The Master of Science in Environmental Science program at Loyola Marymount University is a career-enhancing, evening master’s program that exposes students to the most advanced, proven and sustainable approaches to protect, improve and manage environmental quality in urban and natural settings from the local to the global level. Our program provides a collaborative and student-focused environment for working professionals and full-time students to deepen their knowledge in environmental science and engineering required to investigate and solve real-world 21st century environmental problems.

Student in the program can benefit from:

  • Strong Industry Ties: Our modern and professionally relevant courses are taught by faculty distinguished in industry and academia.
  • Focus on Sustainability: With our Southern California backdrop, students are exposed to the most advanced, current and sustainable modern solutions to environmental problems.
  • Evening Program: Courses are offered in the evening to accommodate both full‐time students and working professionals.

Program Educational Objectives

The Environmental Science graduate program has established the following program educational objectives that are consistent with the mission of the University and that describe the expected accomplishments of graduates during the first several years following graduation. Environmental Science program graduates will:

  1. Apply critical thinking skills in their profession to identify, evaluate, and develop science-based solutions to 21st century environmental issues and challenges.
  2. Demonstrate and apply ethical, socially equitable, and sustainable practices and principles to issues in their profession.
  3. Advance in their careers by staying current in the field, working on interdisciplinary teams, and/or obtaining professional certifications.

To accomplish these program educational objectives, a variety of courses in the fields of environmental science and environmental engineering are offered with an emphasis on sustainability. Additional opportunities are available to broaden the educational experience through courses in other departments, independent study, and directed research resulting in a thesis. A broad base of theory and design is provided integrating current issues and professional practices.