The International MA Program in Environmental Studies provides candidates with an intensive multidisciplinary insight into environmental studies with an emphasis on Israel's unique geographic and geopolitical setting.The program takes place over one year (3 semesters), full time, and is taught in English.
International MA Program in Environmental Studies
The Porter School of Environmental Studies' International MA Program in Environmental Studies provides candidates with an intensive multidisciplinary insight into environmental studies with an emphasis on Israel's unique geographic and geopolitical setting. It takes place over one year (3 semesters) and is full time.
Students on the program study a broad selection of environmental subjects, through both core courses and a range of electives, to gain insight into Israel's environmental history both as an individual nation and as part of the greater Middle East region. In parallel to a broad overview of environmental topics, the program will focus on the area of water, exposing the students to the scientific, legal and policy aspects of one of Israel's most critical environmental issues. The program covers topics such as marine conservation, river rehabilitation and coastal management, and also looks at water as a political issues and how understanding water as a shared resource is key to coexistence in the region.
Course topics include environmental ethics, ecology, climate change in the Mediterranean Basin, environmental policy and sustainability, international environmental law and many more.
As part of the elective course offerings, students are invited to apply for an internship position with one of Israel's leading environmental organizations, working in fields such as environmental advocacy, environmental planning, social justice, transportation, and green architecture.
The International MA Program in Environmental Studies offers a concentration in Business and the Environment. The concentration allows environmental studies students to complement their coursework with business management classes. This concentration is a cooperative effort of the Porter School of Environmental Studies, the Sofaer International MBA Program and the Akirov Institute for Business and the Environment.
The international program is an interdisciplinary program open to students of all backgrounds.
Candidates with a final grade of at least 80 from a university, or similar degree awarded by an accredited institution of higher education, are eligible for candidacy. Applicants with a final grade between 75 and 80 should still apply; the Admissions Committee takes candidates' full applications into consideration.
Applicants with qualifications from a university where the primary language of teaching and examination is not English will be required to submit TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores of no less than89 for internet-based tests, 230 for computer-based tests, and 575 for paper-based tests. IELTS (International English Language Testing System) scores of no less than 7.0 will also be acceptable for non-native English speakers.
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Last updated April 4, 2016