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Environmental Data Analytics

Master of Science

Next start date is August 12. No GRE needed and applying is free!!

Discover the data that drives

the future of environmental advancement.


Find yourself at the intersection of environmental science and cutting-edge data analytics with our new Master of Science in Environmental Data Analytics. Explore advanced technologies to model climate change, biodiversity loss, and more, preparing you for diverse opportunities in consulting, research, and NGOs. Learn how to make a tangible impact on the future of our planet through data-driven solutions.

Program Overview


The MS in Environmental Data Analytics degree prepares students for a career in environmental science and data analytics. Emphasis is placed on advanced statistical methods, machine learning algorithms, and geospatial analysis, equipping students with the tools needed to derive meaningful insights from diverse and extensive environmental datasets.

The curriculum integrates theories and concepts from environmental science, contextualizing data analytics within the broader environmental domain and providing students with a holistic understanding of complex environmental systems. Graduates are well-equipped to contribute meaningfully to the field, addressing pressing environmental issues such as climate change, habitat loss, and resource management.


Career Outlook

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169k

Data Scientists jobs in the U.S., 2022.

$103k

Data Scientists average pay, 2022.

+35%

Estimated U.S. job growth for Data Scientists through 2032. 


*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics/O-Net. Unity Environmental University cannot guarantee employment. Salary data represents averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience.


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Experiential and Immersive Coursework

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Climate Dynamics

This course starts with climate science, anthropogenic contributions, and delves into technical and economic challenges of mitigation and adaptation. It explores strategies to enhance resilience in natural and human communities, analyzing historical and evolving responses to climate change aspects.

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Advanced Data Analytics in Environmental Science

This advanced analytics course builds on foundational knowledge, exploring sophisticated environmental data analysis methods like machine learning, spatial analysis, and time series analysis. Students apply these techniques to solve intricate environmental problems, gaining practical experience with cutting-edge tools.

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Big Data in Environmental Science

This course delves into the challenges and opportunities of big data in environmental science. Students gain skills in managing and interpreting large datasets, covering storage, retrieval, and analysis techniques. The focus is on applying these skills to environmental research and decision-making contexts.


Degree Requirements and Courses


The Master’s in Environmental Data Analytics degree requires 30 credits with a minimum 3.0 GPA. For more requirements, view our full course catalog.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Environmental Data Analytics?

    Environmental Data Analytics is a field that applies data-driven approaches to address environmental issues. It involves the use of statistical and computational methods to analyze large environmental datasets related to various areas such as climate change, habitat loss, resource management, air and water quality, and waste management. The insights derived from this analysis can inform decision-making processes in environmental consulting, research institutions, governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and private sector companies. The field is rapidly expanding due to the increasing demand for professionals with expertise in both environmental science and data analytics.

  • What courses will I be taking?

    Research Core: 15 credits

    • RSCH 510 Research Fundamentals 
    • MATH 510 Tools and Technologies for Data Analysis 
    • MATH 525 Quantitative Research Design and Statistics 
    • GISC 505 GIS & Remote Sensing for Environmental Solutions
    • RSCH 610 Research Communication

    Major Program Core: 15 credits

    • ESCI 501 Introduction to Environmental Science and Data Analytics
    • SUST 510 Climate Dynamics 
    • ESCI 610 Environmental Analysis: Atmosphere, Soil and Water
    • ESCI 601 Advanced Data Analytics in Environmental Science 
    • ESCI 620 Big Data in Environmental Science

    For course requirements and a better look into your program, view our full course catalog. Then apply online for free to get started.

  • How much does it cost?

    Your online education should be affordable and manageable. Our team of distance education concierges will work with you through the admissions process to help you plan and pay for your degree. Learn more about the costs here.

  • How fast can I finish?

    The timeframe for completion is up to you! Enroll in 6 credits per term and complete the program within just one year. Alternatively, opt for part-time study by taking one course at a time. Whichever path you choose, we’re here to support your educational journey every step of the way. Contact your concierge or advisor to create your personalized plan.


Program Features


Career Focus – Unity ranks in the top 15% of colleges for social mobility according to CollegeNET. Demand for employees with green skills is growing daily, and the sustainability core in every master’s program at Unity means that you’ll graduate with an environmental consciousness applicable to every career path.

Earn While You Learn – Our asynchronous model is designed to provide flexibility, allowing you to balance your studies with professional and personal commitments.

World Renowned Faculty – Learn from faculty who are working in their field, bringing their professional network and real-world insights into the virtual classroom, fostering valuable connections for your future career.

Applied Learning – You’ll be required to engage your local community and environment while completing your master’s degree, giving you practical, hands-on experience while allowing you to translate theoretical knowledge into real-world solutions. 

Personalized Support – You can rely on one-on-one professional advising, career support from your first day, unlimited mental health counseling, and more.



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