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Master of Science in Environment and Resources

Students may not apply directly for the M.S in Environment and Resources degree. The M.S. is an option exclusively for students currently enrolled in the joint degree programs with the M.B.A. in the Graduate School of Business or the J.D. with the Stanford Law School; concurrently pursuing the M.D. in the School of Medicine; or for E-IPER Ph.D. students who do not continue the Ph.D.

JOINT MASTER'S DEGREE

Students enrolled in a professional degree program in Stanford's Graduate School of Business or the Stanford Law School are eligible to apply for admission to the joint M.S. in Environment and Resources degree program (JDP). Enrollment in the JDP allows students to pursue an M.S. degree concurrently with their professional degree and to count a defined number of units toward both degrees, resulting in the award of joint M.B.A. and M.S. in Environment and Resources degrees or joint J.D. and M.S. in Environment and Resources degrees. The joint M.B.A./M.S. degree program requires a total of 129 quarter units to be completed over approximately eight academic quarters (compared to 100 units for the M.B.A. and 45 units for the M.S. if pursued as separate degrees). The joint J.D./M.S. degree program requires a total of 130.5 quarter units and may be completed in three years. For additional information, see http://e-iper.stanford.edu/requirements.

In addition to requirements for the professional degree, specific requirements for the JDP include:

  1. Completion of two required core courses: IPER 338, Environmental Science for Managers and Policy Makers (same as OIT 338 and LAW 608; if offered IPER/OIT 339 and LAW 619 also fulfill this requirement), and IPER 290, Capstone Project in Environment and Resources.
  2. Completion of a minimum of four additional courses from one selected Joint M.S. Course Track: Energy; Climate and Atmosphere; Cleantech; Land Use and Agriculture; Oceans and Estuaries; Freshwater; Human and Environmental Health; and Sustainable Built Environment. Approved courses in each track as of July 2009 are below. Updated lists are available at http://e-iper.stanford.edu/courses.
  3. Completion of at least four additional graded elective courses at the 100-level or higher, while maintaining a 'B' average, which may be taken from one or more course tracks or elsewhere in the University.
  4. Among the courses fulfilling requirements 2 and 3 above, completion of at least four courses in the 200-level or above, among those fulfilling requirements 2 and 3 above, excluding individual study courses. Individual study courses (directed reading and independent research units) may count for a maximum of 4 units for joint M.S. students (i.e. IPER 398 or IPER 399).
  5. Completion and presentation of a capstone project that integrates the students professional and MS degrees, as part of the IPER 290 course listed in requirement 1. above.

Restrictions on course work that may fulfill the Joint M.S. degree include:

  1. A maximum of 5 units from courses that are identified as primarily consisting of guest lectures, such as the Energy Seminar, Business and Environmental Issues, or the Environmental Law Workshop may be counted toward the joint M.S. degree. Additional courses in this category are listed at http://e-iper.stanford.edu/courses.
  2. A maximum of 12 units from courses related to the environmental and resource fields from the student's professional school may be applied toward the M.S. A list of approved courses from the GSB, School of Law, and School of Medicine can be found at http://e-iper.stanford.edu/courses.

The student's program of study is subject to the approval of the student's advising team, consisting of a faculty member from the applicable professional school and one E-IPER faculty member. The two degrees are conferred when the requirements for both the E-IPER M.S. and the professional degree programs have been met. For application information, see http://e-iper.stanford.edu/MS_Process.

DUAL MASTER'S DEGREE

Only students in the School of Medicine may apply to pursue the M.S. in Environment and Resources degree by meeting the University's minimum requirements for the M.D. and completing an additional 45 units for the M.S. in Environment and Resources. Completion of the M.S. is anticipated to require at least three quarters in addition to the quarters required for the M.D. For additional information, see http://e-iper.stanford.edu/requirements.

In addition to requirements for the M.D., requirements for the Dual M.S. include:

  1. Completion of two required core courses: IPER 338, Environmental Science for Managers and Policy Makers (same as OIT 338 and LAW 608; if offered IPER/OIT 339 and LAW 619 also fulfill this requirement), and IPER 290, Capstone Project in Environment and Resources.
  2. Completion of a minimum of four additional courses from one selected Joint M.S. Course Track: Energy; Climate and Atmosphere; Cleantech; Land Use and Agriculture; Oceans and Estuaries; Freshwater; Human and Environmental Health; and Sustainable Built Environment. Approved courses in each track as of July 2009 are below. Updated lists are available at http://e-iper.stanford.edu/courses.
  3. Completion of at least four additional graded elective courses at the 100-level or higher, while maintaining a 'B' average, which may be taken from one or more course tracks or elsewhere in the University.
  4. Among the courses fulfilling requirements 2 and 3 above, completion of at least four courses in the 200-level or above, among those fulfilling requirements 2. and 3. above, excluding individual study courses. Individual study courses (directed reading and independent research units) may count for a maximum of 4 units for Joint M.S. students (i.e. IPER 398 or IPER 399).
  5. Completion and presentation of a capstone project that integrates the students professional and MS degrees, as part of the IPER 290 course listed in requirement 1. above.

