PHILADELPHIA ‚ÄĒ The University of Pennsylvania‚Äôs Fels Institute of Government and College of Liberal and Professional Studies have announced a two-year, dual-degree program in the School of Arts and Sciences: the Masters of Environmental Studies and the Masters of Governmental Administration.
The MES/MGA degree applies a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of the environment as it relates to government, non-profit and public-sector work. It will train students to take leadership roles in environmental policy, planning and regulation.
‚ÄúGraduates of the MES/MGA degree, with rigorous training in both environmental studies and practical management, will be formidable advocates for environmental issues, one of the most daunting challenges facing our society,‚ÄĚ David Thornburgh, the executive director of Fels, said.
‚ÄúAs environmental issues emerge, there will be a greater need for qualified individuals who can create and implement well-informed regulations, policies and standards,‚ÄĚ Yvette Bordeaux, director of the Professional Master‚Äôs Programs in Earth and Environmental Science, said.
More information about the programs and admission requirements, is available at http://www.sas.upenn.edu/lps/graduate/mes/related_programs/mesmga.