Accelerated Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy program information


The environmental field in the 21st century is evolving fast to respond to complex interdependencies between the natural environment and human development.

Clark's innovative Environmental Science and Policy master's degree develops students' abilities to integrate natural and social sciences to respond to local and global challenges. ES&P's expertise in risk and vulnerability assessment, environmental justice, institutional dynamics, watershed stewardship, renewable energy, and capacity building resonate worldwide. Classes and experiential learning give students essential skills for analysis, planning, implementation, and evaluation.

As a member of a closely knit family of graduate programs including International Development & Social Change, Community Development & Planning, and Geographic Information Sciences for Development & Environment, our ES&P Program is unique. Students are exposed to multiple perspectives and creative, integrated thinking in the classroom and in research.

Hallmarks of Clark's ES&P Program:

  • A pioneering spirit: ES&P has been a leader in understanding the relationships among science, technology, environment, and society for three decades. Clark is world-renowned for its work on the human dimensions of global environmental change.
  • Global relevance: ES&P covers the globe, with courses, research, and field work that include the U.S. as well as transitional and developing countries. ES&P students gain practical skills by working on projects addressing issues in the U.S., Latin America, Asia, Africa, and Europe.
  • Dynamic faculty-student research: As the smallest and one of the oldest U.S. research universities, Clark offers elbow-to-elbow research experience with professors who are recognized leaders in their fields.