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The Harris School of Public Policy and the Argonne National Laboratory offer a two-year program leading to a master of environmental science and policy. This program is designed for students interested in assessing the scientific repercussions of various policies on the environment.
Chicago Harris and the Argonne National Laboratory have partnered to offer the Master of Science degree in Environmental Science and Policy. The broad objective of the program is to provide students with a solid foundation of the science underlying important environmental policy issues, and the applied learning opportunities to deepen their understanding of various subjects. The partnership with the Argonne National Laboratory will bring senior scientists and engineers to Chicago Harris as course instructors and provide students with applied research and internship opportunities. The curriculum will allow for students with limited exposure to the sciences, and students with established backgrounds in the sciences. The degree takes a balanced and holistic approach to policy analysis, focusing on the interrelatedness of environmental issues, such as energy, water, and natural resources, and their relationships with economic, social, technology and regulatory drivers.
The curriculum combines elements of science and policy to meet the needs of the students described above. The structure of the two-year Master of Science degree program is outlined below.
Course Structure of the Environmental Science and Policy Program
A total of 18 courses are required for the MS degree.
Possible elective courses in public policy include the following:
Students should consult the latest edition of the Announcements of the Harris School for additional courses.