MA Scholarships for Global Environmental Policy

American University

Washington, DC, United States 🇺🇸

Dear colleagues:

As you advise your students on options for graduate study, I hope you will call their attention to the interdisciplinary programs in Global Environmental Policy<> and Natural Resources and Sustainable Development<> at American University’s School of International Service<> (SIS).

Please note that we have secured funding for up to 10 new graduate scholarships for our incoming cohort of Global Environmental Policy students. This new “SIS Environmental Practice Award” will recognize incoming students with substantive expertise and / or promise in environmental fields with awards of US$15,000 toward tuition. Additional funding may be available based on strength of application. Applicants interested in this award must complete all application materials by January 15, 2018, and should send an email the head of our admissions offices at [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]> to indicate interest.

In addition, we have created an application waiver code for prospective students for both the Global Environmental Policy and Natural Resources and Sustainable Development programs who are recommended by friends of the programs. Please have prospective students contact [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]> to request the application fee waiver code.

Among the defining features of our offerings are the following:

Innovative degree options

We offer two distinctive degree tracks: a professional Master’s degree in Global Environmental Policy (GEP)<> and a unique dual-degree program in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development (NRSD)<>, in partnership with the UN-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica.

A commitment to service

The School of International Service is the most diverse graduate program in international studies in the United States, with a core mission of service and strong commitments to globalism, social justice, and civil society.

Strategic Washington location

Our Washington location provides access to a host of intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations for site visits, research, internships, and employment. As one of the longest-standing masters programs of its type, we have a large alumni network that provides students with mentoring and networking opportunities.

Faculty expertise

Our world-class faculty<> includes –

+ Robin Broad (environment and development, globalization);

+ Claire Brunel (environmental economics, environment and trade);
+ Ken Conca (global governance, water, environment/conflict/peacebuilding);
+ Jonathan Fox (citizen participation and transparency);
+ Scott Freeman (politics of development and conservation);
+ Garrett Graddy (agro-ecology, political ecology, bio-ethics);
+ Vicky Kiechel (sustainable design);
+ Simon Nicholson (food security, climate geoengineering);
+ Malini Ranganathan (urban issues, water and energy, climate adaptation);
+ Judy Shapiro (China, Asia, environmental security, environmental justice); and
+ Paul Wapner (social movements, global environmental governance, environmental ethics).

We also have several affiliated faculty of international reputation, including Dan Fiorino (US environmental policy), David Hunter (international environmental law) and Kiho Kim (marine science and oceans protection).

Leading by example

Our green building (LEED-certified Gold), designed by Cradle to Cradle author William McDonough, provides an important hub for sustainability events in the Washington area. Our campus has the largest installed solar capacity of any institution in Washington, and we are involved actively in American University’s ambitious commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2020.

For more information, contact Dr. Simon Nicholson ([email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>) or Dr. Judy Shapiro ([email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>) or see<> and<>.