Antioch University - Environmental Studies

Why you should consider this program

The world needs you now to preserve biodiversity, work for environmental justice, reinvigorate science education, guide communities in planning for climate change, and promote sustainable practices in organizations, schools, and businesses. This is our mission and commitment to our students. Come earn your Masters or PhD in Environmental Studies at one of the oldest most progressive institutions in higher education, and be part of the mission. AUNE’s Master of Science in Environmental Studies is a 42-credit program that can be completed in five semesters. The 30-credit Master of Science in Management and Conservation can be completed in four semesters. The Environmental Studies PhD is a 69-credit program that can be completed in 4-5 years.

Benefits for Coverdell Fellows

Tuition/fees for Complete Program Value of Coverdell Fellowship Net cost *
In state $ 43,625 $ 10,906 $ 32,719
Out of state $ 43,625 $ 10,906 $ 32,719
* Net cost is equal to tuition/fees minus fellowship value. For some universities, the fellowship value includes non-tuition/fee benefits such as health insurance or housing—see the first point below for more details.

Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from

Scholarship equal to 25% of tuition (only) for the first 2 years of the student’s program. Please be aware that the financial package specified reflects the Environmental Science master program with full time enrollment. Attending full time would be advisable for students seeking the highest financial reward. The cost of program for RMC = $31490 and for the ES PhD =$96690 (these rates are for 16-17 academic year).

Fellowships awarded per year (average)


Annual cost of living (estimated)

$ 24,000

Application fee waived?



Professional internships are a critical component of our master’s programs because they allow you to delve into real-world experiences. During the program two, 3 credit internships are required. The internships are spaced throughout the course of study to enable you to practice skill-sets learned during classes at sites throughout the country and world. To list a few examples: students have interned at community gardens to make fresh and nutritious food accessible to lower income families; they have interned with conservation groups and organizations to protect our natural resources for everyone; they have interned with governmental organizations to support environmental justice legislation; and they have interned with organizations that are active participants in climate change preparedness.

In the doctoral program, students complete a service practicum as part of their Fellowship. For this, students at an advanced level of training reaffirm how their academic experience fits into the non- academic world and strengthens community, placing their scholarship in a renewed context.

Jobs for program alumni

Education Program Manager position at Mill City Grows

Program Director, The Nature Conservancy, Milwaukee, WI

Director of Environmental Programs and Sustainability, Vermont Academy

Coastal and Marine Planning Scientist, The Nature Conservancy, Great Lakes, MI

Research Ecologist, US Forest Service

Land Project Manager, Winnakee Land Trust, Rhinebeck, NY

Fish and Wildlife Technician, NY State Department of Environmental Conservation

Park Ranger, MA Department of Conservation and Recreation

Founder and Creative Director, Roots and Trails, Montpelier, VT

Director of Recreation and Outdoor Programs, Landmark College, VT

Birding and Nature Guide, Manu, HI Conservation Birding and Nature Tours

Project Manager, Ugalla Primate Project, Kigoma, Tanzania

Nashua Regional Planning Commission,

Wesleyan University, Sustainability Director

Butterfly Wonderland (Arizona), Zoological Assistant II

Roots School of Nature and Science (Colorado), Founder/Director

W.S. Badger Company, Sustainability Educator

Fresno Chaffee Zoo (CA), Lead Interpretive Guide

Climate Change Specialists, Portland, OR

Environmental Analyst, World Bank

Other details

Program length

MS ES degree is 2 years, MS RMC degree is 20 months, PhD in ES is 4 or more years

Application requirements

Applications consist of an application form, required essays, and an interview.  More information can be found here.

Admissions process

Same as application process for other ES students.

Program begins

Late August and Mid-January for master’s program, June and August for PhD program.

Non-traditional options

  • Low residency or distance learning

Year Coverdell Fellows partnership started



Jason Rhoades, Public Service Projects Manager

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