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Dual Degree with Master in Law

This dual degree allows you to earn both the MS in Applied Geosciences (MSAG) and a Master in Law (ML) degree from Penn’s Law School in two and a half years full time, but the dual degree can also be pursued part-time. This combined program will allow more in-depth understanding of the law as it pertains to natural resource use, environmental regulation, and urban planning and will further enhance the depth of this understanding for you as a professional in these fields.

Participating in this dual degree program provides you with needed structure for study within the geoscience field, which ranges from resource use, to air and water pollution remediation, to siting buildings, bridges, and tunnels.  The exposure to the geosciences, project management, and other relevant disciplines serves as a valuable complement to the ML education.  The ubiquity of environmental law and regulation across all parts of the private and public sectors makes this area of study relevant to geoscience students, who can then go on to careers such as government (EPA, DOE, NOAA, USGS, DEP) and private consulting for environmental remediation.  Additionally, you will be exposed to faculty and students with similar interests in geoscience-related topics throughout the Penn community. The project design capstone component of the MSAG program provides an opportunity to participate in a research initiative related to law or regulation in your field of study whether that be Hydrogeology, Engineering Geology, or Environmental Geology.

To begin the dual degree, you must apply and gain admission to both schools independently. Once admitted, you may choose the dual degree program.

Visit Penn Law’s website to read the full description of the Master in Law program and admission requirements.

MSAG information session

MSAG Info Session

Meet Program Director Yvette Bordeaux as she presents details about the Master of Science in Applied Geosciences program.

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Tony Sauder's has over 30 years of experience in water resources, hydrogeology and environmental engineering.

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