The Porter School of Environmental Studies’ new International MA Program provides candidates with an intensive multidisciplinary insight into environmental studies with an emphasis on Israel’s unique geographic and geopolitical setting. It takes place over one year (3 semesters), full time and is taught in English.
Students on the program study a broad selection of environmental subjects, through core courses and a range of electives, to gain insight into Israel’s environmental history both as an individual nation and as part of the greater Middle East region. In parallel to a broad overview, an emphasis is placed on water, exposing the students to the scientific, legal and policy aspects of one of Israel’s most critical environmental issues. The program covers topics such as marine conservation, river rehabilitation and coastal management, and also looks at water as a political issue and how understanding water as a shared resource is key to coexistence in the region.
Graduates will be awarded a Master of Arts in Environmental Studies, which will prepare them for careers in a wide variety of environmental sectors, including environmental policy consulting, positions in national and international non-governmental organizations, environmental education, civil service, environmental specialists in industry, and more.
The MA in Environmental Studies is open to candidates of all ages. Students above the age of 30 may still apply for the program, but will not be eligible for Masa grants and scholarships.
As part of the elective course offerings, students are invited to apply for an internship position with one of Israel’s leading environmental organizations, working in fields such as environmental advocacy, environmental planning, social justice, transportation and green architecture.
The International MA Program in Environmental Studies also offers a concentration in Business and the Environment. The concentration allows environmental studies students to complement their coursework with business management classes. This concentration is a cooperative effort of the Porter School of Environmental Studies, the Sofaer International MBA Program and the Akirov Institute for Business and the Environment.