Restrictions on course work that may fulfill the Dual M.S. degree include:

  1. A maximum of 5 units from courses that are identified as primarily consisting of guest lectures, such as the Energy Seminar, Business and Environmental Issues, or the Environmental Law Workshop may be counted toward the Joint M.S. degree. Additional courses in this category are listed at http://e-iper.stanford.edu/courses.
  2. A maximum of 12 units from courses related to the environmental and resource fields from the student's professional school may be applied toward the M.S. A list of approved courses from the GSB, School of Law, and School of Medicine can be found at http://e-iper.stanford.edu/courses.

The student's program of study is subject to the approval of the student's advising team, consisting of a faculty member from the applicable professional school and one E-IPER faculty member. The two degrees are conferred when the requirements for both the E-IPER M.S. and the professional degree programs have been met. For application information, see http://e-iper.stanford.edu/MS_Process.

Joint M.S. and Dual M.S. Course Tracks

Students should consult the Stanford Bulletin's ExploreCourses web site to determine the course schedule, location, eligibility, and prerequisites. Course tracks and other recommended courses are updated at http://e-iper.stanford.edu/courses.

ENERGY

APPPHYS 219. Solid State Physics and the Energy Challenge

CEE 173A. Energy Resources

CEE 176A. Energy Efficient Buildings

CEE 176B. Electric Power: Renewables and Efficiency

CEE 236. Green Architecture

CEE 272P. Distributed Generation and Grid Integration of Renewables

CHEMENG 454. Synthetic Biology and Metabolic Engineering

EARTHSYS 232. Energy Cooperation in the Western Hemisphere

EE 293A. Fundamentals of Energy Processes

EE 293B. Fundamentals of Energy Processes

ENERGY 101: Energy and the Environment

ENERGY 102: Renewable Energy Sources and Greener Energy Processes

ENERGY 104: Technology in the Greenhouse

ENERGY 120: Fundamentals of Petroleum Engineering

ENERGY 269. Geothermal Reservoir Engineering

ENERGY 226. Thermal Recovery Methods

ENERGY 227. Enhanced Oil Recovery

ENERGY 253. Carbon Capture and Sequestration

MS&E 198. Applied Modeling of Energy and Environmental Markets

MS&E 243. Energy and Environmental Policy Analysis

MS&E 295. Energy Policy Analysis

MS&E 491. Real-World Clean Energy Project Development

MATSCI 302. Solar Cells

MATSCI 316. Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology

ME 260. Fuel Cell Science and Technology

ME 370A. Energy Systems I: Thermodynamics

ME 370B. Energy Systems II: Modeling and Advanced Concepts

ME 370C. Energy Systems III: Projects

CLIMATE AND ATMOSPHERE

BIO 117. Biology and Global Change

BIO 247. Controlling Climate Change in the 21st Century

BIO 264. Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions

CEE 172. Air Quality Management

CEE 263A. Air Pollution Modeling

CEE 263D. Air Pollution: From Urban Smog to Global Change

CEE 278A. Air Pollution Physics and Chemistry

CEE 278B. Atmospheric Aerosols

CEE 278C. Indoor Air Quality

EARTHSYS 143. Climate Change in the West: A History of the Future

EARTHSYS 233. California Climate Change Law and Policy

EARTHSYS 284. Climate and Agriculture

ENERGY 253. Carbon Capture and Sequestration

MS&E 294. Climate Policy Analysis

CLEANTECH

APPPHYS 219. Solid State Physics and the Energy Challenge

CHEMENG 274. Environmental Microbiology I

CHEMENG 355. Advanced Biochemical Engineering

CHEMENG 454. Synthetic Biology and Metabolic Engineering

CHEMENG 456. Metabolic Biochemistry of Microorganisms

CEE 172P. Distributed Generation and Grid Integration of Renewables

CEE 176A. Energy Efficient Buildings

CEE 176B. Electric Power: Renewables and Efficiency

CEE 215. Goals and Methods of Sustainable Building Projects

CEE 226. Life Cycle Assessment for Complex Systems

CEE 275B. Process Design for Environmental Biotechnology

ENERGY 253. Carbon Capture and Sequestration

ENERGY 269. Geothermal Reservoir Engineering

MS&E 264. Sustainable Product Development and Manufacturing

MS&E 491. Real-World Clean Energy Project Development

MATSCI 302. Solar Cells

MATSCI 316. Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology

ME 222. Design for Sustainability

ME 260. Fuel Cell Science and Technology

LAND USE AND AGRICULTURE

BIO 101. Ecology

BIO 117. Biology and Global Change

BIO 121. Biogeography

BIO 125: Ecosystems of California

BIO 144. Conservation Biology

BIO 206. Field Studies in Earth Systems

BIO 216. Terrestrial Biogeochemistry

BIO 264. Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions

BIO 280. Fundamentals of Sustainable Agriculture

EARTHSYS 143. Climate Change in the West: A History of the Future

EARTHSYS 233. California Climate Change Law and Policy

EARTHSYS 273. Aquaculture and the Environment: Science, History, and Policy

EARTHSYS 281. Concepts of Urban Agriculture

