Program Resources

The Master of Environmental Studies (MES) program offers students a multitude of opportunities to get involved on campus and around the region. Take a look at just some of the professional and academic experiences available to you as Penn student.

Meet MES

MES program director Yvette Bordeaux hosts a virtual information session for students interested in the program. 

Environmental Podcasts

Listen to podcasts from students in the MES and MSAG programs as they cover environmental hot topics.

MES/MSAG Retreat

Take a look inside the professional development weekend where first-year students, advisors and faculty connect and share insights.

The MES Top 20

Explore what’s ahead for the environmental field, who’s who of MES and how you can be a greener citizen with our fun and informative lists.

Student and Alumni Videos

Discover the exciting research and work created by our students and alumni.

Student handbook

For guidelines on getting started in the Master of Environmental Studies program, curriculum, policies and procedures, and more, refer to the MES Student Handbook (PDF).

For information on Special Degree Programs offered through the Master of Environmental Studies, including academic requirements, program schedules, policies and resources at Penn, please refer to the MES Special Degrees Student Handbook (PDF).

Related links

Eager to learn more? Here are some helpful resources about Penn, our networks and beyond.

Master of Environmental Studies Virtual Café

Join us on the first Tuesday of every month for an online chat, hosted live from noon - 1 p.m.

MES Community

MES in the Community

Wetlands provide numerous ecological services, says EPA scientist Robert George (MES '13). Conserving them requires policy knowledge, scientific data, and the ability to communicate both.

Application deadlines

The application deadline for spring 2024 is November 1, 2023.