Environmental Policy and Planning

The Environmental Policy and Planning degree prepares students for careers in policy, science, and research in the environmental sector. 

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M.S. in Environmental Policy and Planning

The M.S. degree in Environmental Policy and Planning, offered through the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP) at Tufts, prepares the next generation of leaders—‘practical visionaries’—who will contribute to the development and promotion of environmentally sustainable communities.

This degree offers students the opportunity to focus on environmental science, policy, and planning issues that are increasingly relevant in today’s world. Tufts UEP graduate students learn to confront current social and environmental challenges and gain the necessary skill set to work towards effective solutions.

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The application deadline for fall enrollment is January 15.

  • Transcripts (unofficial may be uploaded to the application. If admitted, official transcripts must be sent)
  • Personal Statement
    Describe your reasons for wanting to pursue graduate study at Tufts in the program to which you are applying. Please limit your personal statement to a maximum of five pages (approximately 2,500 words).
  • Resume/CV
  • GRE General Test scores (exception: not required for current Tufts undergraduates)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • TOEFL scores (for exceptions, see Requirements and Policies)
  • Application Fee

For more information, visit the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning or contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at gradadmissions@tufts.edu, (617) 627-3395

For questions about this program, including scholarships and assistantships, please contact the graduate program director, Barbara Parmenter.

Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
97 Talbot Avenue
Tufts University
Medford, Massachusetts 02155

Tel: (617) 627-3394
Fax:(617) 627-3377