JD/MS in Environmental Pollution Control

Pennsylvania State University

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Discipline: Law & Legal Studies
Program Type: Joint Degree
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Full-Time


In this day and age of environmental concern and regulation, many lawyers seek and pursue graduate study in environmental pollution control. Similarly, many scientists and engineers who are employed by or are consultants to industries seek and pursue law degrees. This program allows persons from both areas to pursue jointly these graduate programs of vital interest to them. The benefits of interdisciplinary and joint study include a savings in time and the enhancement of understanding that a student realizes when enrolled in both programs. The student enrolled in this program may transfer up to 12 hours of credit from the EPC program to be used toward the graduation requirements for the JD degree. Similarly, that student may transfer from 8 to 12 hours of credit from the law program to be used toward the master's degree. All credits for transfer must be earned after the student has been admitted to both degree programs.

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