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 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 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 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. 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:


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.
Private industry:
Examples - Chemicals, Pesticides, Pharmaceuticals, Foods, Energy, Consumer Products, Biotechnology, Automotive, Consulting Companies, Contract Research Organizations, Environmental Engineering, Trade groups/organizations.
Non-Profit 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
Advocacy Groups:
Examples - Environmental Law Firms, American chemistry Council
International Organizations:
Examples - WHO, ECHA, FAO, OECD


Important Dealine DATES for Applications- Fall 2019

EMAP will offer a free 10-week summer chemistry boot camp to newly enrolled students this summer with the following tentative schedule: the 5-week General Chemistry session: from Monday, 6/3/2019 to Friday, 7/5/2019; the 5-week Organic and Biochemistry session: from Monday, 7/8/2019 to Friday, 8/9, 2019. The boot camp is specifically designed for those who do not have the prerequisite chemistry courses and prepare them for the ensuing EMAP curriculum. Therefore, not having a college basic chemistry courses should not be an impediment for you to apply for EMAP admission.

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.

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