The Kennedy School of Government offers several opportunities for the study of environmental policy.
Concentration in Environment and Natural Resources (ENR)
Master's students at the Kennedy School follow a prescribed set of courses based in economic policy, and then concentrate in a field, such as Environment and Natural Resources. Courses within the concentration range from environmental economics to sustainability. The two-year Master in Public Policy (MPP) culminates in the production of a Policy Analysis Exercise (PAE), a year-long faculty-supervised practicum in which Master's students work for a real-world client to conduct a major policy study.
KSG also offers a distinctive Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID), a one-year Master in Public Administration for mid-career professionals (MC/MPA) and a two-year MPA for a select number of incoming students with some professional background.
ENRP also supports an active Doctoral Program. Ph.D. candidates work closely with faculty on projects ranging from climate change research to environmental economics.
Courses to Complement Public Policy Training
In recent years, graduates who have selected to pursue a policy career have tended to hold myriad positions during the course of their professional lives. Environmental concerns are integral to many of these careers. Often, Kennedy School generalists or concentrators in other fields will take several courses in the environment and natural resources (ENR) field to widen their knowledge base.
The Kennedy School also offers intensive two-week programs for senior, international and domestic professionals seeking to develop their practical knowledge of public infrastructure initiatives (Infrastructure in a Market Economy) or environmental economics (Understanding Environmental Economics)