Master of Environmental Studies Thesis

Winter 2019
Spring 2019
Class Size: 50
Credits per quarter

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Taught by

Gerardo Chin-Leo
oceanography, marine biology
history of science and technology
Shawn Hazboun
environmental sociology, energy and climate change, social science research methods
Michael Ruth headshot
Geographic Information Systems (GIS), field deployment, workflow analysis
energy and environmental policy, political ecology, social impacts of energy choices
Smith square
environmental studies, public policy
John Withey
ecology, conservation biology, wildlife biology

To complete their degree, MES students are required to complete a 16 credit thesis. Students are assigned a faculty mentor or "reader" in fall quarter of their second year. Each reader is assigned a CRN (course reference number) for Winter quarter and a different CRN for Spring quarter, and students will be notified of their reader's CRN by email from the MES office prior to registration for each quarter.  Students will take eight thesis credits each quarter. In addition to the thesis, students are required to attend an evening thesis workshop, which is usually offered on occasional Tuesday or Thursday evenings throughout the Winter and Spring quarters.  Students will be notified of exact details during Fall quarter. See our  Thesis Resources  page for more information.


Credits per quarter

Online learning:
  • Winter: Hybrid Online Learning - This offering delivers < 25% of its instruction online, rather than via face-to-face contact between you and your instructors.
  • Spring: No Required Online Learning - No access to web tools required. Any web tools provided are optional.
Class Standing: Graduate
Class Size: 50

Scheduled for: Evening

Final schedule and room assignments:

First meeting:

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 6:00 pm
SEM 2 C1105 - Lecture

Located in: Olympia