U.S. Graduate Environmental Science Resources

Environmental Policy or Environmental Science degrees offer an interdisciplinary curriculum, as well as courses that encourage future-oriented thinking about how our global environment will affect the world in years to come. 

Environmental policy studies at the graduate level are generally multi-disciplinary and focus on issues related to environmental sustainability, such as law, regulation, and other policy issues related to air and water pollution, biodiversity, ecosystem management, and the protection of natural resources. Graduate students in environmental sciences usually choose among degree concentrations like environmental biology, environmental chemistry, environmental geology, and natural resource management. 


With a degree in environmental policy or science, consider your professional opportunities as an environmental consultant, environmental lawyer, teacher, industry resource manager, park service administrator, or scientific researcher.


You should become familiar with academic trends and current developments. Read current literature and consider the existing research of professors to match your academic and career goals with the right institutions for you. EducationUSA centers provide advising services and will have a diverse collection of materials to assist students searching for schools and financial aid programs. 

There is no professional or program accrediting organization for academic programs in environmental policy or science. U.S. institutions of higher education with graduate degrees in environmental science should have regional accreditation.  Students can search all recognized regionally accredited programs at the Department of Education or CHEA websites. 

Environmental science associations: 

  1. The Association for Environmental Health and Sciences, AEHS
  2.  Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs, AEHAP