EARTHSYS 284. Climate and Agriculture

EESS 155. Science of Soils

EESS 162. Remote Sensing of Land Use and Land Cover

EESS 256. Soil Chemistry

URBANST 163. Land Use Control

URBANST 165. Sustainable Urban and Regional Transportation Planning

OCEANS AND ESTUARIES

BIO 274S. Hopkins Microbiology Course

BIOHOPK 263H. Oceanic Biology

BIOHOPK 271H. Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology

BIOHOPK 272H. Marine Ecology

BIOHOPK 285H. Ecology and Conservation of Kelp Forest Communities

CEE 262D. Introduction to Physical Oceanography

CEE 272. Coastal Contaminants

CEE 275A. Law and Science of California Coastal Policy

EARTHSYS 208. Coastal Wetlands

EARTHSYS 273. Aquaculture and the Environment: Science, History, and Policy

EESS 241. Remote Sensing of the Oceans

EESS 243. Marine Biogeochemistry

EESS 244. Marine Ecosystem Modeling

EESS 258. Geomicrobiology

FRESHWATER

CEE 101B. Mechanics of Fluids

CEE 169. Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Design

CEE 177. Aquatic Chemistry and Biology

CEE 260C. Contaminant Hydrogeology

CEE 262A. Hydrodynamics

CEE 262B. Transport and Mixing in Surface Water Flows

CEE 262E. Lakes and Reservoirs

CEE 264A. Rivers, Streams, and Canals

CEE 265C. Water Resources Management

CEE 265D. Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries

CEE 266A. Watersheds and Wetlands

CEE 266B. Floods and Droughts, Dams and Aqueducts

CEE 266D. Water Resources and Water Hazards Field Trips

CEE 268. Groundwater Flow

CEE 270. Movement and Fate of Organic Contaminants in Waters

CEE 271A. Physical and Chemical Treatment Processes

CEE 273. Aquatic Chemistry

CEE 273A. Water Chemistry Laboratory

CEE 275B. Process Design for Environmental Biotechnology

EARTHSYS 143. Climate Change in the West: A History of the Future

EARTHSYS 233. California Climate Change Law and Policy

EARTHSYS 273. Aquaculture and the Environment: Science, History, and Policy

HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

ANTHRO 261A. Ecology, Nature, and Society: Principles in Human Ecology

ANTHRO 262. Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Problems

ANTHRO 277. Environmental Change and Emerging Infectious Diseases

ANTHRO 362. Conservation and Evolutionary Ecology

BIO 102. Demography: Health, Development, Environment

CEE 265C. Water Resources Management

CEE 265D. Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries

CEE 274D. Pathogens and Disinfection

CEE 274E. Pathogens in the Environment

CEE 276. Introduction to Human Exposure Analysis

CEE 276E. Environmental Toxicants

CEE 278C. Indoor Air Quality

EARTHSYS 165. Promoting Behavior Change

EARTHSYS 224. Environmental Justice: Local, National, and International Dimensions

SUSTAINABLE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

CEE 100. Managing Sustainable Building Projects

CEE 136. Green Architecture

CEE 176A. Energy Efficient Buildings

CEE 176B. Electric Power: Renewables and Efficiency

CEE 177P. Sustainability in Theory and Practice

CEE 215. Goals and Methods of Sustainable Building Projects

CEE 224A. Sustainable Development Studio

CEE 226. Life Cycle Assessment for Complex Systems

CEE 248. Real Estate Development

CEE 248G. Certifying Green Buildings

CEE 265A. Sustainable Water Resources Development

CEE 272P. Distributed Generation and Grid Integration of Renewables

CEE 341P. Politics and Infrastructure Investment

URBANST 163. Land Use Control

URBANST 165. Sustainable Urban and Regional Transportation Planning

MASTER OF SCIENCE

In exceptional circumstances, E-IPER offers a Master of Science degree for students in E-IPER's Ph.D. program who opt to complete their training with a M.S. degree or who do not advance to candidacy for the Ph.D. Admission directly to the M.S. program is not allowed.

Requirements for the M.S. include:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 45 units at or above the 100-level, of which the majority of units should be at or above the 200-level.
  2. Completion of the E-IPER Ph.D. core curriculum, comprising IPER 310, Environmental Forum Seminar; IPER 315, Environmental Research Design Seminar; IPER 320, Designing Environmental Research; and IPER 330, Research Approaches to Environmental Problem Solving.
  3. Additional courses may be selected from approved course lists in E-IPER's four focal areas (culture and institutions; economics and policy analysis; engineering and technology; or natural sciences) or from other courses approved by the student's lead advisors.
  4. Students may take no more than 6 of the required 45 units credit/no credit and must maintain at least a 'B' average in all courses taken for the M.S. degree.
  5. Directed research and independent study may count for a maximum of 8 units of the 45 unit M.S.

The M.S. degree does not have an M.S. with thesis option. Students may write a M.S. thesis, but it is not formally recognized by the University.

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