Why become a Master of the Environment?

The Masters of the Environment professional degree program prepares students for a wide range of professional careers in the environment, energy, and natural resources. Students take courses that equip them to solve real-world environmental and natural resource problems, and to understand how various stakeholders can be engaged effectively in the decision-making process.
CU Boulder’s MENV program will prepare leaders at the local, state, national, and global levels to sustain the long-term health of the biosphere, and pursue sustainable development. MENV graduates will apply interdisciplinary knowledge and build community in ways that achieve fair and effective solutions to environmental and social problems and promote thriving human and natural communities, balancing concerns for environmental health, economic well-being, and social equity.
Program Requirements      



The Masters of the Environment (MENV) is a 17-month, cohort-based, on-campus professional degree program designed for new and early career professionals. The program focuses on applications and problem-solving and has four parts: (1) the core curriculum, (2) a choice of topical specializations that are supported by (3) electives, and (4) a Capstone Project.
Credits: 42 credits total



Total projected program cost of the entire 17-month program for the incoming
Fall 2017 MENV cohort:

Colorado Resident:  
Tuition $38,934
Fees (including health insurance)  $4,017
Total $42,951*
Out-of-State Resident:  
Tuition $47,580
Fees (including health insurance)  $4,017
Total $51,603*

*The University of Colorado Board of Regents reserves the right to change tuition and fee rates at any time.  Tuition charged is based on residency, degree, and number of credit hours.  The above totals account only for projected CU Boulder student fees and do not include cost of living expenses, such as housing, transportation, food, or school books/supplies.