"Environmental consulting companies seek to hire motivated individuals with a solid background in applying quantitative skills to solve and prevent environmental problems. In addition, as consultants, these individuals need to be able to communicate effectively and have a keen sense of management and business practices. Graduates from Rice University's Professional Master's Program in Environmental Analysis and Decision Making will possess these qualities and be a tremendous asset to us and others in our field."
– Chuck Newell, Vice President, Groundwater Services, Inc.
Environmental Analysis and Decision Making is geared to teach students rigorous methods that are needed by industrial and governmental organizations to deal with environmental issues. It is a cross-disciplinary effort incorporating courses from environmental science, earth science, statistics, chemistry, ecology and evolutionary biology, mechanical engineering, applied mathematics, chemical engineering, economics, computer science, and sociology. Graduates will be prepared with skills and knowledge valuable to environmental consulting firms, energy production companies, and government agencies. In addition to track courses, the students will take a management course, a policy and ethics course, and a seminar jointly with the students involved in the other Professional Master's Program tracks.
The objectives of this interdisciplinary degree are:
Students can choose from three focus areas: Environmental Sustainability, Management and Policy, and Quantitative Decision Making.
Faculty involved in the Environmental Analysis and Decision Making Program:
Dan Cohan, Track Advisor (Civil & Environmental Engineering)
Evan Siemann Track Director (BioSciences)
Andrew Barron (Chemistry)
Philip Bedient (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
James Blackburn (Adjunct Faculty, Lecturer of Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Mary Purugganan (PSM Professional Communication)
Lauren Raun Track Advisor (Statistics)
Peter Rossky (Dean of Natural Sciences)
Dale Sawyer (Earth Science)
Mason Tomson (Civil and Environmental Engineering)