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 a foundation in core knowledge and practices with analytical and technical skills, and real-world experiences through professional internships to gain the experience needed for rewarding careers. Graduates have worked for a variety of institutions and organizations as interns or employees after graduating, such as the American Carbon Registry, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and Fort Collins Municipal Government, as well as consulting firms and other organizations with a focus on climate change.

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.

This interdisciplinary degree is open to students from a wide variety of backgrounds – such as environmental studies, natural resources, business, natural sciences, engineering, and agriculture. The degree launches graduates into successful careers tackling climate change issues associated with today’s greenhouse gas emission and sustainability challenges!

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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

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Training in accurate quantification of greenhouse gas emissions and reductions is central to deployment of cleaner technologies and practices across all sectors of the economy. Most nations have recognized the importance of limiting greenhouse gas emissions and agreed that emissions must be reduced with goal of improving sustainability of earth’s resources for future generations. This goal cannot be achieved without a new class of technically adept professionals.

The MGMA degree provides students with knowledge and experience necessary to launch successful careers and tackle these challenges. The program leverages world-leading greenhouse gas emission and climate change expertise from across CSU and enables students to develop the skills needed for emerging professions in greenhouse gas management and accounting.