Master of Arts in the Field of Environmental Resource Policy

The master of arts in environmental resource policy (ENRP) degree program offers a multidisciplinary approach to environmental and sustainability studies, blending theory and practical experience with a curriculum that includes environmental economics, environmental law, public policy, research methods, and environmental science. Elective courses can be taken in almost any department at the University, including, but not limited to, biology, chemistry, geography, international affairs, public policy, economics, political science, engineering management and systems engineering, business administration, and public health. Students graduate prepared to enter environmental policy careers in government, nonprofit organizations, the private sector, and environmental advocacy groups.

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.

36 credits, including 24 credits in required courses and 12 credits in elective courses.

ECON 6237Economics of the Environment and Natural Resources
ENRP 6101Environmental Sciences I: Physical Sciences
ENRP 6102Environmental Sciences II: Life Sciences
PPPA 6002Research Methods and Applied Statistics
PPPA 6006Policy Analysis
PPPA 6007Microeconomics for Public Policy I
PPPA 6140Introduction to Environmental Law
PPPA 6198Environmental Resource Policy Capstone
12 credits of approved elective drawn from a number of departments throughout the University.

Students who previously completed required courses may be allowed to substitute additional elective courses with program approval. Students may substitute PPPA 6017, PPPA 6014, or Econ 6217 for PPPA 6007.