Master’s of the Environment Graduate Program

University of Colorado Boulder

Mission: The mission of Master’s of the Environment (MENV) Graduate Program is to educate our students to advance sustainability solutions across a wide range of environmental careers and sectors by promoting a community of learning through engaged and interdisciplinary classes and real-world professional experience.

Vision: MENV provides environmental leaders with the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to understand a changing world and build a more just, sustainable, and productive planet.

We drive thought leadership to address and respond to the dynamism and transformative change in society and the environment.
We have moved beyond traditional instruction, incorporating experiential and professional opportunities that prepare students to address real-world environmental challenges.
We embrace a paradigm of environmental education that values leadership, systems-based approaches, experiential learning, and problem solving.
We celebrate diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to address the greatest challenges of the environment and society.
We leverage the environmental ethic and culture of innovation of Colorado’s Front Range and engage a wide range of stakeholders to create an active community of learning.
We recognize that environmental challenges transcend traditional sectors and professions, and provide our students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in new and emergent fields.

Department/Institute/Unit: Environmental Studies
Institution: University of Colorado Boulder
City: Boulder
Country: United States
State/Province: Colorado
Program Leader(s): Dr. Joel Hartter, MENV Director
Point(s) of Contact: Myles Maland
Contact Email(s):
Year Initiated: 2016
Currently Active: Yes
Program Scale: International
Participant Model: Cohort Based
Participant Eligibility: Other
Time Commiment for Participants: 60+ hours
Requirements for Participation: Students must complete 48 credit hours of graduate work in the MENV Graduate Program
Application Frequency: Yearly
Application Process:
Program Recruitment Strategies: Digital marketing and in-person and virtual information sessions
Cost to Participant: Yes
Funding or Support Available to Participants: Yes
Amount or Types of Support Available to Participants (if applicable): Scholarships of up to $50,000
Mentorship Model: N/A
Number of Participants in Program: 40+
How Program is Funded: Dozens of external partner from public, private, and non-profit sectors
Other Program Partners: N/A
Number of Program Staff: 10
Is the Program Credit Bearing or Credentialing: Yes
Is there a Program Evaluation Conducted: Yes
Type(s) of Evaluation(s) Conducted: Annual programmatic evaluations