You can only prevent hazardous environmental exposures that you can measure. The M.S. in Environmental Metrology & Policy (EMAP) is a program for any majors who want to do environmental good for the betterment of the world. Students in EMAP engage in rigorous experiential learning in measurements science (metrology) of environmental toxic chemicals & policymaking on how to manage them most effectively. Both through their work in the classroom and via their own research, students will learn (1) how to reliably identify and quantify toxic and hazardous chemicals, (2) assess their environmental health risks, and (3) apply metrology data to the creation of evidence-based policies or legislations (like a three-legged stool). Strategic partnerships with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provide students opportunities of funded summer internships and participating in ground-breaking and innovative environmental research. Flexible scheduling options are available to accommodate students from all walks of life. Although the program’s 35-credit curriculum follows a standard 2-year schedule, students also have the option to follow a 1.5-year, 2.5-year, or 3-year schedule, whichever best fits their need.
Broadly speaking, we live in a world of chemicals: in air we breathe, water we drink, food we eat, materials we use, and soil we stand on; and chemical pollutants can kill people and destroy environmental ecosystems. As “a healthy environment is the foundation of human life” and how to eliminate or minimalize the health risk of the hazardous chemical pollutants by managing them most effectively is one of the contemporary top priorities of human society, EMAP graduates will then have one of the broadest professional spaces in which to develop a rewarding career of great and lasting societal impacts for the betterment of the world. There are many good career opportunities for them in every sector of human society, be it government agencies, NGOs, research and academic institutions, or corporate entities. One of these rewarding career paths is to become an environmental consultant that is highly employable by many consulting firms, and the following is a non-exhaustive list of places where the EMAP graduates can find great career opportunities:
Federal, State, Local Agencies:
Explore Federal & state agencies websites for programs; Consult with national and international experts through professional organizations such as Society of Toxicology, Society of Risk Analysis, American College of Toxicology.
Examples – EPA, FDA, DOI, DHS, OSHA, NIOSH, NIH (NIEHS), CDC, CPSC, DOT, DOE, DOD, Congressional Committees, OMB and State/Local level environmental regulatory offices.
Examples – Chemicals, Pesticides, Pharmaceuticals, Foods, Energy, Consumer Products, Biotechnology, Automotive, Consulting Companies, Contract Research Organizations, Environmental Engineering, Trade groups/organizations.
Examples – Academic Universities/Colleges, Natural Resources Defense Council, Environmental Defense Fund, International Life Sciences Institute – Health and Environmental Sciences Institute, Sierra Club, World Wild Life Fund
Examples – Environmental Law Firms, American chemistry Council
Examples – WHO, ECHA, FAO, OECD
Important Deadline DATES for Applications- Fall 2020
EMAP offers a free 10-week summer chemistry preparatory boot camp to newly enrolled students who do not have the prerequisite chemistry courses. The boot camp will prepare them adequately for the ensuing EMAP curriculum. As such, not having a college basic chemistry courses should not be an impediment for you to apply for EMAP admission. The schedule of the preparatory course for Summer 2020 is tentatively as follows: the 5-week General Chemistry session: from Monday, 6/1/2019 to Friday, 7/3/2020; the 5-week Organic and Biochemistry session: from Monday, 7/6/2020 to Friday, 8/7, 2020.
International: March 1, 2020
Deadline for submitting applications from international (non-US citizens or residents) for Fall 2020 is March 1, 2020, with a priority consideration date of January 15, 2020.
U.S. Residents: April 1, 2020
If you somehow missed the deadline but still want to apply for the Fall 2020 enrollment, you can send a formal petition to us to have a late application submitted. Your petition will be reviewed promptly.
Scholarships are available for qualified students whose qualification will be assessed upon their completion of the application and be informed of it thereafter. We will review completed applications and make admissions decisions on an ongoing basis.
Please be sure to review the Graduate School Admissions How to Apply page.