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Florida International University — School of Environment, Arts, and Society

Program Type:
Master's International
School of Environment, Arts, and Society
Degrees Awarded:
Environmental Studies (MS)
Admissions Deadlines:

Fall 3/1; Spring 10/1

Admissions Cycle:

Fall; Spring

Program Start:
Fall; Spring
Program Founded:
May, 1998


Students may earn up to six credits for their Peace Corps Volunteer service. A limited number of teaching/research assistantships (TA/RA) may be awarded to MIP students who excel academically. TA's are limited and highly competitive. Students interested in applying for a TA must apply through the FIU Environmental Studies Department. MIP students can use their Peace Corps assignment toward their master's thesis work.


The Department of Environmental Studies, College of Arts and Sciences offers a master of science degree in environmental studies with a concentration in biological management. The program is designed to prepare student participants in areas of forestry, agroforestry, and environmental education, and for Volunteer and development activities generally. The MIP consists of a minimum of 36 semester units of academic study, in which 20 of the units are expected to be completed before students begin their Peace Corps assignments. Courses will cover issues such as: Restoration Ecology, Sustainable Development, Environmental Resource Policy, Environment and Development, Tropical Forest Conservation and Protected Area Management.


GRE scores of 1000 or higher, OR minimum 3.0 GPA; 3 letters of recommendation; and a short (1-2 page) statement of research interests and intent.

For inquiries about Master's International, call 855.855.1961 x1812.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Dr. Krish Jayachandran
Graduate Director & Assoc Prof

Department of Earth and Environment
11200 SW 8th Street University Park, ECS 337
Miami, Florida 33199
(305) 348-6553
(305) 348-6137

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