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The ISE Graduate Handbook is intended to assist faculty members and graduate students with operating procedures, policies, and degree requirements for the ISE graduate degrees. 

The M.S. degree requirements defined by the University include:

  • 30 Credit hours (up to 10 credit hours transferred (B or better); this could include distance learning courses taken from other Universities; complete Graduate Transfer Form of arrange for credit transfer)
    • at least 18 credits of graduate coursework (≥ 500 level)
    • at least 2 credits of seminar
    • at least 6 credits of thesis (4 credits toward a project)
  • ≥ 3.0 cumulative GPA in coursework contributing to degree requirements
  • At least two semesters in residence
  • All accepted international students, for whom English is a second language, are required to take an English-as-a-Second -Language placement exam (LA005) upon their arrival on campus. Recommended ESL courses must be completed.
  • The EPG degree is designed to be completed in 1 year but all work must be completed within 5 years

Environmental Politics & Governance students must take:

POL/SOC 570 Environmental Policy OR POL 571 Energy Policy
EC 660 Environmental Economics
SS 580 Research Methods OR EC 611 Econometrics OR EV 612 Directed Study

Students must also take one elective from each category in Appendix B.