Yes, but our recommendations vary depending on the program you are completing and the time period over which you wish to complete it.
For students completing the M.S. in Environmental Biology in one year we recommend students keep work commitments to an absolute minimum (no more than 12 hours per week). The one-year Master of Science program is full time and designed to allow students to complete a Masters degree in 10 months. This requires intensive focus both inside and outside of class. In addition, students need to take their externship or research responsibilities seriously. Thus we very strongly recommend that students keep their outside commitments to a minimum.
For students completing the M.S. in Environmental Biology in two years we recommend students work no more than 30 hours per week in the first year (keeping overtime to a minimum) and no more than 20 hours per week in the second year. The second year of the program will include a required externship that will require significant time and courses are scheduled during the day. For students that must work 40 hours we recommend deferring the externship or research until the summer of the second year, this will require a full two years (24 months) to complete the program, but will more reasonably allow someone to continue working full time.
For students completing the Graduate Certificate in Applied Environmental Biology we recommend students work no more than 30 hours per week (keeping overtime to a minimum). Two courses per semester require additional time outside of a class that students who work full time may find challenging.
In addition to these general requirements, we also recommend having flexible hours given the collaborative nature of many projects that require group meetings outside of class time. If this is not feasible, students are required to meet asynchronously or through electronic conferencing.