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Master of Science in Environmental Policy

Environmental issues are complicated: science, values, economics, human behavior and political institutions all play a role in both creating environmental problems and solving them. The Master of Science in Environmental Policy equips future policy professionals with the tools they need to understand the complexities of environmental issues and promote policies that improve the environment.

Our graduates:

  • Know the basics of policy, economics, science, and health
  • See all sides of controversial issues
  • Care about equity as a goal for environmental policy
  • Communicate complex information in an accessible way
  • Collaborate effectively with people from a wide variety of backgrounds

Students take 15 classes (45 credits) tailored to their individual interests and schedules. They have the opportunity to work with world-class faculty doing innovative research on real-world problems. No thesis is required. Students wishing to delve deeper into a subject can choose to complete a 9-credit master’s project as part of their 45 required credits.

General Requirements

Environmental policy applicants must meet the general requirements for admission to graduate studies at Drexel University. The application also requires a personal statement (up to 500 words) describing the prospective student’s interest in environmental policy. Admissions are accepted year-round, and applicants can expect a decision within one month.  Entering students may begin study fall, winter, or spring quarter.

Learn more about the degree in the Course Catalog


For more information, please contact:

Irene Cho
Administrative Director
Center for Public Policy
215.571.3852
irene.cho@drexel.edu