Degrees Offered: Master of Science in Environmental Policy Studies, Ph.D. in Environmental Science (Policy Concentration)
The Graduate Program in Environmental Policy Studies focuses on the role of the social sciences in the development, implementation, and evaluation of environmental policy. Building on the strengths of a technological university, students take a series of foundation courses (Tier One) in environmental social science, environmental science, research methods, and economics. Advanced courses (Tier Two) build on this initial framework and provide extensions in specific applications in environmental law, energy policy, and a selection of advanced topics.
The faculty is multidisciplinary with strengths in environmental social science, economics, geography, and law. Graduates of the program have secured employment in both the public and private sectors including with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, regional planning commissions, local community development programs, and engineering and planning firms. Graduates have also entered doctoral- level programs in environmental science, policy, and law.
The Ph.D. in Environmental Science (Policy Concentration) is offered by the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science of which the Graduate Program in Environmental Policy is a constituent part. Successful environmental policies must rest on the development of reliable models for assessing change to the biophysical environment in the presence of human action. The Department offers a research-oriented doctoral degree in Environmental Science with a concentration in Environmental Policy. The program emphasis is on the integration of environmental and social sciences to develop more effective responses to contemporary problems of resource management. For more information about degree requirements, please visit the website of the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science.