Master of Science in Integrated Scientific Applications

Environmental Systems Management

Environmental Systems Management (ESM)

The Environmental Systems Management(ESM) specialization at Millersville University integrates broad expertise in environmental studies from across several departments and disciplines in the development of the ESM curriculum. The Earth Sciences, Geography, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Industry and Technology, and the Center for Environmental Sciences, are shareholders in this approach to the curriculum. The ESM curriculum prepares students for careers that bridge earth and environmental systems science with competencies in business and information management, geospatial applications, environmental economics and ethics and leadership skills.

Career Opportunities

Listed below are just a few of the job areas that are relevant to this specialization

  • Environmental risk management
  • Water resource management
  • Operations coordination
  • Watershed sustainability management
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental law

Major Sequence and Degree Requirements
36 Credits (online, technology-enhanced, and face-to-face course delivery formats)

Admission Requirements
Applicants must provide an official transcript from all institutions of higher education attended, and verify completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum of a 2.75/4.00 cumulative grade point average. Applicants must also submit an official score from the GRE, GMAT, or MAT test that was taken within three years of the date of application. A resume and telephone interview are required.

Core Courses (24 s.h.)

  • BSN 511 Business Operations and Analysis (4)
  • ISS 570 Information Analysis (3) or EMGT 633 GIS Applications (3)
  • BSN 512 Accounting and Finance (4)
  • BSN 514 Strategic Management/Leadership (4)
  • ISCA 698 Field Experience Practicum (3)
  • ECON 507 Environmental Economics (3)
  • MATH 535 Statistical Methods (3)

Specialization Courses (12 s.h. at least 4 courses are required)

  • BIOL 446 Chesapeake Bay Systems (3)
  • ISCA 531 Sustainability: Science and Policy (3)
  • ISCA 532 Environmental Systems Management: Land, Water, Energy (3)
  • ISCA 651 Environmental Risk Management w/ Case Studies (3)
  • ISCA 652 Environmental Impacts Assessment (3)
  • ISCA 607 Global Environmental Policy and Negotiation (3)

Next Steps

For more information on the MSISA program please contact program cordinator:

Dr. Rich Clark
Phone: 717-872-3289


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