Environmental Policy

Field Advisors: Professor Peter Linquiti Professor Joseph CordesProfessor Melissa Keeley

This field is designed to provide students with the tools needed to understand the causes of environmental and resource problems, the conflicts they generate, and the strengths and weaknesses of alternative policies for addressing them. 

MPP students concentrating in Environmental Policy are required to complete 9 credits of field courses, of which one 3-credit course is required.  The other courses should be selected from the list below.  With the permission of the field advisor, students may apply other relevant courses at GW to their concentration in Environmental Policy.

Courses Satisfying the Environmental Policy Field of Concentration

PPPA 6066   Environmental Policy (Required)

ECON 6237  Economics of the Environment and Natural Resources
EMSE 6200  Policy Factors in Environmental and Energy Management
EMSE 6220  Environmental Management
EMSE 6225   Air Quality Management
EMSE 6230   Hazardous Waste Management and Cleanup
EMSE 6235   Water Quality Management
EMSE 6240   Environmental Hazard Management
EMSE 6245   Analytical Tools for Environmental Management
EMSE 6260   Energy Management
ENRP 6101  Environmental Sciences I
ENRP 6102  Environmental Sciences II
ENRP 6140  Environmental Impact Statement Procedures and Environmental Law
GEOG 6219  Urban Climate
GEOG 6220   Climatic Change
GEOG 6222   Resources and the Environment
GEOG 6230   Seminar in Environmental Issues in Development
GEOG 6243   Urban Geography
GEOG 6244   Seminar in Urban Sustainability
IAFF 6151  Environmental Policy
PHIL 6281   Environmental Philosophy and Policy
PPPA 6015  Benefit-Cost Analysis (if not taken as MPP core course)
PPPA 6067  Environment, Energy, Technology and Society
SMPP 6210  Strategic Environmental Management
SMPP 6213  Management of Strategic Issues
SMPP 6297  International Management Experience: Sustainable Communities & Organizations
PPPA 6056  Regulatory Comment Clinic
IAFF 6158  Energy Policy

Environmental Policy at GW

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