Penn Launches Dual-Degree Master’s Program in Environmental Studies and Governmental Administration

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | | 215-898-4820October 20, 2009


PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government and College of Liberal and Professional Studies have announced a two-year, dual-degree program in the School of Arts and Sciences: the Masters of Environmental Studies and the Masters of Governmental Administration.

The MES/MGA degree applies a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of the environment as it relates to government, non-profit and public-sector work. It will train students to take leadership roles in environmental policy, planning and regulation.

“Graduates of the MES/MGA degree, with rigorous training in both environmental studies and practical management, will be formidable advocates for environmental issues, one of the most daunting challenges facing our society,” David Thornburgh, the executive director of Fels, said.

“As environmental issues emerge, there will be a greater need for qualified individuals who can create and implement well-informed regulations, policies and standards,” Yvette Bordeaux, director of the Professional Master’s Programs in Earth and Environmental Science, said.

More information about the programs and admission requirements, is available at