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Careers in Environmental Policy

Drexel Center for Public Policy

In a world of complex environmental problems, a master’s in environmental policy provides the economic, scientific and social perspectives that form the basis of careers in environmental policy. Like a public policy degree, Drexel’s environmental policy degree includes a public policy core; however, the curriculum also features an environmental core, economics core, and tracks in environmental science or environmental and occupational health.

Drexel’s Master of Science in Environmental Policy degree program is designed for future policy professionals with a strong commitment to environmental causes. With courses in research methods, law, health, justice, and more, Drexel’s degree equips also prepares graduates for a range of environmental policy careers.

Career Options

Careers in environmental policy include positions in both the public and private sectors. Many government and non-profit organizations need experts in environmental policy to develop sustainable practices and help them comply with environmental best practices. Environmental policy degree jobs are also common at large corporations, think tanks and NGOs.

Potential careers include:

  • Environmental policy analyst
  • Environmental economist
  • Environmental lobbyist
  • Environmental paralegal
  • Environmental health and safety manager
  • Environmental consultant
  • Sustainability specialist


A graduate degree can open the door to the widest range of environmental policy degree jobs. Recent graduates of Drexel’s program have gone on to environmental policy careers like:

  • Environmental Protection Specialist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Environmental Health Specialist, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
  • Junior Representative, the General Social Survey (GSS)
  • Administrator, PennEnvironment


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!