A cleaner and safer environment is a better place to be, for it enables people to live happier and longer. Yet, the chances for us to get exposed to many hazardous chemical pollutants have been increasing steadily, which can only be reversed and better managed if we can measure these mostly invisible pollutants, assess their health risk, and develop and implement best environmental policies accordingly. The M.S. in Environmental Metrology & Policy (EMAP) is a program for anyone who want to do environmental good for the betterment of the world by becoming experts who possess solid knowledge and robust technical skills in both science of measuring and risk-assessing chemical pollutants and its critical role in developing and implementing the soundest environmental policies. Particularly, EMAP offers a free 10-week summer intensive prep chemistry course to newly enrolled non-STEM students, which will prepare them adequately for the ensuing EMAP curriculum. Students in EMAP engage in rigorous experiential learning in measurements science (metrology) of environmental toxic chemicals & policymaking on how to manage them most effectively. The EMAP program is currently ranked number 4 by the Great Value Colleges site among the 20 most affordable Master’s in Environmental Management for 2020. Both through their work in the classroom and via their own research, students will learn (1) how to reliably identify and quantify toxic chemical pollutants, (2) assess their environmental health risks, and (3) apply metrology data to the creation of evidence-based policies or legislations. 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.

    “The academic expectation that you are at Georgetown, that you are going to make difference, you are doing something important, that feels really good”, Hannah B. Hidle, EMAP class of 2021.