Environmental Science and Policy/Geographic Information Systems

The use of Geographic Information Systems has become standard for many environmental professionals. At the same time, environmental work remains one of the most popular and powerful applications of GIS investigations. To enable students to better exploit the complementary nature of the fields, we have eliminated the overlap between the MS in Environmental Science and Policy and the Graduate Certificate in GIS. This enables students to earn both the MS degree and the Graduate Certificate by completion of a total of 13 courses rather than the 15 courses that would be required to complete the programs separately.

Program Information

Course Locations Washington, DC; Online
Available 100% Online No
Entry Terms Fall, Spring or Summer semester
Degree Requirements 13 courses
Tuition and Fees Tuition in the 2019-2020 academic year for the MS in Environmental Science and Policy is $4,091 per course; for the Certificate in Geographic Information Systems is $4,009 per course.
Please note: 2019-2020 tuition rates are tentative pending approval by the Board of Trustees.
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Interested students, including those already enrolled in either program, should apply to the combined MS in ESP/Graduate Certificate in GIS program. New students may select to this option at the time of application. Current students should consult their academic advisor and apply by filing a Change of Program Form with the Registration Office.