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Graduate Program FAQs

Q: How can I investigate and apply to graduate school?

A: See Drew Career Center’s Guide to the Graduate Decision

Q: Do Drew graduates succeed in gaining admission to law school in general and environmental law programs in particular?

A: Yes, Drew graduates have been admitted to many environmental law programs and most recently have entered environmental law programs at the College of William and Mar, University of Vermont, and UC-Berkeley. Click here for a list of law schools recently admitting Drew University graduates.

Q: What sorts of graduate programs do Drew students of environmental studies attend?

A: Drew’s Environmental Studies Program leads Drew students to a very wide variety of graduate programs, including:

  • Columbia University, M.A. and Ph.D. in Conservation Biology
  • Columbia University, Graduate Program on Climate and Society
  • Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment, Masters of Environmental Management
  • University of Edinburgh, Ecological Economics M.Sc.
  • University of Edinburgh, Environment and Development
  • Rutgers University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Columbia University, Environmental Journalism
  • University of North Carolina, Ecology
  • Johns Hopkins University, Graduate Program of Health Science
  • University of Michigan, International Public Health
  • University of Maryland, Ph.D., Ecology
  • Lehigh University, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • University of Maine, Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Sciences
  • University of Pittsburgh, Ph.D., Ecology
  • University of Pennsylvania, Veterinary Medicine
  • Tufts University, Veterinary Medicine
  • SUNY Stony Brook, Environmental Engineering
  • University of Florida, Natural Resources and Environment


Environmental Studies and Sustainability Jobs

Q: What are the prospects for graduates of an Environmental Studies Program?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupation Outlook for Environmental Scientists and Hydrologists is excellent.  See the latest Job Outlook information.

Q: What sorts of careers have environmental studies students pursued after graduating from Drew?

A: While some graduates pursue careers requiring graduate study (for example: environmental law, ecology professor), others go directly to work for schools, nonprofit organizations, consulting firms, and government agencies. Examples of recent environmental jobs landed by Drew graduates:

  • Entomologist, US Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Longhorn Beetle Program
  • Field Botanist, Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental Protection
  • Habitat Conservation Planner, Trust for Public Lands
  • Environmental Consultant, Sovereign Consulting
  • Naturalist, Pocono Environmental Education Center
  • Naturalist, Weiss Ecology Center
  • Naturalist, Living Desert (California)
  • Science Teacher, various schools
  • Research Assistant, Restoration Ecology, Rutgers University
  • Research Assistant, Costa Rica Primate Project/ SUNY Stony Brook
  • Editorial Assistant, Life Sciences, John Wiley and Sons
  • Professor of Biology, University of Minnesota – Morris
  • Professor of Ecology, Dartmouth College