Degree Requirements

Students are required to complete a total of 30 graduate course credits: 18 credits of required core courses and 12 credits of elective application courses.

M.S. in Environmental and Sustainability Policy (courses only)

Core Courses
EPS 601Research Methods for Environment and Sustainability Policy3
EPS 612Introduction to Environmental Policy Studies3
EPS 614Environmental Economics and Management3
EPS 622Sustainable Politics and Policy3
EPS 638Physical Geography3
EM 631Legal Aspects in Environmental Engineering3
Electives
Four elective application courses 112
Total Credits30
1

Subject to approval by the Program Director, students have the option to substitute up to two sections (6 credits) of EPS 725 Independent Study I and EPS 726 Independent Study II under faculty direction in place of elective application courses.

M.S. in Environmental and Sustainability Policy (Master's thesis)

Core Courses
EPS 601Research Methods for Environment and Sustainability Policy3
EPS 612Introduction to Environmental Policy Studies3
EPS 614Environmental Economics and Management3
EPS 622Sustainable Politics and Policy3
EPS 638Physical Geography3
EM 631Legal Aspects in Environmental Engineering3
Electives
EPS 701BMaster'S Thesis 16
Two elective application courses 26
Total Credits30
1

Normally completed over two sequential semesters.

2

Subject to approval by the Program Director, students also have the option to substitute up to two sections (6 credits) of independent study under faculty direction in place of elective application courses.

Elective Application Courses

The Graduate Program in Environmental and Sustainability Policy offers a regular series of special topics courses and students may also enroll in courses offered by other departments. The website Green@NJIT offers a comprehensive list of options. The selection of elective application courses is made in consultation with the Program Director.

Preparation of the thesis is conducted under the supervision of an advisor and presented to a three-member committee.