About MES StudentsMES students come from a variety of backgrounds.
We recognize that the best environmental solutions come from a wide variety of perspectives--that is why we accept all majors, and why our students, who come to us from across the US and abroad, represent a diverse range of ages, cultures, and expertise.
MES students are admitted as a cohort.
Each entering class of 45 students takes the core sequence as a group, forming a tight-knit community that leads to lasting professional and personal relationships. Continuing students work to integrate their first-year colleagues into a strong, supportive learning community of about 90 students overall, dedicated to increasing their knowledge and understanding of the many facets of professional environmental work.
MES Student Demographics
|Fall 2015 Cohort||Fall 2014 Cohort||Other Cohorts||
|Number of Students
|% Students of Color**||18%||10%||21%||17%|
|% Non WA Resident||27%||
|% AmeriCorps Alums
*The national average of women earning master's degrees is 63% according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
**The national average of students of color earning master's degrees is 27% according to the National Center for Education Statistics
MES Student Profiles
Environmental policy and natural resource management
Wetland restoration and forest fire conservation
Environmental policy, ethics, and literature