Master of Science Programs

Distinctive program features:
• Intregrated, interdisciplinary curriculum
• Unmatched interaction with exceptional faculty
• High-level, extended professional internship
• Global and Local engagement, including a Peace Corps option
• Research opportunities designed to meet student interests
• Strong career development, mentoring and placement
• One-year residency option

MS in Environmental Policy

The program leading to the Master of Science degree in environmental policy offers three options. Most students follow the two-year program, which includes a four to six-month internship and a Capstone Project. Environmental science, environmental and natural resource economics, environmental law, and environmental policy comprise the core first-year courses of the environmental policy track. These courses move progressively through several topics, all concurrently addressing the same environmental theme. The curriculum’s modular organization enables students to examine one specific environmental area at a time in an integrated, comprehensive, and realistic manner. 

MS in Climate Science and Policy

The climate degree covers the interplay between climate systems, ecosystems, and agricultural systems on the one hand and solutions on the other, training future policy leaders to guide efforts in greenhouse gas mitigation and adaptation. The first-year curriculum focuses on climate science, energy consumption, and the agriculture and ecosystem linkages to climate. It connects core scientific principles to socioeconomic impacts, infrastructure investment, and political and legislative responses to global climate change. Students are taught the basic concepts of environmental and natural resource economics, environmental policy, and detailed analyses of U.S. and international climate law and policy.