Environmental Policy and Management

American Public University

M.Sc. Online
2 months
370 USD/credit
370 USD/credit
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The Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management at American Public University System provides academic coursework focused on one of the world’s most significant issues: the environment.  


In this online master’s program, you will explore the use of environmental management tools and strategies to resolve complex environmental problems and controversies, while studying environmental economics and resource availability. 

You will learn about competing ethical arguments that drive environmental law, regulation, policy and management decisions. Both qualitative and quantitative means of analysis of environmental data are addressed.

This master’s degree helps prepare you for new careers or career advancement in government agencies, industries, and other organizations where employees with environmental knowledge are in demand. Six concentration choices and three end-of-program options (professional portfolio, capstone project, or thesis) allow you to tailor the program to your specific career path and provides for targeted professional development.

Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of the Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management at American Public University System program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Research environmental management strategies that incorporate ecological, economic, and social considerations.
  • Analyze the ecological, economic, and social barriers to the implementation of sustainable environmental practices and programs.
  • Assess the direct and indirect costs of environmental regulation, problems, and corrective actions.
  • Examine environmental strategies and policies across spatial scales.
  • Evaluate the consequences of ecological destruction on public health, productivity, and social and economic welfare.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Environmental Management 
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environmental Policy, Regulation, and Law
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Applied Statistics

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
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36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All APU graduate programs require you to have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • If you have a non-U.S. transcript, please view our International Admissions page for more information.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    370 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 370 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.
  • National

    370 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 370 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.


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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Environmental Policy and Management
American Public University


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