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Professional Science Master's in Environmental Science

"Organizations are making the biggest environmental impact, so that seems like the best way to create change. I like learning about policies, laws and sustainable development. This is the perfect graduate program for me." - Lauren Branum, Professional Science Master's Student

As the first and only program of its kind in Oklahoma, the Professional Science Master’s Program in Environmental Management (PSM) at OSU-Tulsa provides students innovative and practical training to ensure they are prepared for careers in environmental health and safety from day one.

If you plan on working in industry, consulting or with a regulatory agency (such as the EPA or ODEQ), this program is designed with your goals in mind.

The program is accredited by the National Professional Science Master's Association.

Unlike traditional programs, the PSM degree focuses on preparing graduates to:

  • Help industry comply with regulations
  • Reduce waste
  • Produce cost savings
  • Improve sustainability

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The PSM is a non-thesis master’s degree and culminates in an internship. The program of study is customizable and lets you take courses that address your unique career goals.

Earn Industry Credentials

Students in the PSM program also earn several industry credentials as part of the graduate curriculum:

  • 40-hour HAZWOPER certification
  • 8-hour DOT certification
  • 8-hour RCRA certification
  • 30-hour OSHA (safety for general industry) certification

OSU-Tulsa PSM environmental science students participate in OSHA HAZWOPER training as part of their graduate program. Students in the PSM program can earn the certification along with college credit toward their degree.

Career Ready Graduates

Boasting a 100 percent employment rate for graduates, OSU-Tulsa's PSM is geared toward preparing students for real-world careers in environmental science in nearly every industry. Our graduates are leaders at state and federal agencies, energy companies and consulting firms.

Environmental scientists and specialists find jobs in:

  • Local, state or federal government
  • Manufacturing
  • Energy
  • Biotechnology
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Resource management
  • Retail
  • Aerospace

PSM students practice hands-on skills they will use on the job.  In the Practical Bioremediation course, students learn environmental cleanup and soil analysis methods utilized in real-world settings.

A Program for Working Professionals

  • No graduate admissions exam (GRE, GMAT) required
  • No thesis required
  • Classes meet one evening per week
  • Conveniently located downtown Tulsa campus

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Dr. Ken Ede is director of the environmental science graduate program at OSU-Tulsa. He is a former environmental health and safety manager for American Airlines and has taught graduate-level environmental science and engineering courses at OSU since 1995.

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OSU-Tulsa Graduate Student Services
North Hall 130

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