Curriculum

Master in Environmental Metrology and Policy Program – for the Betterment of the World

Core Courses in Environmental Metrology


  • EMAP-501: Chemistry of Environmental Exposures (Year 1-Fall)
  • EMAP-502: Statistical Methods in Metrology (Year 1-Fall)
  • EMAP-505: Occupational and Environmental Toxicology (Year 1-Fall)
  • EMAP-511: Introduction to Environmental Metrology (Year 1-Spring)
  • EMAP-512: Environmental Metrology Lab I: Instrumental Principles and Measurements (Year 1-Spring)
  • EMAP 517: Introduction to Data Science and Machine Learning for Environmental Metrology, (Year 2-Spring, strongly recommended but could petition to substitute it by an elective)
  • EMAP-513: Environmental Metrology Lab II: Guided Independent Research (Year 2-Fall)

Core Courses in Risk Assessment and Environmental Policy:

  • EMAP-503: Introduction to Environmental Policy Science (Year 1-Fall)
  • EMAP-514: Introduction to Environmental Risk Assessment and Management (Year 1-Spring)
  • EMAP-504: Introduction to US and International Environmental Laws and Regulations (Year 1-Fall)
  • EMAP-515: Advanced Environmental Policy Making Science I:  A Study of Practical Cases (Year 1-Spring)
  • EMAP-516: Advanced Environmental Policy Making Science II:  A Study of Practical Cases (Year 2-Fall)
  • EMAP 520: Introduction to Alternatives to Animal Tests (Year 2-Spring, strongly recommended but could petition to substitute it by an elective)

All students are also required to conduct a 10-week research internship during the in-between summer. The research project of the summer internship will be continued by the Metrology Lab II and the capstone course in Year-2.

Elective courses are as follows:

  • One course in Environmental Health/epidemiology, Ethics or Justice (e.g., MICB-589-Environmental Health & Policy, Year 2-Fall) or equivalent.
  • One course in Economics, Government, or Anthropology (e.g., ECON-551: Microeconomics, Year 2-Fall) or equivalent.

Although not earning any course credits, students are also required to attend a weekly interdisciplinary EMAP Seminar Series each semester where leading scholars (NIST, EPA, academia) in environmental metrology and environmental policymaking present works in progress. The following EMAP 4-semester curriculum diagram illustrates the integral connections among the courses.