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Environmental Policy, Management, and Law (EPML)

The EPML program can be taken as either a stand-alone graduate certification program or as a concentration within the school’s Master of Public Administration curriculum.

Understanding our environment requires an understanding of relationships. In environmental science, it means understanding relationships within ecosystems and how human behavior affects them. In EPML, it means understanding how the environment is affected by relationships between various entities, including:

  • legislatures

  • administrative agencies

  • courts

  • federal, state, and local governments

  • government and the nonprofit and private sectors

  • government and the public it has been established to serve

Some students in the EPML program already work in an environmental agency or private sector firm subject to environmental regulation. Those without public sector work experience serve an internship in an environmental agency or related nonprofit organization at the local, state, federal, or international level.

Students interested in obtaining a concentration in EPML within a Master of Public Administration (MPA) program must apply and enroll in the MPA program within the School of Public Affairs (SPA) and must adhere to all master degree program requirements.

* For more information on the Environmental Policy, Management, and Law concentration, please complete a request for information form.


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