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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 two-year masters program preparing students for careers as environmental leaders and thinkers in the 21st century.

  • A place to confront climate change, advocate for climate justice, and participate in community-engaged learning and research.

  •  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. Our jobs page features more.
  • PhD programs in the humanities
  • 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 and local government
  • 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 strongly encourage applications from non-traditional and traditionally under-represented groups.

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.

Last Updated: 6/3/21