What is the Environmental Humanities?
- An interdisciplinary, academic field that applies humanities tools to solve environmental problems and promote social justice. Our work balances scholarship with direct problem-solving in the world. Review a few important works in our field.
- A place to confront climate change, advocate for climate justice, and participate in community-engaged learning and research.
- A two-year masters program preparing students for careers as environmental leaders and thinkers in the 21st century.
- A community of learners whose minds are sharpened by steady application and whose intellectual expectations are high. Our faculty are outstanding, recognized leaders in their fields and their classes, our facilities are first-rate, and our student funding is exceptional. On top of all this, we work hard to place our students in paid internships during school and in rewarding jobs after they graduate.
What can I do with this degree?
We provide hands-on career planning for students. The process guides them towards meaningful internships and attractive jobs.
Our graduates pursue:
- Leadership roles in non-profit, humanities and environmental organizations.
- PhD programs in the humanities, American Studies, sociology, forestry, geography
- Professional degrees, such as law and public policy
- Jobs with federal agencies like the National Park Service, The Forest Service, and the BLM.
- Jobs with environmental agencies in state, county and city governments
- Environmental journalism
- Creative writing, editing, publishing, photography and art
What do you look for in your applicants?
We welcome applications from individuals with degrees not only in the humanities, but also in the sciences and social sciences. We welcome applicants from non-traditional and historically underrepresented groups, as well as those coming from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TUCs), Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs), and Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions (NASNTIs).
All successful applicants should be:
- Strong writers
- Critical thinkers and readers
- Visionaries with a passionate commitment to the environment
Acceptance is based on a combination of GPA, academic experience, strong letters of recommendation, environmental connection, experience and writing strength. We strive to build productive, cohesive, well-rounded cohorts of 8-10 students/year.