The core of the Environmental Policy Analysis specialization consists of four courses in the areas of economics, policy, and law. Students are also required to complete two professional skills courses and develop skills in statistical methods with one statistics requirement beyond the level of the foundations course. Finally students should focus on a topical area of concentration with two electives in a particular environmental or natural resource issue area, in addition to satisfying the one capstone course or project for the MEM degree. Specifically students must complete the following:
Environmental Policy Analysis students should also develop expertise in some specific environmental or natural resource problem or issue (e.g., renewable energy, water resources, environmental health, forest management, biological diversity, climate change, conservation, etc.). Students are encouraged to look at other specializations to develop this two-course sequence (e.g., Energy and the Environment, Ecosystem Conservation and Management, and others). Students may also develop the sequence based on their own interests, but will need to make the case that two courses are consistent with developing an area of topical concentration.
Effective environmental policy analysis requires more than academic mastery, and we require students to take at least two of the professional skills modules offered within FES, each worth one credit.
Capstone Course or Project
Each MEM student is required
Faculty Coordinator: Matthew Kotchen
Specialization Affiliated Faculty: Ben Cashore, Daniel Esty, Eli Fenichel, Kenneth Gillingham, Robert Mendelsohn, John Wargo, Susan Clark.