If you were, are or will be inspired by Rachel Carson's world-saving book Silent Spring and aspired to follow her foot steps in contributing to making the environment in which we live heathier and safer, then the Environmental Metrology (i.e., measurements science, which should not be confused with meteorology or metallurgy) and Policy (EMAP) Program at Georgetown University is a perfect fit for your graduate education and training.

The EMAP is a unique joint program between Georgetown University, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

This program offers rigorous learning in environmental measurements science & policy on how to reliably identify and quantify toxic and hazardous chemicals, assess their impact to human health and ecological risks, and apply the best available scienitific data so obtained to environmental policy making. It focuses on the education and professional training of future generations of leaders and practitioners in the environmental world using measurements science to provide reliable data for developing environmental policy or laws.