ENRP Announces Three Major Program Enhancements

ENRP Announces Three Major Program Announcements
December 19, 2016

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

First, beginning in Fall 2017, the ENRP Program will become part of GW’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration.  US News currently ranks the T-School as first among DC-area schools of public affairs, and 13th on a national basis.   ENRP’s Director (Peter Linquiti) and Director of Graduate Studies (Nancy Augustine) are already members of the School’s faculty.  ENRP students will become part of a lively academic community of over 250 students and about two dozen faculty. ENRPers will have the opportunity to join the Trachtenberg Student Organization, the chance to write for Policy Perspectives (our student-run journal) and its associated blog, and access to the School’s career advising services.  The content and structure of the ENRP curriculum will, however, remain unchanged. 

Second, submission of GRE test scores by prospective applicants is now optional.  We read applications holistically, taking account of your undergraduate transcript, recommendations, personal statement, and work experience.  You can still submit scores if you feel that they help provide a more complete picture of your credentials.  A decision not to submit scores won’t, however, reduce your chances for admission.

Third, we’ve introduced a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Resource Policy.  If you’re not sure you want to spend the time (or money) to get the full MA degree, consider getting a Certificate instead.  The four required courses are a subset of the MA curriculum, so after finishing the Certificate, you can apply to the MA program and, if accepted, your credits will automatically count toward the MA.

If you’d like more information about ENRP, check out go.gwu.edu/enrp, or email us at [email protected].  You can also follow us on Twitter:  @GW_ENRP.