Graduate Programs

Graduate student working in the lab

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There is simply no better place to pursue advanced training on the challenges and opportunities facing Our Environment than Berkeley. The Environmental Science, Policy, and Management Graduate Program is consistently ranked among the top programs in the country, and we provide a wealth of opportunities for students interested in careers ranging from academic research to teaching, government, and non-governmental agencies.

Our faculty are internationally recognized, and ESPM is the campus hub for linkages to other renowned Berkeley programs such as the Energy and Resources Group, Agricultural and Resource Economics, the Goldman School of Public Policy, and many more. The Berkeley campus maintains close ties to world-class research facilities at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the US Geological Survey, Stanford University, and many other locations.

Students admitted to our program work with their advisor to select courses, individualized training, and projects to meet their interests and goals. Our core graduate courses provide an introduction to the abilities of our Department, and help students apply for funding opportunities early in their graduate program.

ESPM graduate students with a particular interest in the interaction of law and environmental issues are encouraged to explore the environmental law classes available at Berkeley Law.

In addition to our PhD program in ESPM, we offer limited numbers of MS degrees in our Master of Range Management and Master of Forestry programs.