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Environment Magazine September/October 2008

Degree Programs

Environmental Degrees

Sustainability of the environment is a major issue around the world. If you are interested in either an undergraduate or graduate degree in the field, contact one of the schools below to find out more.

Environmental Science and Policy | Environmental Science | Environmental Policy
Environmental Management | Environmental Education
Environmental Studies | Environmental Law

Environmental Science and Policy

Clark University
Department of International Development, Community, and Environment
M.A. in Environmental Science and Policy
International Development and Social Change
Community Development and Planning
Geographic Information Sciences for Development and Environment

Michigan State University
Environmental Science & Policy
Doctoral specialization in Environmental Science & Policy


Ramapo College of New Jersey
Master of Arts in Sustainability Studies (MASS) Graduate Degree Program
The MASS program is shaped around a ground-breaking curriculum that unites the natural sciences, social sciences, and business fields
to develop leading practitioners in the emerging field of sustainability action.
For more information, contact:


Penn State World Campus

Penn State World Campus

Online Undergrad Program:

B.A. in Energy and Sustainability Policy
This award-winning program prepares you for policy analysis, legislative and/or regulatory affairs, permitting and compliance, and public relations in an energy-related agency or regulatory organization.


Online Graduate Programs:

Master of Professional Studies in Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems
Graduate Certificate in Sustainability Management and Policy
Advocate for environmental sustainability. Our program will help you become a project manager, chief sustainability officer, renewable energy manager, sustainability analyst, or more.


Learn more at or call 814-863-5386.


Environmental Science

American Public University
American Public University
Online Environmental Degree Program
American Public University offers affordable online environmental degree programs with concentrations in Environmental Sustainability, Global Environmental Management,
Fish and Wildlife Management, and more.


Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
Master of Science in Environmental Science (MSES)
Master of Public Affairs (MPA)
MPA/MSES Joint Degree Program (2.5 years)
Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Ph. D. in Public Affairs

#1 in the nation for Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management concentration

Concentrations also include Sustainable Development, Energy (coming soon), Water Resources, Environmental Chemistry, Toxicology, Risk Assessment, and Applied Ecology, among others.

Contact Sarah Douglas, Assistant Director of Graduate Student Recruitment


Environmental Policy

Bard College Center for Environmental Policy

Bard College
Center for Environmental Policy
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Master of Science and Professional Certificate Programs
Environmental Policy
Climate Science and Policy

Peace Corps Programs
Master's International Program
Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program

Joint Degree Programs
Dual M.S. and M.A.T in Teaching
Dual M.S. and J.D. in Law
The 3+2 Program*

Masters of Business Administration**
MBA in Sustainability

*Available to both rising Bard College seniors and qualified rising Juniors nationwide.
**Pending NY State Approval, expected September 2011

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University of Delaware
Center for Energy and Environmental Policy
M.A. in Urban Affairs and Public Policy
M.S. in Environmental and Energy Policy
Ph.D. in Urban Affairs and Public Policy
Ph.D. in Environmental and Energy Policy
John Byrne, Director

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Environmental Resources and Policy
An interdisciplinary PHD Program with specializations in:
Earth and Environmental Processes
Energy and Mineral Resources
Environmental Policy and Administration
Forestry, Agricultural, and Rural Land Resources
Geographic Information Systems and Environmental Modeling
Water Resources


Environmental Management

University of South Carolina
School of the Environment
Master of Earth & Environmental Resources Management
JD-MEERM Dual Degree

Environmental Education

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ten disciplinary and interdisciplinary degrees offered

Environmental Studies

Antioch University New England
MS in Environmental Studies
MS in resource Management and Conservation
MBA in Organizational and Environmental Sustainability
PHD in Environmental Studies

Brown University
Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies


University of Pennsylvania
Master of Environmental Studies
The Master of Environmental Studies offers students a rigorous academic 
grounding in environmental science, professional development and exceptional 
opportunities to conduct research in the field.
Contact:  Yvette Bordeaux, PhD
Director of the Professional Master’s Programs in Earth & Environmental Science

University of Nevada Las Vegas
Department of Environmental Studies
Master of Science Environmental Science
Ph.D. in Environmental Science

Continuing Studies @ UVIC

Restoration of Natural Systems Program

Offered as a partnership between the School of Environmental Studies and the Division of Continuing Studies for over 20 years, this dynamic, interdisciplinary program provides comprehensive knowledge and skills to those interested in the emerging field of ecological restoration. You’ll learn about the most current restoration practices from experienced and knowledgeable instructors, surrounded by peers who share your passion for the natural world.

The key strength of the program is its emphasis on a holistic approach, providing training that combines the research and theory of the biophysical sciences with skills for effective collaboration with communities in restoration work.

Achieve your goals at your own pace with online and on campus course options and flexible program completion timelines. Program options include a credit diploma requiring completion of 12 courses (six required and six electives) and a non-credit certificate requiring completion of 8 courses (six required and two electives). Applicants must have a minimum of two years of post-secondary education and a demonstrated interest in environmental work. Contact us for more information.




Ecological Restoration Professional Specialization Certificate

This non-credit certificate is designed for environmental professionals to seeking advanced training in ecological restoration. Courses in the certificate are offered entirely online, appealing to students throughout the world. Completion of four courses is required to achieve the certificate, but courses may also be taken individually for interest.

The program focuses on:

• incorporating of native species into design
• an ecosystems approach in planning and design of restoration activities
• restoration prescriptions patterned on natural processes
• urban ecosystems and the urban/rural interface
• invasive species control and management
• incorporating plant propagation techniques into restoration project design


Upon completion of the program, you will be able to conduct detailed site assessments and restoration projects that pay special attention to the unique conditions and challenges presented by built and otherwise highly altered environments. Applicants must have an undergraduate degree or equivalent. Contact us for more information.




Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Master of Environmental Management
Master of Environmental Science
Master of Forest Science and Master of Forestry
Think about the planet. Think about your future. Think about Yale.
F&ES offers Master’s and PhD degrees, 120+ courses, 47 faculty
members and extensive environmental networks.
Contact: Danielle Curtis,


Environmental Law

Pace Law School
Environmental Law Program
Degree Programs:
J.D, L.L.M., S.J.D.
Joint Degree Programs
M.B.A. & M.P.A. with Pace
M.E.M. with Yale

Vermont Law School
Environmental Law Center
164 Chelsea Street, PO Box 96, South Royalton, VT 05068
Master of Environmental Law and Policy (MELP)

Top-ranked, interdisciplinary program for both law and nonlaw students with
over 50 courses in environmental and energy law and policy.


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