A Systems Perspective for Today’s Environmental Challenges

    Our MS in Environmental Policy (MSEP) prepares the next generation of environmental and energy policy analysts and experts to understand and impact the complex socioeconomic and political processes that create environmental outcomes. Clarkson’s MSEP focuses on human dimensions within the broad context of underlying natural systems to provide a unique graduate experience in environmental management. Our graduates leave well-prepared for careers as policymakers and analysts and work nationally and internationally in government, non-profit and private sectors.

    Recent Environmental Policy projects range from establishing a carbon-offset program through agroforestry in Africa and evaluating policies related to fracking in New York state, to establishing a governance structure for a municipality-scale emergency microgrid.

    Environmental Policy Double-Degree Option


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    Environmental Policy Curriculum

    The MS in Environmental Policy program consists of 30 credit hours for the MS program. Most students complete this degree in 12 to 18 months.

    Environmental Policy Curriculum

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    General Admission Requirements

    MS in Environmental Policy 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 MSEP/MBA 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 MSEP/MBA double-degree program must meet the admission requirements for both the MBA and MSEP programs.

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    To learn more, ask questions or apply, contact:

    Graduate Admissions Team