Making Connections

Welcome to graduate school. You can look at it this way: now, you know exactly why you are taking the classes you have to take. There are no more general education classes to sign up for even though you can’t see why you have to. Although I’m sure there will come a day when it will…

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Guest Blogger- Marine Tetrapods Fall Break Trip

I would like to introduce Leah Fisher, a student in Dr. Dave Owens’ Marine Tetrapods class. This class combines students from both the Marine Biology and Environmental Studies programs, and each year Dr. Owens takes his students on a trip. The Marine Biology Marine Tetrapods graduate class spent fall break traveling around Florida to see…

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MESSA’s 8K for H2O

The Master of Environmental Studies Student Association (MESSA) is hosting the 9th Annual 8K for H2O on Saturday, February 19. All proceeds from the race benefit Charleston Waterkeeper, a local nonprofit organization working to “preserve and protect the integrity of Charleston’s waterways by defending against pollution and contamination.” The race starts at 9:00 a.m. on…

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What Our Alumni Do

As much as we like to extol the virtues of a graduate degree on our blog and social media sites, nothing speaks louder than the actions of our alumni. They’re prominent leaders, educators, and scholars, and they’re working to change the world in the South Carolina Lowcountry and beyond. Here’s what a few of them…

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More than just a degree

The Graduate School of the College of Charleston now offers the opportunity to earn two master’s degrees in an abbreviated amount of time. Having both a Master of Environmental Studies (MES) and Master of Public Administration (MPA)  “will provide graduates with both the skills and the credentials to be successful in public and nonprofit organizations…

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Guest Blogger: Amanda Lane

Amanda Lane, a Graduate Assistant in the Environmental Studies Program, sent us a wonderful blog post about her first year experience as an M.E.S. Candidate who’s adjusting to life on her own in Grad School: School has been back in session for almost a month now; my, how time flies! My name is Amanda Lane…

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