Two ENRP students participate in the United Nations Foundation event on Workplaces that Work for Women.Students from the Class of 20182018 Capstone Team Answers Faculty QuestionsGraduation Picture of Class of 2017 ENRP Director Briefs Officials from Indonesian Foreign Ministry on Global Environmental ChallengesBig Bend National ParkClass of 2016 Main Page SliderEnvironmental Resource Policy Program
  • Two ENRP students participate in the United Nations Foundation event on Workplaces that Work for Women.
  • Students from the Class of 2018
  • 2018 Capstone Team Answers Faculty Questions
  • Students from the Class of 2017
  • ENRP Director Briefs Officials from Indonesian Foreign Ministry on Global Environmental Challenges
  • Capstone Team visits Big Bend National Park, TX
  • Students from the Class of 2016
  • Capstone Team Visits Former Uranium Mill Tailings Site

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Program Updates

New Members of the Student Body

Between the Fall '18 and Spring '19 semesters, the ENRP program welcomed 17 new students to Foggy Bottom.

Climate Justice and the Carbon Ask

Professor Linquiti's latest work considers links between a $233 trillion Carbon Ask

ENRP Director Releases New Working Paper: The Truth’s Advocate

Dr. Peter Linquiti recently issued an updated version of his paper to help policy analysts make sense of the claims and counter-claims that dominate debates on environmental issues.

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.

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 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.

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.

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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.

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."