class of 2014

We recently spoke to some program alumni about their experiences after the program. Click the photo to watch the video and learn more!

Since 2002, the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program has given our 741 graduates the hands-on experience and the analytical and decision-making tools to implement effective environmental management and sustainable development policies. Alumni have advanced to jobs in domestic and international sustainability policy arenas, and work in government, business, and civil society. Their work focuses on issues of sustainability, resource use, and global change, and the fields include air, water, climate, energy efficiency, food, agriculture, technology, transportation, and waste management. They work as program directors, policy analysts, consultants, advisers, project managers, teachers, researchers, and environmental scientists and engineers.

Our graduates find employment across a variety of sectors in a diverse array of organizations:


  • EPA—Environmental Protection Agency
  • FERC—Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • NASA—National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • National Cancer Institute
  • National Parks Service
  • New York City Office of Emergency Management
  • NOAA—National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • UNDP—United Nations Development Programme
  • DOT- United States Department of Transportation
  • United States Army Corps of Engineers
  • Department of Energy and Climate Change
  • U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • City of Cleveland
  • City of Pittsburgh
  • City of Ottawa
  • NYC Department of Environmental Protection
  • Seattle City Light

Private Sector

  • AIG Environmental
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • CH2M Hill
  • Shell Oil
  • ICF Consulting
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Shell Exploration and Production
  • Brightbox, Inc
  • Samsung Engineering Co.,ltd
  • Hertz Rental Cars, Electric Vehicle Division
  • Cadmus Group
  • Con Edison
  • Covanta Energy
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • LG Electronics
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Mitsubishi Corporation
  • Northwest Airlines
  • Apple


  • The Nature Conservancy
  • The Earth Institute, Columbia University
  • Greenbelt Alliance
  • Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
  • New York City Audubon Society
  • Waterkeeper Alliance
  • Rainforest Alliance
  • Pew Center on Global Climate Change
  • The Sierra Club
  • World Economic Forum
  • World Resources Institute
  • Carbon Disclosure Project
  • European Climate Foundation
  • Philadelphia Zoo