For the past thirteen years, I have headed a unique graduate program at Columbia University that has graduated professionals who are working on the very issues that you read about every day on Grist. I would like to introduce you to this program, and ask you to share this information with any prospective student who would benefit from the education that this program offers.
The Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy is the only program of its kind to combine the study of management and policy analysis with applied environmental science. The achievements of the program’s graduates – nearly 700 leading professionals in business, government and civil society – speak to the effectiveness of using scientific data to inform sustainability decision-making. The program also stands out because of its intense one-year schedule (summer, fall, and spring semesters), which saves students both time and money, and allows graduates to re-enter the workforce better prepared to meet the increasing demands on leaders. Prospective students may learn about the program at an online information session on Tuesday, October 6, 12 – 1 PM EST.
RSVPThe program attracts students from countries around the world, who want to study in New York City, a global nexus of sustainability, policy, finance, and technology. The program also situates the cohort of some 60 students in both Columbia’s School of International and Public affairs – one of the world’s premier academic institutions – and in the Earth Institute, a university-wide research center that takes an interdisciplinary approach to addressing the world’s most important sustainability issues. All students who apply by November 1, 2015 – the early decision application deadline – are eligible for the Dean’s Fellowship – a full tuition grant and internship – and for numerous other partial fellowships. The final application deadline is February 15, 2016.
I believe deeply in the quality of and the great need for the education that we offer, which is why I’m asking you to help me spread the word about these programs.
Professor in the Practice of Public Affairs
Director, MPA in Environmental Science and Policy
Director, M.S. in Sustainability Management
Executive Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University