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Careers in Environmental 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 MS in Environmental Policy 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.

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH AN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY MAJOR?

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 environmental science and policy careers include positions such as:

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

BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY TOWARD A CAREER IN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

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

Learn more about Drexel’s MS in Environmental Policy, or apply now to begin your journey toward an environmental policy career. Visit our campus to experience life at Drexel firsthand.

Prospective Student Inquiries

Please send inquiries to coas@drexel.edu or call us at 215.895.1805. We look forward to hearing from you.