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Environmental Master’s Programs in Boston

I may have a hard time keeping to my posting schedule in the coming weeks, because I’m starting classes in the Tufts Urban Environmental Policy and Planning program. Writing and Public Communication is the first one, starting this week, and I’m really looking forward to it.

I’d originally been planning on enrolling at Lesley University, but they changed their curriculum—after the deadlines for most other programs had passed. I was not pleased, but now I think that the Tufts program will be more rigorous and better for me—if harder to juggle with work. The nice thing about the UEP program, at least for me, applying late, is that I can start taking classes through the certificate program (4 classes) and transfer them into the master’s program next year. So I can start taking classes immediately. The admissions office and UEP Department have been really helpful in getting me signed up for classes in time for the summer session.

Not surprisingly, there are quite a few environmental master’s programs in the Boston area. Here are the few I looked into. These are M.A., not M.S., degrees, because I’m less interested in doing environmental research (biology, etc.) than in communicating sustainability information to the general public.

Have any of you tried any of these programs? What do you think of them? Have you tried any other master’s programs in the Boston area? Do you have any advice for me? I have to admit to being a little nervous about the workload.


Comment from Sharon
Time May 25, 2011 at 9:06 am

If you’re taking a communications class, you can post your homework!

Comment from Brenda Pike
Time May 25, 2011 at 9:50 am

True. The reason I took this one first is because Berklee will probably pay half the tuition. The others aren’t as job-related.

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