The Master of Applied Environmental Science (MAES) program was established in 2018 in response to the growing need for leaders working to create a sustainable society that embodies respect and care for the environment and to help solve the enormous resource and environmental challenges facing the world and Iran now and in the decades ahead.
The main purpose of this program is to provide the academic knowledge, and training in its applications, to individuals who will engage in research to find practical solutions for the environmental problems of their own society.
The Master of Applied Environmental Science program develops the knowledge, talent, and leadership to understand the environmental issues and propose solutions in the framework of Baha’i teachings and global thinking on sustainable development.
The mission of this program is to:
- Create and effectively disseminate fundamental knowledge about environmental science
- Integrate, synthesize, and apply scientific knowledge to societal problems such as sustainable use of earth’s resources and the consequences of human activities on climate systems and the environment
- To apply Baha’i teachings on a call to action
The program is open to any student with an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. An official transcript from the attended university is required.
Applicants apply online using an application form that collects personal data as well as an essay in English that outlines why the candidate would like to pursue this program and summarizes personal background that is relevant to their application. All applicants should provide two letters of recommendation from referees who are not family members or friends and who have worked closely with the applicant in the academic or work environments, ideally with some research component. The referees should be familiar with the applicant’s work habits, motivation, and ability to work creatively and independently. Applicants must also submit their resume (educational background and related scientific, social, and occupational activities).
The applicants are required to present proof of English proficiency at the level of the "International English Language Testing System" (IELTS) 6.0 in each of writing, reading, comprehension and expression. This can be assessed by an IELTS, the "Test of English as a Foreign Language" (TOEFL) or equivalent.
All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.
Eligible applicants will be invited for an interview
At present, the program admits a maximum number of 15 students.
Students are required to take all below courses within 4 semesters:
- ENV5101: A Conceptual Framework for Environmental Action (3 credit hours)
- ENV5102: Principles of Environmental Sciences (3 credit hours)
- ENV5104: Research Methods in Environmental Sciences (3 credit hours)
- ENV5111: Environmental Chemistry (2 credit hours)
- ENV5106: Environmental Biology (3 credit hours)
- ENV5105: Climate Change (3 credit hours)
- ENV5107: Air, Water, and Soil Pollution (3 credit hours)
- ENV5109: Ecosystem Services and Their Contribution to Sustainable Human Development (3 credit hours)
- ENV5108: Efficient Use of Earth Resources (3 credit hours)
- ENV5110: Environmental Law (1 credit hour)
- THS5101: Master Thesis (6 credit hours)