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Earn Your Master’s in Environmental Policy and Management Online

Evidence of climate change is signaling a call to action to address environmental protection and our planet’s sustainability. American Public University’s (APU) MS in Environmental Policy and Management enables you to gain the knowledge and skill needed to become an environmental change agent and champion in this vital endeavor.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule. Ask us about transfer credit opportunities to help you save time and money in completing your degree.

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Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates. We offer many grant options. These grants represent a savings on our standard tuition rate. Request information to learn more.

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For master's programs with APU’s Preferred Military Rate for eligible students.

Entrance Exams

No GRE®, GMAT™, or other standardized test scores required. Classes start monthly.

Application Fee

There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

Affordable Ebooks

Some master's-level courses provide no-cost ebooks to minimize your expenses.

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Why You Should Earn This Master's From APU

Comprehensive Coursework

This program provides a thorough exploration of environmental management tools, technologies, and strategies, as well as environmental policy, economics, and ethics. Data is analyzed from a qualitative and quantitative perspective.

Real-World Exposure

Case studies provide insight into the legal, regulatory, and policy framework that governs environmental programs and projects. To demonstrate your critical thinking and creativity, you will create an adaptive management plan for a highly controversial environmental issue or policy.

Hot Button Topics

Learn the latest trends related to renewable energy, ecosystems management, industrialization’s impact on the environment, landscape-level conservation, and political ecology.

Professionally Focused

To satisfy your professional goals, you will select a concentration to focus your studies. You also have three end-of-program options to finish your degree. Choose to complete a professional portfolio, capstone project, or thesis.

Expert Faculty

APU’s program is highly respected for its faculty who enrich your learning with their real-world knowledge from conservation and environmental agencies, conservation law enforcement, nonprofits, and the federal government.

No Entrance Exams

Begin your studies quickly. APU’s MS in Environmental Policy and Management requires no GRE® entrance exam, and classes starts monthly, putting you in control.

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families, (parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents) are eligible for the Preferred Military Rate of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and $290/credit hour for master’s-level courses. The Preferred Military Rate, which is applied automatically, supersedes all other university grants and special rates, and cannot be combined with any other special promotions.

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