MPP On Campus

Public Policy - Environmental Policy

Arizona State University

12 months
26460 USD/year
24498 USD/year
12014 USD/year
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The Public Policy - Environmental Policy MPP program from Arizona State University trains people to lead by making positive policy decisions, addressing the difficult questions associated with public policy, and managing the process of policy creation, approval, implementation and evaluation.


The Public Policy - Environmental Policy MPP program from Arizona State University allows students to approach the study of public policy with a focus on public policy in the urban setting.

At the conclusion of the master's degree program, students are able to identify, analyze and interpret the challenges and dilemmas of public policies, especially those of urban areas. Students also are able to approach policy analysis with a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods and are prepared to develop innovative processes and tools to deal with changing realities of public policy and address issues on a global, regional and local scale.

The concentration in environmental policy prepares students at the master's degree level to apply sustainability principles and approaches to careers in a variety of fields that address environmental and, inevitably, human challenges. Students acquire the knowledge base and skills to bring sustainability solutions to corporate, government and nonprofit sectors. The concentration program begins by building a foundation in environmental policy and theory through the core coursework, followed by electives that develop and deepen student expertise in specific areas and issues. The program is uniquely positioned to allow students to build careers in public policy analysis and administration, international development and nonprofit organizations.

Career Opportunities

Graduates have an understanding of policies that address issues such as poverty, education, the environment and public safety, and they are prepared to pursue a career in a field related to public administration or public policy. This may include opportunities as either a manager or policy analyst in local, state or federal agencies; nonprofit organizations; and private organizations whose work that interface with the public sector.

The program can also serve as a platform for preparation for doctoral studies in public policy, public administration, urban studies and other related programs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Service Research 
  • Microeconomics of Public Policy 
  • Public Policy Analysis 
  • Advanced Policy Analysis 
  • Program Evaluation 
  • Microeconomics of Public Policy 
  • Applied Econometrics 
  • Diversity, Ethics and Leading Public Change 
  • Creating Sustainable Organizations 
  • Environmental Policy and Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 SCH


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.
  • A bachelor's or master's degree in a related field from a regionally accredited institution. Related fields include political science, sustainability, planning, business, urban and metropolitan studies and other social science disciplines, although the department may accept applicants with degrees from all educational backgrounds provided the minimum requirements for the degree program are met.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • verbal, quantitative and analytical scores on the GRE (institution code: 4007)
  • three letters of recommendation
  • written statement
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26460 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    24498 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24498 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12014 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12014 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Phoenix

900 - 1450 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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