MPA-MSES Dual Master's Degree Program
Full integration of science and policy in an expedited academic design.
In today's complex, interconnected world, those who lead change can't be knowledgeable in just one subject area. Rather, they must possess knowledge in various fields and be able to apply that knowledge where change most often occurs--at the intersections of science, policy, and society.
To respond to this need and equip its students for success, the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) offers several dual-degree programs, including our distinctive MPA-MSES program.
"I find SPEA has been everything I was looking for in a graduate experience: challenging courses, passionate and experienced faculty, staff and career advisors, hands-on learning opportunities, and amazing classmates."
-Kyle Clark-Sutton, MPA-MSES 2015
This unique, 60-credit-hour program allows students to earn a Master of Public Affairs (MPA) and a Master of Science in Environmental Science (MSES) by integrating two degrees. Our MPA program is ranked first among such programs at public institutions, and our environmental policy program is the nation's highest-ranked program at any institution, public or private.