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Master’s of Environmental Management




4 Semesters


General Description

The last several centuries of humanity’s demographic, social, political, economic, scientific, and technological development has created a relationship between humankind and the environment that has been marked by conflicts. Along with the rise in environmental problems has been an increase in environmental awareness and initiatives to confront these problems. Education plays a central role as the principal way to create awareness, teach, and train people to shift this situation from negative to positive.

The Master of Environmental Management’s mission is to be a nucleus of environmental knowledge and practice, constantly searching for ways to contribute to the formation of upstanding masters committed to Christian Humanism. This involves applied research, community outreach, and support of private and public organizations in managing their environmental activities.


General Objective

Our objective is to train our students to improve the quality of the world’s natural and built environments by delivering the necessary competencies to perform highly in environmental research, innovation, and management. We seek to create professionals who make environmental management part of their normal duties, executing and leading initiatives that treat our surroundings with respect.

Designed for

  • Those with an undergraduate degree (“licenciado” in Spanish) or with a professional degree of no less than four years or eight semesters, given by a Chilean or foreign university.
  • Those with education or work experience in the environmental field, English reading ability and command of Spanish.
  • In addition, you must meet at least one of the following requirements: a) have obtained a final undergraduate average of 5 or above on a 1 to 7 scale or equivalent; b) were ranked within the top 30% of your undergraduate class or cohort.

Study Plan

The Master of Environmental Management is a two-year degree, equivalent to four continuous semesters. Transferrable Credits are 20 per semester, totaling 80 Transferrable Credits at the end of the four semesters.

Classes take place Thursdays and Fridays from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, and Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00pm.


Enrollment in the Master of Environmental Management program is allowed for those in possession of an undergraduate degree or professionals with education or work experience in the environmental field.


  • Copy of degree/diploma.*
  • Letter explaining your reason for applying.
  • 1 recommendation letter.
  • Photocopy of identification card (“cédula de identidad” in Spanish) or passport.
  • Application form.
  • Preliminary thesis project idea.
  • Presentation letter of the candidate from a direct supervisor.
  • Transcript of grades.
  • Certificate of undergraduate rank.
  • Final undergraduate grade obtained, expressed on a scale of 1 to 7.
  • High resolution digital photograph of yourself, with a white background.
  • Updated résumé or Curriculum Vitae.
  • Birth certificate.
  • Proof of ability to read and understand technical English.
  • Certificate of admissibility and validity of the above documents.

Foreign applicants must submit copies of documents that are legalized at the Chilean consulate in their country of origin.

*To be awarded a Master’s degree, one must present an original undergraduate or professional degree in the Curricular Registry office.


Basic Fee $285.000.- CPL
Tuition for First Year $3.000.000.- CPL
Total Program Tuition: $6.000.000.- CPL
Observations: The program tuition does not include the Basic Fee.

*Conversion as of November 2019. All payments must be made in Chilean pesos.

Campus and Schedules

Campus: Coquimbo
Classes take place on Thursdays and Fridays from 18:00 to 21:00 and on Saturdays from 09:00 to 13:00.


Director: Rodrigo Poblete Chávez
Email: magisterga@ucn.cl – rpobletech@ucn.cl
Telephone: (56-51) 2209712

Secretary: María Cecilia González
Telephone: (56-51) 2209712
Email: magisterga@ucn.cl

Web Page: http://mga.ucn.cl



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