CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

Basic applied environmental science forms the foundation for the study of policy analysis and management. Courses emphasize the practical skills that sustainability professionals need to make a difference in the world.

Students learn to drive sustainability through the formulation of policy and the management of organizations. The program is unique in anchoring the study of sustainability policy and management in  basic applied environmental science. The combination of science and policy makes for graduates who have a complex understanding of the environmental, social, and economic dimensions of sustainability.

 

In the science component of the curriculum, students learn the fundamental science of earth systems and conservation biology, including their human dimensions. Students go on to learn applied microeconomics and applied regression analysis, which are required for policy formulation and analysis. They also learn the core aspects of management, including organizational analysis, budgeting and financial analysis, probability theory, and reporting. At the same time, students practice the work skills that are required to be problem-solving professionals: project management, teamwork, presentation, and memo and report writing.

Below is the 12-Month, 3-Semester Course Schedule (including final exams).

SUMMER TERM

19 points

May 28 – August 16, 2019

ENVP U6111

Principles of Ecology (2 points)

Syllabus

ENVP U6112

Urban Ecology

(2 points)

Syllabus

ENVP U6115

Climatology

(2 points)

Syllabus

ENVP U6116

Hydrology

(2 points)

Syllabus

ENVP U6220

Environmental Chemistry

(2 points)

Syllabus

ENVP U6221

Risk Assessment and Environmental Toxicology

(2 points)

Syllabus

ENVP U6241

Earth Systems and Environmental Politics, Policy and Management

Syllabus

ENVP U6246

Analytics in Environmental Science and Policy

(1 point)

Syllabus

ENVP U9229

The Workshop in Applied Earth Systems Management I

Archive

FALL TERM

18 points

September 3 – December 20, 2019

ENVP U8213

Microeconomics and Policy Analysis I

Syllabus

ENVP U9230

Workshop in Applied Earth Systems Management II

Archive

ENVP U6310

Quantitative Techniques and Systems Analysis in Policy Making and Management

Syllabus

ENVP U6225

Ethics Values and Justice

Syllabus

ENVP U6234

or SUMA K4100 Sustainability Management

Syllabus

SPRING TERM

      

17 Points

January 21 – May 16, 2020

ENVP U8216

Microeconomics and Policy Analysis II

Syllabus

ENVP U8201

Financial Management

Syllabus

ENVP U9232

The Workshop in Applied Earth Systems Policy Analysis

Archive

An Elective Course

An Elective Course

CONTACT US

For more information contact:

Stephanie Hoyt
Assistant Director
212-851-0261
sah2239@columbia.edu

SIPA Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
SIPA Office of Admissions – Columbia University
514 West 113th Street
New York, NY 10025
212-854-6216
sipa_admission@columbia.edu

IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES

 

Early Decision Deadline

November 01

Fellowship Consideration

January 15

Final Application Deadline

February 15

If you would like to receive more information about the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program, please submit your contact information below.

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