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Environmental Politics and Governance, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (QS) , NY,
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.

About

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

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • 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.
      We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
      The tuition fee is per credit hour.

      Living costs for Potsdam

      • 892 - 1950 USD/month
        Living Costs

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