide variety of disciplines, including natural sciences, social sciences, history, art, economics and much more.