Kentucky State University employee Changzheng Wang, PhD Associate Professor; College of Agriculture, Food Science & Sustainable Systems poses with student James Brown in a genetics lab, Friday, Feb. 02, 2018 at the Kentucky State University Aquaculture Production Center in FRANKFORT."

The goal of the Online Master of Science in Environmental Studies (MES) Program is the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge in the interdisciplinary field of environmental studies. Graduates use their knowledge in the natural sciences to protect the environment and human health. Graduates learn how to prevent and control environmental problems, address the interaction of the environment and agriculture, provide habitat restoration plans, find approaches to address the impacts of fluctuating climates and land use, advise policymakers, determine data collection and analysis techniques, and work to protect the air, water, and soil for the sustainability of ecosystems and human health. These issues are often addressed across a range of ecosystems, including forest, wetland, and agricultural, in urban and rural areas.

MES Capstone Mentors
MES Courses
MES Certifications

Job Outlook:

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Hand Book, employment of environmental scientists and specialists is projected to grow by 8 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Heightened public interest in the hazards facing the environment, as well as increasing demands placed on the environment by population growth, are expected to spur demand for environmental scientists and specialists.

For more information contact:
Dr. John Sedlacek
via phone at (502) 597-6582
or email at

Dr. Buddhi Gyawali
via phone at (502) 597-6029
or email at