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Master of Science in Environmental Policy

Drexel Center for Public 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 degree program at Drexel University equips future policy professionals with the tools they need to understand the complexities of environmental issues and promote policies that improve the environment.

Program outcomes:

  • 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


Environmental policy master's 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 environmental policy master’s project as part of their 45 required credits.

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

Learn more in the Course Catalog


A Master of Science in Environmental Policy degree prepares graduates for a variety of careers in law, research, advocacy and more. Some career options include:

  • Resource manager
  • Environmental planner
  • Lobbyist
  • Policy analyst

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Apply to Drexel’s Master's in Public Policy, or visit campus to get firsthand information about a Drexel education. Contact or call us at 215.895.1805 for more information about the public policy graduate program.

Prospective Students

Please email or call us at 215.895.1805 with any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!