Environmental Policy and Planning – Undergraduate

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Undergraduate students can pursue either a major or a minor degree in Course 11 with a concentration in environmental policy and planning. Students take courses totaling 57 units to create the concentration. Students also can take Course 11 courses for a HASS concentration in Urban Studies, as well as an EPP concentration within the Minor in Public Policy.

The Environmental Policy and Planning Group (EPP) focuses on the decision-making tools by which society conserves and manages natural resources and ensures sustainable development. Areas of concern include toxic and hazardous waste management, environmental technology, water and air quality, global climate change, facility siting, environmental justice and brownfield development.

The Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) is a department within the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT. It is comprised of four specialization areas (also referred to as Program Groups): City Design and Development; Environmental Policy and Planning; Housing, Community and Economic Development; and the International Development Group. There are also three cross-cutting areas of study: Transportation Planning and Policy, Urban Information Systems (UIS), and Regional Planning.


  • Institution Name: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Department: School of Architecture and Planning
  • Address: 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
  • Website: https://dusp.mit.edu/