Prerequisites for admission to the Nicholas School are:
- some previous training in the natural sciences or the social sciences related to the student’s area of interest,
- at least one semester of college calculus;
- a college statistics course that includes descriptive statistics, probability distributions, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, correlation, simple linear regression, and simple ANOVAs.
- Statement of Prerequisite Coursework (Learn about all required and recommended prerequisite coursework)
The MEM degree requires a minimum of 48 credit hours. Students must also complete a master’s project, which may be done individually or in a group and typically culminates in a paper and presentation in the program’s final semester.
In addition to courses required for their chosen concentration, all MEM students are required to take the following courses:
- ENVIRON 800 Professional Communications (1 credit hour)
- ENVIRON 898.xx MP Seminar (1 credit hour to be awarded at the end of 4 semesters)
- ENVIRON 899.xx Master’s Project (4 to 6 credit hours)
- Successful completion of online Introductory Master’s Project Tutorials
Faculty members serve as course advisors to help students determine their optimal course of study. Each student also works with a master’s project advisor to develop the master’s project.