The Environmental Arts and Humanities master program is partnering with the Sustainability Double Degree undergraduate program to offer students an opportunity to earn an accelerated Master of Arts in Environmental Arts and Humanities.

Students in the Accelerated Master’s Program can fulfill their undergraduate elective class requirements by taking graduate classes in the Environmental Arts and Humanities. These elective classes will count toward both an undergraduate and graduate degree. Students in the Accelerated Master’s Program will have completed 12-15 graduate credits toward the MA in Environmental Arts and Humanities when they finish their undergraduate program.

The new partnership is an excellent opportunity for students who what to get a head start on their MA degree and who are passionate about getting the skills they’ll need to help the world make the difficult turn toward a more sustainable life on earth.

About the Programs

The Sustainability Double Degree is designed to give students an edge in sustainability careers and complement a primary major (e.g., in liberal arts, science, engineering, business, etc.). The Sustainability Double Degree program is open to all undergraduates from all majors at OSU and is offered on campus and online. To earn the double degree, students complete 32 credits, including 17-20 credits of required courses and 12-15 credits of elective courses.

The M.A. in Environmental Arts and Humanities is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding about the cultural, moral, historical, spiritual, creative, and communication dimensions of environmental issues. The program builds upon, and adds to, the collaborative nature of faculty and student engagement across several disciplines at OSU. Students will graduate prepared for good, wise work in such positions as environmental NGOs, government and land agencies, advocacy groups, corporations, green business, journalism, conservation and stewardship, formal and informal education, and other environmental positions that require strong, creative communication and reasoning skill sets and humanistic understanding.

Getting Started

Students in the Sustainability Double Degree can work with their advisor to select Environmental Arts and Humanities coursework during their junior and senior years of their undergraduate degree.

Students take at least 4 credits in EAH Foundation courses, including:

  • EAH 506: Environmental Arts and Humanities Field Course (3 credits)
  • EAH 507: Seminar of Project Writing (3 credits)
  • EAH 508: Professional Development (1 credit credits)
  • EAH 511: Perspectives in Environmental Arts and Humanities (4 credits)
  • EAH 512: Environmental Science in Context (4 credits)

The remainder of the 12 credits may come from the above Foundation courses or the following EAH Core courses. (Please note that these are all 400/500 courses. For an undergraduate to enroll in the graduate section, the student will need to request permission from the instructor.)

  • ANTH 577: Ecological Anthropology (4 credits)
  • ENG 582: Studies in American Literature, Culture, and the Environment (4 credits)
  • HST 581: Environmental History of the United States (4 credits)
  • PHL 540: Environmental Ethics (3 credits)
  • REL 543: Worldviews and Environmental Values (3 credits)
  • SOC 580: Environmental Sociology (4 credits)
  • WR 562: Environmental Writing (4 credits)

Apply to the Accelerated MA in Environmental Arts and Humanities

We encourage students to apply to the MA in Environmental Arts and Humanities by January 5 of their senior year, which is the priority application deadline. However, the EAH program has a rolling deadline, and applications will be considered throughout the year.

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