Earn two degrees in three years as you gain the practical experience and advanced training you need to launch your career addressing the world’s toughest environmental challenges.

Our joint BA in International Policy and MA in Environmental Policy and Management is a transfer program that prepares you to take action and actively build the more sustainable societies that the world so desperately needs.

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Fall or Spring 150 (transfer 60) 6 semesters Monterey, California Live

Transfer Program

You must transfer 60 credits from an accredited college or university and complete five semesters of coursework at the Institute in addition to a professional practicum in the sixth semester. Course work has a two-part focus:

  1. Developing an understanding of global issues and policy on wide-ranging topics including international economics, environmental sustainability, nuclear nonproliferation, and human rights.
  2. Designing, managing, and implementing policies and programs that improve people’s lives and the environment on which we all depend. Coursework in this area includes natural science literacy and interdisciplinary social science—economics, law, policy, and data analysis. We don’t simply study problems but address them, paying particular attention to behavioral design, effective advocacy, and social justice concerns.

Study In Person and/or Online

Your courses are available in person and online. You may start and complete your entire degree program remotely—please note that many of your courses will be live (synchronous) so you will have to keep time zones in mind. 

The faculty, curriculum, and per-credit cost are the same for both formats so you will have the flexibility to study online or in person, or easily switch between the two experiences as your personal and professional needs allow.

Program Details

Learn more about your faculty, careers and internships, and immersive learning opportunities by exploring the MA in Environmental Policy Management.

Tuition and Fees

Visit our tuition and fees page for detailed information. Please note that the Joint BA/MAIEM is a three-year program.

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