MS in Environmental Policy

The graduate program in Environmental Policy prepares students for careers as policy analysts who have a strong commitment to environmental values, are scientifically and methodologically competent, and can work effectively on policy with various groups and institutions engaged in environmental issues.

To meet these requirements, students must complete a range of coursework designed to teach:

  • knowledge of how policies are developed and implemented
  • scientific and engineering basis of effective environmental policies
  • an understanding of who the key players are in environmental politics, and how to work with them to accomplish environmental improvements

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. Entering students typically begin study during the fall quarter. Students are able, though, to start the program during any quarter.

The MS in Environmental Policy requires 45 credits. Soon after matriculation, the student completes a plan of study with the graduate advisor to outline his or her specific program.


Requirements for Admission
Degree Requirements: MS Environmental Policy
Environmental Policy Course Descriptions

For more information, please contact:

Gwen Ottinger, PhD
Director, MS in Environmental Policy