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Find your inspiration to change the world at the Bren School.

We solve environmental problems.

The Bren School of Environmental Science & Management is a professional graduate school and community of environmental leaders at UC Santa Barbara.

Graduate Programs at Bren

The UCSB Bren School offers environmental graduate programs that empower you to develop comprehensive, data-driven solutions to today's critical environmental problems.

How will you solve environmental problems?

Request more information, get to know the Bren School, and start planning your application.

Bren Grads Change the World

Our alumni are leaders in every sector, tackling environmental issues such as climate change, conservation, and sustainable water and agriculture. Join a vast and active alumni network from day one with the Bren School.

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    Jamie Montgomery, MESM 2013

    Jamie Montgomery forged new paths in data science, helping to build an open science community. She brought this experience when she returned to Bren as the MEDS program coordinator.

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    A Career Transforming Sustainability: Q&A with Fahmida Bangert, MESM 2006

    Fahmida Bangert, MESM '06, took a leap of faith to change careers in the early days of corporate sustainability, and now her thriving career has come full circle

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    Taylor Heisley-Cook and David Mun, MESM 2019

    For their Eco-E Project, three MESM students co-founded The Hurd Co., a company aimed at eliminating hemp waste in the creation of fabrics. UCSB Alumni interviews MESM 2019 grads Taylor Heisley-Cook and David Mun.

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    Mengya Tao, MESM 2014, PhD 2019

    As a sustainability researcher at Amazon, Mengya Tao focuses on life cycle assessment and quantifying the environmental impact of products, from raw materials to disposal.

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    Garrett Goto, MESM 2019

    Hired even before he graduated, Garrett Goto is developing global aquaculture strategy at the Center for Oceans at Conservation International.

Solving Environmental Problems

Explore how the Bren community of students, faculty, and researchers approach solutions to critical environmental problems, and get inspired to bring your ideas to Bren.

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    Faculty Research

    Bren researchers make valuable contributions with global impact on the most significant environmental issues of our day, from climate change to ocean health. Browse a directory of subject matter experts.

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    Strategic Environmental Communication and Media

    Science needs a strong voice now more than ever. The MESM program focus in Communication trains students to become compelling storytellers, strategic communicators, and skilled multimedia producers.

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    Environmental Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    Innovators solve complex problems and create meaningful value. The MESM program focus in Innovation trains students to become effective change agents, agile thinkers, creative problem solvers and compelling presenters.

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    Your support for the Bren School propels innovative environmental leaders and solutions. Learn about opportunities to support student fellowships, academic programs, research, and more.

Our Global Impact

Bren researchers and students develop solutions to critical environmental problems around the world. We are expanding our scientific understanding, planning and implementing viable solutions, and building sustainable industries.

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