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ENRP 2017 Capstone Projects Underway

An annual rite of passage, the ENRP Capstone project is done in the final semester of an MA student’s second year here at GW. The Capstone synthesizes many diverse components of the ENRP curriculum in the form of a major “pro bono” project for an external client.

ENRP Announces Three Major Program Enhancements

GW’s Environmental Resource Policy Program has recently rolled out three changes to its program structure that will significantly enhance its educational offerings.

Spring 2017 New Students

In the Spring of 2017 the Environmental Resource Policy program will be welcoming 4 new master’s students.

Class of 2018's First Semester Internships

Here are a couple of the internships the ENRP class of 2018 students were able to get in their first semester:

Get a GIS Certificate while earning your MA in ENRP!

Students in the MA in Environmental Resource Policy program can use all four electives towards a GIS certificate.

ENRP Welcomes the Class of 2018!

This Fall the Environmental Resource Policy Program welcomes 13 new students.

Does a $185 Trillion Carbon Ask Explain the Resistance to Strong Climate Policies?

ENRP Director Peter Linquiti and ENRP student Nathan Cogswell recently quantified the Carbon Ask at $185 trillion in a study published in May 2016. What is the Carbon Ask?

ENRP Faculty and Students Tour Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Plant

As part of the ENRP's core environmental science course, faculty and students recently toured Washington DC's Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Plant. Read more here.

ENRP Bucket List for D.C.

ENRP provides plenty of opportunities for students to take advantage of Washington, D.C. outside of the classroom, so check out our list of favorite things to do.

2016 Program Newsletter


2016 Newsletter

 ENRP's yearly newsletter, highlighting achievements of faculty, students, and the university.

Master of Arts in Environmental Resource Policy

The Environmental Resource Policy (ENRP) Program at GW offers a multidisciplinary approach to environmental and sustainability studies. This Master of Arts program prepares students to enter environmental policy careers in government, non-profit organizations, the private sector and environmental advocacy groups. If you are interested in environmental policy, here are five reasons why you should take a closer look at GW's ENRP Program.

About the Program

Foggy BottomENRP is based in Washington, D.C., near Executive Agencies, Congress & the Supreme Court, the World Bank, numerous think tanks, advocacy groups across the ideological spectrum and non-profit service organizations focused on a wide array of issues and clients.  Attend lectures, policy events, Congressional hearings or Supreme Court cases on a host of environmental topics.  Explore alternative environmental careers through internships and build a professional network to support your career growth.

ENRP is built on a multidisciplinary curriculum that includes environmental economics, environmental law, public policy, research methods and a two-semester environmental science course.  Faculty scholars with deep expertise will help you understand complex environmental policy issues and identify connections between specific issues and the relevant natural sciences. Learn to build policy on science-based evidence, an appreciation of economic incentives and a clear-eyed understanding of environmental law and politics.


ENRP blends theory and practical experience with a professional, client-oriented capstone project, academic credit for relevant internships and research and a wide range of DC-based internship opportunities.  Practice applying classroom concepts to real-world environmental policy issues and gain professional experience working in a group on an important environmental policy topic. Join a collegial community of classmates and faculty.

ENRP lets you customize your curriculum around a set of eight required courses, with four electives in virtually any GW Department, as well as at Consortium Schools like American University, George Mason University and Georgetown University.  Elective courses let you go “deep” in one area, like urban sustainability or biodiversity, or go “broad” by covering multiple diverse environmental topics. Take advantage of GW resources like SustainableGW, and the Urban Food Task Force.

Science classroom

ENRP meets students' practical needs with the option to attend full-time or part-time, and evening classes that accommodate working students. The incoming class size is small – between 12 and 20 – to facilitate close ties between faculty and students and create a sense of community. The admissions cycle is flexible.

ENRP Speaker Series: Pathways to a Clean Energy Economy in 2050

On Thursday, March 30th from 2 - 4PM ENRP and GW Sustainability Collaborative will be hosting Karl Hausker, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Climate Program, World Resources Institute, and leader of the analytic and writing team for the latest study by the Risky Business Project: From Risk to Return: Investing in a Clean Energy Economy  

Click here for more information.


Check out our November Info Session!

Click here for the recording.

Env. Resource Policy Info Session First Slide 1


Student Testimonials

In their own words...

"I wanted to find like-minded people that care about the environment as much as I do."

"It offers access to government agency officials and policy engines."

"I'm here to expand my understanding of global environmental issues, because I'm concerned for our future."

"DC is the heart of policy."

"I'm really enjoying the diversity of the student body."

"Having a small cohort allows you to build personal relationships with your peers, teachers and program directors."

"The Capstone course adds a real-life experience in terms of problem solving, group dynamics, client interaction, interview, report writing—all of which are very useful skills in any field."

ENRP's Upcoming Merger with the Trachtenberg School

Beginning in Fall 2017, the ENRP Program will become part of GW’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration.