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About the Center

About the Center
At Bard CEP, we believe that combining critical inquiry and knowledge from academic disciplines with the expertise of frontline environmental practitioners will move us closer to achieving sustainable development. We give our students the tools to build a world where social justice, environmental protection, and economic growth go hand in hand. We believe that creation of good policy requires clear communication, teamwork, and leadership. This is the hallmark and the mission of our graduate program.

This is a pivotal time in history, when decisive environmental action can change the world. We invite you to join us as we take on the challenge of informed leadership in this extraordinary moment.

2015-16 Program Catalogue

Online Only! 

In an effort to conserve resources, the Bard CEP Graduate Program catalogue is only available online. If you would like to receive a printed copy of the Bard CEP Graduate Program overview and degree brochures, please contact us.

Bard Stands Out

Bard Stands Out
Integrated and interdisciplinary curricula, small classes, extended professional internships, close mentorship with faculty, and flexible student research projects are just some of the aspects of Bard CEP programs that make us unique.

Our Location

Our Location
Bard College is located in New York State in the historic Hudson River Valley. Situated on the eastern shore of the Hudson River, close to the Catskills and rich cultural and recreational opportunities, Bard College is a prime location for graduate school.

Our History

Our History
The Center's graduate program is the evolutionary outgrowth of Bard College's Graduate School of Environmental Studies, a program of summer course work begun in 1988 that led to the master of science degree in environmental studies.

Visit Campus

Visit Campus
Established in 1860, Bard College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college with undergraduate programs enriched by research institutes and graduate programs. The College is located on the Hudson River 90 miles north of New York City.