About NC State Environmental Assessment Online

CNR students take water samples from deep wells near Rocky Branch Creek for a class project.The Master of Environmental Assessment Degree and the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Assessment programs are internet-based Online and Distance Education programs. There are no seated or face-to-face classes, which allows us to better meet the flexible access needs of adult learners in the field of environmental assessment across the state, over the nation, and throughout the world. Students have contact with numerous faculty who come with a diverse set of research backgrounds. The program allows students to choose from a broad selection of electives courses across the University including the College of Natural Resources, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Engineering and the School of Public and International Affairs.


Master of Environmental Assessment

The Master of Environmental Assessment Degree is an interdisciplinary program focused on understanding the adverse impacts that pollutants and naturally occurring substances pose on human health and the environment. The program builds upon NC State University’s expertise in environmental issues and problem solving.

The Master of Environmental Assessment Degree is affiliated with the Professional Science Master’s Program. Professional Science Masters programs are graduate degree programs that provide interdisciplinary coursework in the natural and mathematical sciences in combination with the professional management training essential for careers in industry, government or nonprofit organizations. Students and faculty in PSM programs typically enjoy a high level of interaction with working professionals through courses, projects, internships and networking. For more information on the PSM designation watch the NC State PSM video or visit the PSM website.

For more information of the Online Master of Environmental Assessment Degree, please visit the program page.

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Graduate Certificate in Environmental Assessment

Individuals can boost their credentials by earning our (non-degree) Certificate in Environmental Assessment. The certificate program provides excellent opportunities for practicing environmental professionals to stay abreast of new technologies and current government regulations. Through the program, students combine multiple fields of study to tackle complex environmental problems. Individuals who already have a Master’s Degree and want to update their skills, or those who want to broaden their knowledge in the field, may be interested in the certificate program.

For more information of the Online Certificate in Environmental Assessment, please visit the program page.

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Online Course Offerings

Students looking for a more flexible option may choose to enroll in a course-by-course basis. Our interdisciplinary course options offer a wide array of continuing education options for people in agricultural, chemical, environmental, energy, natural resource, pharmaceutical, biomedical, and biotechnology fields. To view a partial list of course options, please visit our Online Courses page.

For those interested in taking individual courses without enrolling in a degree or certificate program, you must first enroll as a Non-Degree Studies (NDS) student. To learn more about enrolling as an NDS student or registering for courses, visit our Apply page.

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Why NC State?

NC State is one of the leading land grant universities in the nation, with more than 31,000 students and nearly 8,000 faculty and staff. With its 10 schools and colleges, NC State is consistently ranked among the top 50 public universities and is well recognized for its science, technology and mathematics programs. More than 1/3 of NC State’s overall faculty throughout its 10 colleges pursue teaching, research and extension activities related to the environment. They are engaged in efforts to enhance sustainability, understand the links between energy and the environment, provide forecasts of global climate change, and find better ways to conserve and manage natural resources.

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