Environmental economics is a branch of economies which deals with the economic impact of environmental policies. It looks into economic effects of world-wide environmental policies through theoretical and empirical study approaches. Environmental economics studies cost and benefits-related issues of water quality, air pollution, solid waste, global warming, and other environmental problems. Environmental economics designs the economic policy tool, assess its effectiveness and does environmental reviews to find the balance between economic costs and returns.
The graduate field of Applied Economics and Management in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management awards 3 degrees: the research-based Ph.D. and master of science (M.S.) degrees, and the master of professional studies (M.P.S. in Agriculture and Life Sciences) degree, which emphasizes training through coursework and a problem-solving project.
The Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) is a 180-point, coursework postgraduate degree. A candidate would normally be a graduate but the degree is also open to those with other relevant qualifications.
Financial Engineering is a relatively young, multi-disciplinary field that pertains to the application of engineering approaches and methods to the analysis and management of financial problems, particularly where risk is a concern. The field has emerged as the result of the ever growing complexity required in describing and solving these business problems whose resolution requires fundamental economic principles and finance theory coupled with state-of-the-art mathematical methods, computational tools, and computer programming expertise.
The mission of the Bren School is to play a leading role in researching environmental issues, identifying and solving environmental problems, and training research scientists and environmental management professionals. The Bren School offers two degree programs: Master of Environmental Science and Management (MESM) and PhD of Environmental Science and Management.
The objective of the MSc program is to develop and train graduate students that possess a high level of knowledge about the field of environmental science, expertise in specific aspects of environmental science (their thesis research focus), training in laboratory and field techniques, and excellence in writing and oral communication.
The Ecological Economics Masters focuses on how to make sustainability and environmental management work in practice through the application of economic principles.
This degree is designed to equip students with the skills needed to bridge the gaps between science, business and government, and for those individuals who plan to enter or re-enter the workforce upon graduation.
The Master of Environment and Management (MEM) program is a graduate degree of interdisciplinary study in either the Master of Arts (MA) or Master of Science (MSc) designed to enhance strategic decision making in the environmental field. The program emphasizes teamwork and focuses on technical, policy, and system and sustainability issues to prepare students to become environmental professionals who are effective leaders and managers. This is a two year program made up of 3 three-week on-campus residencies (mandatory) combined with online learning.
The Master of Environmental Studies (MES) program at the University of Pennsylvania helps you translate your passion for the environment into a fulfilling career. The program offers you a rigorous academic grounding in environmental science and exceptional opportunities to conduct research in the field. In addition, you gain the professional networks and individualized professional development you need to excel in your work, whether as a researcher, policy advocate, teacher or business executive.
Global population, economic growth and on-going environmental deterioration put increasing pressure on the existing natural systems. Their ability to provide renewable resources such as food, water and energy is at risk and waning. This calls for specialists and leadership in order to develop and employ managerial, economical, governance, and technical solutions.
We invite applications from well-qualified candidates whose research interests correspond to our areas of research expertise focused around the following research groupings.