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A new job market is emerging for professionals who can assist corporations, governments, non-governmental organizations and land managers with implementation of more sustainable practices that reduce pollution associated with greenhouse gas emissions. Colorado State University’s Master of Greenhouse Gas Management and Accounting degree program combines the environmental knowledge and analytical and technical skills needed to launch a successful career tackling climate change issues associated with today’s greenhouse gas emission challenges. Students in the program gain practical knowledge through coursework and field-based training, as well as real-world experience through professional internships. This interdisciplinary degree is open to students from a wide variety of backgrounds – such as environmental studies, forestry, business, engineering, and agriculture – to gain the experience needed for rewarding careers.

The Master’s in Greenhouse Gas Management and Accounting degree is an affiliated Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree.  Affiliation is administered by the PSM National Office to ensure a strong and distinctive PSM brand.  PSMs are designed for students who are seeking a graduate degree in science or mathematics and understand the need for developing workplace skills valued by top employers.

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Professional Science Master’s Degree


Western Regional Graduate Program participating degree


37 credit hours required, coursework-only format (no thesis)


Typically completed in three semesters, plus a six-month internship


Three fellowships are available for the Fall 2018 academic year through the U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) program for citizens of the United States.  The fellowship provides funding in the amount of $18,000 per year for a maximum of 24 months, to be used for tuition, fees, and other expenses.

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Training in accurate quantification of greenhouse gas mitigation efforts is central to deployment of cleaner technologies and practices across all sectors of the economy. Every nation in the world has recognized the importance of limiting greenhouse gas emissions and agreed that emissions must be reduced. This goal cannot be achieved without a new class of technically adept professionals. The MGMA degree will provide students with knowledge and experience necessary to launch successful careers and tackle these challenges. The program leverages world-leading greenhouse gas and climate change expertise from across CSU and enables students from a wide variety of academic backgrounds, such as environmental studies, business, engineering, natural resources or agriculture, to develop the skills needed for emerging professions in greenhouse gas management and accounting.