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Program Resources

Virtual information session

Master of Environmental Studies (MES) program director Yvette Bordeaux hosts a virtual information session for students interested in the program. The session highlights the curriculum, current student profiles, alumni careers, internship and research opportunities, and application procedures.

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Student handbook

For guidelines on getting started in the Master of Environmental Studies program, curriculum, policies and procedures, and more, refer to the MES Student Handbook (PDF).

Penn and the environment

Interdisciplinary resources

By its very nature, environmental studies is interdisciplinary. At the University of Pennsylvania, students have access to all 12 graduate and professional schools on one compact campus. There are more than 150 research centers and institutes, including:

Thought-provoking speakers

Students are encouraged to attend lectures by preeminent faculty and professionals in fields including geology, planning, biology, law and business. Talks by national and international figures including Nobel laureates, heads of state and captains of industry are also available.

Research opportunities outside of Penn

Students in the Master of Environmental Studies program have the opportunity to work in collaboration with many research institutions and groups outside of Penn, including:

Philadelphia and the environment

Application Deadline: November 1st

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MES in the Community

MES in the Community

Read about the remarkable experiences Lindsay Shafer, MES '13, had as a part of her classwork while pursuing her master's.

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