24 months
1866 USD/credit 33588 USD/year
1866 USD/credit 33588 USD/year
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Global Environmental Policy from American University Washington DC provides perspectives and skills for a career that engages some of the most important and complex issues of our time. We believe that a healthy environment is required for human flourishing and that the work of environmental protection requires knowledgeable, committed, and strategic agents of change.  


Global Environmental Policy from American University Washington DC aims to empower our students to translate their passions for justice, ecological well-being, and humane governance into a lifetime of meaningful work. If this sounds like you, apply to join our community of scholars and graduate students in Washington, DC, the home of powerful leverage points for environmental and social change.


Graduates of the GEP degree program work in a wide range of settings, including government agencies, non-governmental organizations, consulting firms, the private sector, activist networks, think tanks, universities, and community groups.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ecohydrology
  • Energy
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Climatology
  • Economics
  • Environmental Economics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

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  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate degree
  • TOEFL/IELTS score if non-native English speaker
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose
  • Applicants must hold an accredited bachelor's degree with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.30 (on a 4.00 scale). 
  • A Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is optional.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33588 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1866 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    33588 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1866 USD per credit during 24 months.

Tuition for National students: $1,812 per credit hour

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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