Undergrad students looking for a Master's program,
Consider applying to the NSF-funded master’s degree program known as ICARE – Interdisciplinary Consortium for Applied Research in the Environment. The main goals of the program are broadening participation in the environmental workforce and community-engaged environmental research in and around Baltimore Harbor. We will be welcoming our first cohort of students in Fall 2021.
Graduate students in our program will follow a two-year schedule that includes a series of professional and disciplinary courses, plus a research project that will comprise their master’s thesis. For the research project, students will be mentored by a team that includes at least one faculty member and one partner practitioner working on projects related to Baltimore Harbor and surrounding environments.
Student Benefits Include:
- $34,000 annual stipend, full tuition coverage & health insurance (6 students per year).
- Up to $7,500 in research expenses.
- Mentoring and networking with potential employers across the environmental sector.
Students should apply to any of the five main departments at UMBC affiliated with the program: Biological Sciences; Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering; Geography and Environmental Systems; Public Policy, or Marine Biotechnology. They should also complete a short application to the ICARE program. For best consideration, apply by January 1st.
Here is a link to a series of slides that describes what each of the ICARE faculty do especially with respect to the ICARE master's program.
Prospective students are encouraged to contact us through the ICARE Interest Form.
ICARE NRT Leadership Team at UMBC: Tamra Mendelson (PI), Kevin Omland, Lee Blaney, Colleen Burge, Mercedes Burns, Chris Hawn, Maggie Holland, Jeff Leips, Bernie Lohr, Colin Studds, Chris Swan
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