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Master’s 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 Environmental Policy degree 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

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.

Master's in Environmental Policy Major Requirements

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 About the Graduate Program in Environmental Policy in the Course Catalog


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

  • Resource manager
  • Environmental planner
  • Lobbyist
  • Policy analyst

Learn More About Careers with an Environmental Policy Master’s Degree


Apply now to Drexel’s Master’s in Environmental Policy, or visit campus to experience life at Drexel firsthand.

Prospective Students

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