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Environmental Policy, MA

Graduate Program Information

Pleasantville Campus

Program Description:

This 45-credit M.A. program in Environmental Policy can be completed within two years of full-time study. Students having a diversity of interests and undergraduate backgrounds (e.g., environmental studies, IT, business, natural sciences, political sciences) will be eligible for admission into the program.

With a practical core curriculum that is "skills oriented", this program is designed to prepare students to enter the professional world as leaders, analysts and practitioners. Its focus is an in-depth understanding of the complex relationships among natural science, law, and management and how to use the tools of these disciplines to develop appropriate responses to complex environmental issues. It incorporates courses and faculty from public administration, management, environmental policy, economics and science in a curriculum that develops academic analytical skills necessary to deal with the practical aspects and profound challenges of local, national and global environmental affairs.  Requirements will cover not simply the written laws and rules of formal government institutions such as legislatures and courts but also the broader sweep of political governance: the process of engagement between special interest groups, scientists, media, and the public.  Program foci range from pollution control to management of production and consumption and to preservation of vast environmental resources.


                                                             

 

Graduate Program Curriculum (45 Credits)

Twelve (12) EP Courses (36 credits)


EP 601Introduction to Environmental Law

3 credits

EP 602Environmental Policy and Politics

3 credits

EP 603Environmental Science for Policymakers

3 credits

EP 604Environmental and Ecological Economics

3 credits

EP 605Managing Innovation

3 credits

EP 606Legislative and Regulatory Process

3 credits

EP 607Leadership and Environmental Decision Making

3 credits

EP 608Analytical Methods for Environmental Policy Analysis

3 credits

EP 609The Art of Advocacy and Negotiation

3 credits

EP 610Contemporary Issues in Environmental Policy: Capstone

4 credits

EP 702Contemporary Issues in Environmental Policy: A Colloquium

2 credits

AND Environmental Policy Externship course (EP 701).


Three Approved Electives from the Following Lists (9 credits)

Note that student's choice of electives requires the signed approval of the program director.

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences Elective List
The following Environmental Science (ENS) and Public Administration (PAA) courses are available as electives:
ENS 501Environmental Assessment and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Preparation

4 credits

ENS 505Conservation Biology

3 credits

ENS 506Wildlife Ecology

3 credits

ENS 511Plant Ecology and Conservation

3 credits

ENS 531Biological Oceanography and Marine Biology

3 credits

ENS 625Environmental Science Communication

3 credits

ENS 696IWater Commodity/Water Habitat

3 credits

ENS 760Waste Management, Site Remediation and Land Reuse

4 credits

ENS 780Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems

0 - 4 credits

PAA 603Economics of Government, Health Care and Nonprofit Entities

3 credits

PAA 605Ethics and Leadership

3 credits

PAA 611Management and Organizational Development

3 credits

PAA 614Strategic Planning and Marketing

3 credits

PAA 615Program Planning and Evaluation

1 - 3 credits

PAA 616Project Development and Grant Writing

1 - 3 credits

PAA 630Intergovernmental Relations

1 - 3 credits

PAA 631Law in the Administrative Process

3 credits

PAA 642Regional Planning

3 credits

PAA 670The Not-for-Profit Sector

3 credits

PAA 671Law and Board Governance for Not-for-Profit Managers

3 credits

Law School Elective List

LAW 856 Environmental Survey  (3 credits)  -  offered Fall 2015 term

LAW 802  Science for Environmental Lawyers  (2 credits) - offered Fall 2015 term

LAW 8xx  Legislative Drafting Course  (3 credits) - offered Spring 2016 term

Other Available Elective Courses

For other approved electives that may be available, students see EP program director for information and formal approval.

 

Total Credits: 45

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