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From the Director

Barry D. Solomon

Barry Solomon

PhD, Public and Environmental Affairs



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Contemporary environmental and energy problems are complex and require the skills and insights of many people, including scientists, engineers, regulators, policy analysts, lay citizens, industry, and nonprofit organizations.

The Michigan Tech graduate programs in environmental and energy policy afford students a broad skill set through studies incorporating the social sciences, policy-analysis methods, citizen participation, collaboration among groups, and the sociopolitical facets of environmental and energy policy. Our MS and PhD degree programs are small and focused, allowing us to be flexible and to work intensively with each student. We emphasize interdisciplinary approaches to policy analysis and development through collaborations with faculty members in engineering, economics, and forest resources.

Graduates of our programs have been appointed as university faculty members; have become environmental policy specialists within federal and state governmental agencies, consulting firms, corporations, and private nongovernmental and intergovernmental organizations; and have enrolled in PhD and law degree programs at other top universities.