Environmental Economics & Policy

The EEP program equips students to inform effective solutions for today’s national and international environmental problems. EEP is one of seven available concentrations in the two-year residential Master of Environmental Management (MEM) program.  


Our Vision

Our highly analytical program provides training in the social and natural sciences for future policy-makers, those who offer them expert advice, and those who try to influence policy through the political process. With a small class size and low student-faculty ratio, the program gives students a strong foundation in the methods needed to analyze how households, businesses, governments and other stakeholders react to existing and proposed environmental and resource policies.

The Curriculum

All students receive core training in environmental economics, law, politics and analytical methods and tools. To complement this core curriculum, you’ll work with your advisor to choose a specialization track and select natural science courses to build a cohesive and marketable set of skills customized to your interests and career aspirations. 

EEP students receive in-depth training in: 

• Economic analysis, including benefit-cost analysis and non-market valuation
• Policy analysis
• Program evaluation
• Survey research
• Applied data analysis
• Risk analysis
• Qualitative methods

Snapshot: Employment Profile for EEP Alumni

   • 94% of EEP graduates were hired within approximately 6 months of graduation.
   • 88% are in a job related to the environment.
   • Median salary range = $55,000-60,000


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Your Future

The Nicholas School’s dedicated Career Center has helped our graduates find a diverse array of fulfilling positions upon graduation. Many enter consulting, both for the private and public sectors. Others work for governments or NGOs. Still others enter the business world, frequently in positions focused on business sustainability strategies.


Find out if our program is right for you. Feel free to contact us with questions.  
•  Participating Faculty
•  Full Program Description
•  Prerequisites & Required Courses
•  How to Apply


Welcome to the family! Here are some resources to get you started. 
•   Before You Arrive
•   Student Advising
•   Curriculum Planning Worksheet
•   Master’s Projects

Course Planning Worksheets

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