Completion of 15 credit hours in graduate program courses, an internship (ENVP 6030) and a thesis. There are four required courses, representing 12 credit hours, (ENVP 6000, ENVP 6001, ENVP 6002, ENVP 6003). One elective, representing three credit hours, related to the student’s research specialty is to be completed and may be chosen from Table I or Table II in consultation with the student’s thesis supervisor.
M.A. with Research Paper (one year program)
Completion of 18 credit hours in graduate program courses, an internship (ENVP 6030) and a Research Paper (ENVP 6999). There are four required courses, representing 12 credit hours, (ENVP 6000, ENVP 6001, ENVP 6002, ENVP 6003). Two electives, representing six credit hours, are to be completed, of which at least one is to be from Table I. The second elective, related to the student’s research specialty, may be chosen from Table I or Table II in consultation with the student’s research paper supervisor.
All Students (Thesis and Research Paper Options)
Further courses beyond the minimum number may be required, depending on the background and needs of the student.
Students are responsible for fulfilling all pre-requisites.
All students are required to complete two Workshops.
Students in the M.A. in Environmental Policy shall meet the minimum residency of at least two semesters required by the School of Graduate Studies 18.104.22.168 of the University Calendar. Students are encouraged to meet this residency requirement in the first two semesters of their program.
All students will be required to present a seminar on their thesis or research paper in the final semester of their program as part of their thesis or research paper requirements. For applicable students, the thesis will be examined in accordance with the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies.
Evaluation for Courses
Candidates for the Master of Arts in Environmental Policy degree must obtain a grade of B or better in all program courses.
Candidates who receive a grade of less than B in a program course will be permitted to remain in the program, provided the course is repeated and passed with a grade of B or better. Alternatively, the candidate may, on the recommendation of the Graduate Committee in Environmental Policy (GCEP), and with the approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies, substitute another graduate course. Only one course repetition or substitution will be permitted during the candidate’s program after which the candidate shall be required to withdraw from the program.
Students may request a switch from one stream to another. Forms for change of route are available online and from the School of Graduate Studies.