Lead the Change for a Better Future
The environmental challenges the world faces today require innovative thinkers and political will. The experts that will shape a more sustainable future need to understand the impact of politics, economics and other human dimensions on the environment. They also need to develop the skills to come up with out-of-the-box solutions grounded in science and social analysis. Clarkson University's Master of Science in Environmental Policy prepares the next generation of environmental professionals to rise to the occasion.
Why Earn a Master of Science in Environmental Policy?
Offered through the Institute for a Sustainable Environment, the master's in environmental policy is an interdisciplinary degree with applied project or research-intensive thesis options. The curriculum is designed to be flexible and personalized toward your specific interests. As a student, you will determine a theme of focus with your research advisor and plan your studies accordingly. To graduate, you will either present a project or thesis founded on your own research.
Our program is rigorous and widely recognized in the field. Our 2021 class boasts a 100-percent placement rate, and the average starting salary of our graduate students is $74,000. In addition to being ranked as a top-tier national university by U.S. News & World Report and a top research university by Forbes, we take pride in putting our sustainability education into action. We have been named one of the Top-75 Most Eco-Literate Colleges by the Sierra Club and have also received a gold rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.
What You'll Learn
- Environmental and energy policy
- Environmental economics
- Environmental philosophy and theory
- Environmental science
- Quantitative research methods
- Topics focusing on the environment and society
Review the full curriculum below.