Master's Concentration

Environmental Policy and Management Flex Path

University College's Environmental Policy and Management program offers an option that allows you to design a customized degree curriculum that best fits your interests and career goals. Of 12 courses required for the degree, you customize eight courses, allowing you to gain in-demand skills and business acumen across environmental sectors important to you, including renewable energy, sustainability, natural resource management, environmental health and safety, and more. We will work with you to design your program so it delivers the knowledge and skills you, and employers, need.

To request information for the customized option, please choose "no concentration" from the concentration drop-down menu on the request information form. To apply to the customized option, please choose "no concentration" from the concentration drop-down menu on the application.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
September 11
Evening or Online
Term Length
10 Weeks
Master's Degree
As few as 18 months
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Free Application

University College is committed to educational access, and given the difficult circumstances currently impacting millions of people, we are waiving application fees.

Skills You'll Learn

Lead business and finance strategy while understanding the environmental context

Direct compliance efforts and understand statutes and regulations

Use management and reporting systems


Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management with a concentration in Environmental Policy and Management Flex Path requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses).

All students are required to complete a zero-credit Student Success Course.

Core Courses
Concentration Courses
Elective Courses

Sample Schedule

Plan out your schedule and determine your preferred timeline for completing your master's degree—finish in as few as 18 months or take up to five years.

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Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Environmental Policy and Management Flex Path

Employment of environmental professionals is projected to grow 8% through 2030, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Businesses are expected to continue to work with environmental professionals to help them minimize the impact their operations have on the environment.

Private business and corporations looking to identify as eco-friendly are likely to provide more opportunities in the consulting arena.

Job Titles

▪ Environmental Analyst
▪ Environmental Impact scientist, analyst, manager
▪ Sustainability Coordinator/Manager
▪ Environmental Compliance Specialist
▪ Environmental Engineer
▪ Environmental Project Manager
▪ Renewable Energy Specialist
▪ Natural Resource Manager
▪ Ecologist
▪ Environmental Health and Safety Specialist
▪ Climate Change Analyst
▪ Air Quality Specialist
▪ Water Resource Specialist
▪ Environmental Consultant

Environmental Scientists and Specialists Salary: National Average

(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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Flexible Online Classes

We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.

Advisory Board

Our programs are developed and updated with the input of advisory boards composed of industry leaders and employers. This ensures that you'll learn what employers are looking for, and gain the most current information with a view to future industry trends, connecting you to future success.

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William Bellamy
Senior Vice President of Global Water Services, CH2M Hill
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David Stewart
Stewart Environmental Consultants, Inc
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Joel Hirschboeck
Director of Risk Management, Jefferson County Public Schools
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Lyle Laverty
Colorado State Parks Director
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Howard Roitman
Former Director of Environmental Programs, Colorado Department of Public Health & Safety

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