Program Schedule | The Evergreen State College

Program Schedule

You’ll complete your Master of Environmental Studies in two or three years, taking classes in the evenings. Your days will be open for work, internships, research, and studying.

With evening classes and part-time options, you’ll be able to continue working or accept an internship in the field.

Full Time Master’s: Two Years

Typical Full-Time First Year Schedule
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9 am – 5 pm  Your time for working, internships, studying, and other activities.
6 – 10 pm Elective or No Classes* Core Program Elective or No Classes* Core Program No Classes

* Electives are offered Mondays and Wednesdays. If you are attending full time, you’ll be selecting an elective on one of those days. If you have an internship, you may not be taking an elective at all.

Full-Time Course Load
Core Classes Electives/Internships Thesis
Year One 24 credits 12 credits
Year Two 8 credits 12 credits 16 credits
Total 32 credits 24 credits 16 credits

Part Time Master’s: Three Years

Part-time students typically take core classes during their first year, then a mix of electives and internship in their second year, followed by the thesis in their third year.

Part-Time Course Load
Core Classes Electives/Internships Thesis
Year One 24 credits
Year Two 24 credits
Year Three 8 credits 16 credits
Total 32 credits 24 credits 16 credits