MS in Environmental Policy

Kaplan University's Master of Science in Environmental Policy program is a cross-disciplinary graduate program focused on the interrelationships of politics, the environment, policymaking, and sustainability. You can learn more about the Master of Science in Environmental Policy here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Kaplan University's Master of Science in Environmental Policy program is an online program designed to help students grasp the increasingly complex relationships between the natural world, industry, private and public sector business, and environmental policies. Students can choose to follow the comprehensive exam track or applied research track. The program covers theory and research methods, analysis and assessment, and gives students a sustainable, holistic framework for becoming custodians of the environment. The curriculum includes courses in environmental law and policy, leadership, and risk assessment. Electives include sustainability policy, environmental project management, public and private sector partnerships, and conservation. The program gives students the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to pursue a position in environmental management, planning, or entrepreneurship.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in applying to Kaplan University's Master of Science in Environmental Policy program, you should have a bachelor's degree in a related field and an active interest in engaging in environmental custodianship. Applicants to Kaplan University's programs should be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Since the program is offered online, applicants should have access to a computer.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Master of Science in Environmental Policy consists of 55 credits. Credit requirements are divided between 35-40 core credits and 15-20 elective credits. Specific course requirements could change. If you are interested in enrolling in Kaplan University, speak to an Admissions Representative.

Master of Science in Environmental Policy Requirements

  • Environmental Foundations and Principles
  • Environmental Law and Policy
  • Environmental Risk Assessment II
  • Environmental Policy Analysis
  • Academic and Professional Writing for Graduate Students
  • Leadership in the Public Sector
  • Choose three-four (depending on chosen track) of the following:
    • Sustainability - Policy and Practice
    • Environmental Project Management
    • Public and Private Partnerships
    • Political and Economic Forces
    • Environmental Risk Assessment I
    • Biology of Pollution
    • Conservation of Natural Resources
    • Energy and Our Global Climate
    • Ecological Interactions

Applied Research Track

  • Applied Research in Legal Studies
  • Applied Research

Comprehensive Exam Track

  • Comprehensive Exam Capstone

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After successfully completing Kaplan University's Master of Science in Environmental Policy program, you could pursue employment opportunities with various government, non-profit, or public agencies, or with private sector businesses. You could pursue these types of entry-level positions:

  • Environmental activist
  • Non-profit fundraiser
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) employee
  • Environmental educator
  • Environmental policymaker
  • Outreach coordinator