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Dual Degrees

We've partnered with several of the University of Pennsylvania’s world-class graduate programs to provide you with the opportunity to earn a second degree while studying in the Master of Environmental Studies program. You must be accepted to each program separately, but all dual degree programs are available to you even after you begin the Master of Environmental Studies degree. With a dual degree program, you gain deep expertise in two areas, doubling your networks and knowledge.

Download: MES Dual Degree Handbook 2021-2022


While enrolled in the Master of Environmental Studies degree, you may also pursue one of four certificate options. In many cases, courses taken in the degree program will overlap with requirements for the certificate and can be double-counted.

The certificates include:

Submatriculation for Penn undergraduates

If you are a current undergraduate student at the University of Pennsylvania and know you want to pursue a Master of Environmental Studies degree, you can submatriculate into the program. Submatriculates begin their graduate studies while still completing an undergraduate degree. Read more about submatriculation into the MES program.

Master of Environmental Studies Virtual Café

Join us on the first Tuesday of every month for an online chat, hosted live from noon - 1 p.m.

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See deadlines, review our application materials checklist, and get ready to apply.

A Penn alumna cultivates a career in environmental communication

MES in the Community

Communicating science is a little like translating, says Mollie Simon (MES ‘19). MES coursework provided her a broad knowledge base to understand and share energy research.