Location: Potsdam Delivery Method: Onsite


    Our Master of Science in Environmental Politics and Governance (MSEPG) program provides a unique graduate experience in environmental management.

    Politics refers to the study of the functioning of government at all levels, and the use of strategies and maneuvers to further an interest in a political, social or economic outcome. Governance refers to the development of policy within the public and private sectors, including for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, and other interested organizations.

    The goal of this program is to prepare you to understand and successfully negotiate the complex process of policy making in order to promote science-based environmental policy regulations, including energy policies and decisions.

    The EPG program is administered by Clarkson’s Institute for a Sustainable Environment, whose mission is to develop, foster and enhance innovative, cross-disciplinary research and educational activities at the forefront of environmental investigation. Interdisciplinary groups of faculty affiliates associated with the institute will advise students.

    EPG Double-Degree Option


    MS in Environmental Politics and Governance

    The MSEPG program consists of 30 credit hours for the MS program and 53 credit hours for the MS/MBA dual degree. Most students complete this degree in 12 to 18 months.

    Environmental Politics and Governance Curriculum

    Top-Tier National University,U.S. News & World Report, America’s Best Colleges 2017


    General Admission Requirements

    MSEPG Prerequisites

    Students who have not taken a course in American politics or American society and an introduction to environmental science will be able to take classes at Clarkson, but these courses will not apply toward graduate credit.

    A complete application file consists of the following items:

    • application form
    • resume and statement of purpose
    • letters of recommendation — three letters required
    • official transcripts
    • test scores — GRE* and TOEFL/IELTS (if applicable)

    *GRE may be waived for some applicants; GMAT or GRE required for students applying to the MS/MBA EPG double-degree program.

    Supplemental information may be submitted if desired; this could include any other information that may help us evaluate your application.

    Applicants to the MS/MBA EPG double-degree program must meet the admission requirements for both the MBA and EPG programs.

    Contact Us

    To learn more, ask questions or apply, contact:

    Graduate Admissions Team

    What's your purpose? Achieve it here.