The MA in Environmental Resource Policy is a multidisciplinary program and accepts applicants from across the academic spectrum. Therefore, no specific academic or professional preparation is given priority in acceptance to the program. All applicants must:

  • Hold a Bachelor's degree completed with a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher,
  • Provide the general Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and
  • Submit two (or more) letters of recommendation.

In order to satisfactorily complete several of the ENRP core courses, including applied statistics (PPPA 6002), microeconomics (ECON 6217), and environmental science (ENRP 6101/2), students must have math skills equivalent to that provided by a college course in algebra, pre-calculus, analytic geometry, or introductory statistics. Suitable applicants who lack such skills will be admitted with a stated deficiency in mathematics that must be fulfilled in the first semester of the program.

Strong applicants are considered at any time.  We typically evaluate fall applicants in two waves:  applications recieved by February 1 (or January 5, if you are seeking financial support) and applications recieved by April 1.

If you are interested in entering the program in the Spring semester, it would be best if you submitted your application by October 15.

Again, however, if you think there is a good fit between the ENRP program and your interests and qualifications, please let us know at any time during the year.

Tuition & Fees

The tuition and fees for all GW programs are set annually by the GW Board of Trustees.  The latest information on tuition and fees is at

ENRP Students Help Formulate Policy in Navajo Nation

Environmental Resource Policy students Rukia Dahir, Jason Fraley, Jennifer Lynette, Elizabeth Krone, and Macrina Xavier went well beyond the classroom to pursue their passion for environmental justice. For the program’s capstone project, they chose to spend part of their spring semester in the Navajo Nation— which includes parts of Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona—to address World War II hazards left by government uranium-mining and milling operations in the region.

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