Master of City Planning + Master of Environmental Studies Dual-Degree
The MES Program offers a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of the environment bringing together researchers and practitioners in the physical, biological, and social sciences with professionals in planning, business, and law to address myriad problems affecting the environment today. This multi-disciplinary approach provides graduates with the breadth of knowledge necessary to address the complex nature of the environment as well as the depth of specific expertise in fields such as resource management, policy, and the urban environment. A deeper understanding of landscape design as it pertains to natural resource use, environmental policy and regulation, and urban planning will further enhance the depth of this understanding for professionals in these fields.
While the Master of City Planning offers a focus in urban and regional planning, a dual degree program with MES provides a deeper understanding of areas such as geology, aqueous chemistry, hydrology, ecology, soils, and wetlands. The exposure to earth sciences, policy, and other relevant disciplines serves as a valuable complement to the Master of City Planning. Graduates from this dual degree program are strong candidates for positions in nonprofit organizations, private consulting, a variety of businesses, and government agencies. Additionally, the multi-disciplinary approach of the MES degree exposes Master of City Planning students to faculty and students with similar interests in environmentally-related topics throughout the Penn community.