The interdisciplinary Master of Science in Environmental Metrology & Policy at Georgetown University provides a unique combination of broad expertise and marketable skills not only to scientists and engineers but also to people of other academic or professional backgrounds who are interested in leading environmental research and policymaking at all levels of government, industry, and other organizations for prevention and management of aggravating chemical pollutions in US and world.
Integrated metrology and policymaking core courses prepare students to pursue sequential research-oriented courses and enrich further their working knowledge through electives in economics, government, ethics, and environmental data science. With access to state-of-the-art metrology instruments, students learn by working with leading scientists and policy makers.
Leveraging all the Washington, D.C. region has to offer, Georgetown’s integrated research-oriented professional training combines science and policymaking to uniquely prepare students to make a difference in growing interdisciplinary fields of protecting environment from aggravating chemical pollutions. Students in this highly ranked program of great time flexibility benefit from instructors from Georgetown, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which includes a 10-week program-funded summer internship at NIST and EPA. They will learn the science of identifying and quantifying chemical pollutants and how to assess environmental risks by combining epidemiologic, occupational, clinical, animal, in vivo, in vitro, and in silico data to estimate human and ecological responses to pollutant exposures. Students will become familiar with the laws that govern environmental protection in the United States and other countries, and when, how, and why these laws were enacted. And, students will gain an appreciation of the process by which environmental decisions are made and the efficacy of past decisions through an evaluation of real-world case studies.