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About

The Master of Environmental Studies (MES) program at the University of Pennsylvania helps you translate your passion for the environment into a fulfilling career.

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Overview

An environmental studies graduate degree program that spans science, policy, management, sustainability, resilience and adaptation, and many more fields

The Master of Environmental Studies (MES) program at the University of Pennsylvania offers rigorous, Ivy League academics in environmental studies and exceptional opportunities to conduct research in the field. In addition, you gain the industry connections and individualized professional development you need to take on today's environmental challenges and excel in your work, whether as a researcher, policy advocate, management consultant, or executive.

Built with flexibility in mind, you can choose from a variety of concentrations or create your own—all with the guidance of our world-class faculty and built upon the foundation of Ivy League courses. Many of our distinguished professors also influence practices outside the University, bringing their experience and broad networks from the worlds of scientific research, sustainability, policy, resilience and adaptation planning, and management into the classroom. Our working students find meaningful ways to blend their graduate school and professional work by partnering with faculty to design projects and research that tackle real-world environmental challenges from their workplace.

The heart of the Master of Environmental Studies program is the passion of our students and faculty to create change in the world, from helping to preserve habitats to implementing energy-efficient policies to planning for climate change at the local and national levels.

Career paths for Master of Environmental Studies graduates

Graduates of Penn’s Master of Environmental Studies program have entered a myriad of roles and industries around the world—scientific researcher, conservationist, and global corporate sustainability manager to name a few.

Programme Structure

Foundation courses: 

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Geology
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Business

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Fall: December 15 (Priority deadline)

Language

English

Credits

12 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It 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.
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
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).
7

Other requirements

General requirements

Application to the Master of Environmental Studies program will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate academic record at an accredited college or university
  • Work experience
  • Career objectives and reasons for choosing the Master of Environmental Studies program at Penn
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores, if applicable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    47344 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23672 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    47344 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23672 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Per semester (4 courses) full-time tuition and fees for summer 2019 – spring 2020: $25,786

Funding

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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