Leverage environmental policy to prevent threats to climate, ecosystems, and energy sources. As society becomes more aware and affected by environmental issues, the demand for informed policymakers is on the rise. Be prepared to analyze and craft public policy that impact our world and gain insight to the legal and philosophical foundations of the environmental movement so you can make sustainable decisions and deliver visionary ideas.
At a Glance
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Skills You'll Learn
Lead teams and organizations ethically and creatively
Analyze and create environmental policies
Evaluate the effectiveness of domestic and international policies
Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management with a concentration in Environmental Policy requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses).
All students are required to complete a zero-credit Student Success Course.
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.
Interested in a graduate certificate?
Explore our four and six course graduate certificates in Environmental Policy.
Take a Course Before You Apply
We know how important it is to get started when you're ready and that's why you can enroll in a course before you officially apply.
Predicted outcomes for graduates of Environmental Policy
Employment growth of 11% is expected over the next decade, higher than other occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Public interest in environmental hazards and environmental pressure associated with population growth are expected to drive the need for environmental policy professionals.
Federal, state, and local agencies will continue to be the largest employer for environmental professionals as experienced professionals retire.
Environmental Scientists and Specialists Salary: National Average
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Hear from Our Students
"I was already working in my field and I was loving my field and so, I wanted to continue to be on the ground, getting my hands dirty, making an impact while pursuing my master's at the same time." —Dayna Reggero, graduate.
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.
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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