You can only prevent hazardous environmental exposures that you can measure. Students in the M.S. Environmental Metrology & Policy Program (EMAP) engage in rigorous experiential learning in environmental measurements science (metrology) & policy making. Both through their work in the classroom and via their own research, students will learn how to reliably identify and quantify toxic and hazardous chemicals, assess their environmental health risks, and apply metrology data to the creation of evidence-based legislation. 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. The program can be completed in 4 semesters.

Chemicals exist in every corner of human life: in air we breathe, water we drink,  food we eat, materials we use, and soil we stand on.  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, with possible career paths as illustrated below:

 

 

Important Dealine DATES for Applications- Fall 2019

(EMAP is considering to offer a free 10-week summer chemistry bootcamp to enrolled students who do not have basic college-level chemistry courses but otherwise highly qualified for the EMAP. If you are among such prospective students and are willing to take on the challenge of learning basic chemistry afresh, please email emap@georgetown.eduto let us know.)

International: March 1, 2019

Deadline for submitting applications from international (non-US citizens or residents) for fall 2019 is March 1, 2019, with a priority consideration date of January 15, 2019.

U.S. Residents: April 1, 2019

Deadline for submitting applications from US citizens or residents for fall 2019 is April 1, 2019, with a priority consideration date of January 15, 2019.