The Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management provides academic coursework focused on one of the world’s most significant issues: the environment. In this online master’s program, you will explore the use of environmental management tools and strategies to resolve complex environmental problems and controversies, while studying environmental economics and resource availability. You will learn about competing ethical arguments that drive environmental law, regulation, policy and management decisions. Both qualitative and quantitative means of analysis of environmental data are addressed.
This master’s degree helps prepare you for new careers or career advancement in government agencies, industries, and other organizations where employees with environmental knowledge are in demand. Six concentration choices and three end-of-program options (professional portfolio, capstone project, or thesis) allow you to tailor the program to your specific career path and provides for targeted professional development.
The curriculum for this program follows industry trends to help ensure relevancy to today's marketplace. Additionally, all of the courses in this program use Open Educational Resources (OER), meaning that there is no cost for course materials to complete this program. View all courses.
In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:
- Research environmental management strategies that incorporate ecological, economic, and social considerations.
- Analyze the ecological, economic, and social barriers to the implementation of sustainable environmental practices and programs.
- Assess the direct and indirect costs of environmental regulation, problems, and corrective actions.
- Examine environmental strategies and policies across spatial scales.
- Evaluate the consequences of ecological destruction on public health, productivity, and social and economic welfare.