Master of Public Affairs (MPA)
Concentration in Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management
The School of Public and Environmental Affairs' (SPEA) Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management (EPNRM) concentration within the Master of Public Affairs (MPA) program is currently ranked first in the country in the 2009 U.S. News & World Report. This concentration develops the skills to better understand and manage environmental problems. EPRNM is about applied problem-solving, and our faculty are leading scholars and practitioners in their fields. This concentration is a rigorous course of study that integrates skill-based courses in public policy and management and the environmental sciences. The concentration includes coursework in data analysis and modeling, environmental economics and policy, environmental resource management and policy, and coursework such as environmental risk analysis, intergovernmental systems management, and other policy analysis courses. Additionally, students focus on a particular environmental or natural resource-based discipline. EPNRM graduates land management positions in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors in local and state agencies, federal government, corporations, consulting firms, international and intergovernmental organizations, and nongovernmental and community-based organizations.
National Association of Schools in Public Affairs and Administration(NASPAA)
International Student Requirements:
International students whose native language is not English, or who do not have an undergraduate degree from a United States institution, are also required to take the TOEFL. Indiana University baseline score for consideration: 600 (computer-version) or 96 (written-version).