Environmental Policy, MABECOME AN AGENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
Today's complex environmental challenges require the work of policy professionals with broad, interdisciplinary training. Business, government, non-profits, military, the media—all of today's sectors—need access to skilled environmental expertise. Pace University's Master of Arts in Environmental Policy is preparing a new generation of innovative policymakers in this critical field; change-makers who can design policy initiatives to meet 21st century environmental issues.
This two-year, 45-credit interdisciplinary program trains students to deal with the practical aspects and profound challenges of local, national, and global environmental affairs. Courses examine not only formal laws and regulations, but also the broader, behind-the-scenes sweep of political governance, such as the conflicts between branches of government, the process of engagement between interest groups, media and business, and the role of science in public policy making.
The program employs an educational approach that fosters analytical skills, leading to an in-depth understanding of the complex relationships among natural science, law, and management. Students gain the ability to use the tools of these disciplines to develop appropriate responses to complex environmental issues.