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Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources

We train the next generation to help solve critical environmental and sustainability challenges.

Joint MS Degree

The E-IPER Joint Master of Science (MS) degree in Environment and Resources gives Stanford professional school students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the science, technology and engineering that underlies current environmental problems. This understanding, integrated with their professional education, provides a unique lens for future leaders and innovators to influence and solve the world’s most challenging environmental and sustainability problems.

E-IPER offers the Joint MS for M.B.A. students at Stanford's Graduate School of Business or J.D. students at Stanford Law School. E-IPER also offers a Dual MS degree for Master's students in the Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy program, M.D. students at Stanford's School of Medicine, or students pursuing a Ph.D. in another Stanford school or department.

For information about admission to the program, please see our Joint and Dual MS Admissions page.


The Joint and Dual MS Degree program is designed to be rigorous yet flexible, providing opportunities for students to pursue the depth and breadth they desire to meet their academic interests and professional goals.   

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Course tracks

There are nine course tracks that provide students the opportunity to focus their Joint and Dual MS coursework. Course Tracks are organized around one broad topic and aggregate relevant courses from various departments on campus. Because of the inherently interdisciplinary nature of these topics, courses may be represented in more than one Course Track. Select courses are relevant to all nine tracks - these cross-cutting courses may be used for any Course Track. 

Although some courses are not offered every year, they are still included in the track. If a new course is identified that has graduate-level rigor and content relevant to a course track, students should submit a Petition for an Exception to request the course be added to the approved Course Track list.

Select from the nine course tracks below.

Clean technology, clean energy systems

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Atmospheric science, climate change science, and air quality

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Science & technology underlying traditional and alternative energy generation and utilization.

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Science and management of freshwater resources

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Range of topics on the impacts of the environment on human health

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Ecology, conservation, and the science behind land use and agriculture development and decision-making

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Marine and coastal sciences

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Technology of healthy and sustainable buildings, communities, and cities

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Sustainable product and process design that drives and responds to human behavior and need

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Capstone project

Learn more about Joint and Dual MS Capstone and see past presentations

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Learn more about Joint and Dual MS admissions

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