“The program builds upon the intellectual resources and expertise associated with Clarkson generally, and with the Institute specifically,” says Stephen Bird, an assistant professor of political science whose research focuses on environmental policy. “It also supports the Institute’s educational commitment to offer interdisciplinary environmental degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level.”
No minimum grade point average is required for admission, however in general a GPA > 3.25 is expected in combination with a superior record of academic achievement. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required of ALL applicants (subject test not required). The results of this test, together with the academic record and professional recommendations, form the basis for admission decisions and the awarding of financial assistance
Applicants for the EPG MS degree are expected to have completed a bachelor’s degree, preferably in a field relevant to environmental management (social science, natural science, environmental studies, or engineering). Students who have not taken a course in American Politics or American Society, social science research methods, and/or an introduction to environmental science, must take POL 220: American Politics, SS380: Research Methods, and/or EV313: Environmental Science for no graduate credit.
EPG graduates will be well prepared for careers as policy makers, analysts and regulators and work nationally and internationally with government, nonprofits and in the private sector.
The Environmental Politics and Governance program is administered through the Institute and draws on Clarkson University faculty expertise in anthropology, economics, engineering, philosophy, political science, and sociology.