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Environmental Politics and Governance, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (QS) Potsdam, NY, United States
Our M.S. in Environmental Politics and Governance (MSEPG) prepares the next generation of environmental and energy policy analysts and experts to understand and impact the complex socioeconomic and political processes that create environmental outcomes.
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Overview

Clarkson’s MSEPG focuses on human dimensions within the broad context of underlying natural systems to provide a unique graduate experience in environmental management. Our graduates leave well-prepared for careers as policymakers and analysts and work nationally and internationally in government, non-profit and private sectors.

Recent EPG projects range from establishing a carbon-offset program through agroforestry in Africa and evaluating policies related to fracking in New York state, to establishing a governance structure for a municipality-scale emergency microgrid.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Environment, Technology and Society
  • Food and Society
  • Health, Wealth, Inequality and the Environment
  • Environmental Ethics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Application Fees:  Full-time applicants from the U.S. and Canada are required to pay a $50.00 application fee.  
  • Supplemental information: A resume and an essay or personal statement outlining your goals and objectives in graduate school and beyond are required. 
  • Letters of Reference: Ask three references who can evaluate your work (academically and/or professionally) and overall motivation to pursue your degree.  
  • Transcripts: Send official transcripts.
  • Test Scores: All applicants are required to take the general Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (a score is good for 5 years after test is taken). There are no minimum required scores for the GRE report. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1388 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1388 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1388 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1388 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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The tuition fee is per credit hour.

Living costs for Potsdam

  • 892 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

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