Clarkson University

Interdisciplinary Programs

Environmental Politics and Governance


8 Clarkson Ave

Potsdam, NY 13699

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MS In Environmental Politics and Governance

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Environmental quality is a function of complex and interacting biological, chemical, physical, and technical systems. The way we understand the functioning of these systems and attempt to manage them to improve environmental outcomes are through social, political, and economic institutions and processes that include policy-making, funding, and voluntary action. Clarkson’s new interdisciplinary M.S. Degree in Environmental Politics and Governance (MSEPG) provides a unique graduate experience in environmental management. Politics refers to the study of the functioning of government at all levels, and the use of strategies and maneuvers to further an interest in a political, social, or economic outcome. Governance refers to the development of policy within the public and private sectors, including for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, and other interested parties. The goal is to prepare individuals who understand and can successfully negotiate the complex process of policy making in order to promote science-based environmental policy regulations, including energy policies and decisions. Environmental Politics and Governance (EPG) is administered by Clarkson's Institute for a Sustainable Environment, whose mission is to develop, foster, and enhance innovative, cross-disciplinary research and educational activities at the forefront of environmental investigation. Interdisciplinary groups of faculty affiliates associated with the center will advise students. The ISE degree programs provide a flexible framework for students to develop course combinations and pursue research projects that fit their individual interests and needs.


Clarkson University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680, 215-662-5606.

International Student Requirements:


Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 30

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 1,390 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Remote Town

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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