PHILADELPHIA â€” The University of Pennsylvaniaâ€™s 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.
â€śGraduates 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,â€ť David Thornburgh, the executive director of Fels, said.
â€śAs environmental issues emerge, there will be a greater need for qualified individuals who can create and implement well-informed regulations, policies and standards,â€ť Yvette Bordeaux, director of the Professional Masterâ€™s 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.