Environmental Policy and Management
The Environmental Policy master's degree concentration is offered online or on campus at the University of Denver in the evenings, or in a combination of both, to meet the needs of busy adults. Designed for professionals working in organizations focused on environmental policy development or advocacy such as legislatures, regulatory agencies, consultants, and advocacy groups, the Environmental Policy master’s concentration provides students with policy analysis and development skills needed to serve as a senior analyst or manager within a policy-making organization.
Students will receive valuable instruction—from professional practitioners who work in the fields they teach—in topics ranging from economics to law, ethics to finance, as each topic relates to environmental policy. A master's degree concentration in Environmental Policy will prepare students for careers that impact environmental decisions. Foundational public environmental policy analysis will be discussed, including contemporary methods for analytical model development, implementation, and evaluation. Customize your Environmental Policy and Management master's degree through the innovative Professional Options Curriculum using our convenient online degree builder tool, which allows you to select courses that cater to your specific career needs.
This program prepares students to:
-Develop and demonstrate a higher awareness of environmental ethics including the responsible exercise of individual judgment and civic responsibility and honesty in dealing with environmental issues
-Understand the importance and application of the science of ecology and its impact on the cultural and social creation of humans and earth's physical and biological system
-Demonstrate a solid background in business management, environmental policy, public communication and involvement, and work toward the integration of environmental improvement into all organizational business decisions and operations
-Clearly articulate the roles of legislatures, rule-making bodies, and regulatory enforcement agencies in environmental protection and management
-Display critical thinking processes: analyze, understand, and evaluate environmental issues in organizations including educating the public and instituting collaborative decision-making on issues involving the levels of acceptable risks and degree, intensity, and acceptability of environmental protection
-Apply advanced methods such as life-cycle cost analyses, impact assessment, decision making, science, economics, finance, etc., in an integrative approach to craft informed decisions about complex environmental problems and challenges
University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States. The commission sets a standard of integrity for universities, taking into consideration the academic mission, strategy, resources, assessment process, teaching effectiveness, student learning, usefulness of curricula, and community involvement.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: Master 48 Cert 24
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): On campus:506.00 Online:558.00 USD
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999