Accelerated 12-Month Track

Accelerated 12-Month Track

This program is typically completed in 2 years, though students may complete the accelerated 12-month track. Admitted students who are interested should apply for the 12-month track in the Fall quarter of their first year.

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Components of the application include:
  • Why do you want to do the 12-month track?
  • What quantitative coursework have you taken?
  • What previous professional experience do you have?
  • Have you identified a practicum?
  • If you have not identified a practicum, what is your plan to find one? 
  • A professional writing sample
Submission: 

Once the application is completed, you should:

  • Obtain your Faculty Advisor's signature

  • Return to the Program Coordinator by Friday, Oct 28, 2022.

While this deadline may seem early, it is so we can involve approved 12-month students in the process of selecting Policy Clinic projects that begin in winter quarter.

Review: 

Your application will be reviewed by the Program Chair, Associate Director and Program Coordinator. You will be notified via email if your application is approved and given a CRN to register for the Policy Clinic (ENV 203A). 

Approval:

If your application is approved, you will need to: 

  • Schedule a meeting with the Graduate Program Coordinator in the Winter quarter to discuss timeline to degree.
    • The Coordinator will give you information about various forms and due dates you should be aware of in preparation for graduation.
  • Provide your feedback on Policy Clinic Project selection. You will receive communications from the Associate Director and Policy Clinic Instructor with additional information. 
Late applications:

Late applications will be reviewed and considered on a case-by-case basis. Students who submit their application late may have significantly less input in their choice of Policy Clinic project depending on the timing.

12-Month Accelerated Coursework Timeline:
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
ENV 200A- Policy Analysis I (4 units) ENV 200C- Environmental Governance (4 units) ENV 200B- Policy Analysis II (4 units) ENV 296- Practicum (6 units)
ENV 202- Policy Implementation and Development (4 units) ENV 201- Environmental Law (3 units) ENV 203B- Policy Clinic (4 units)  
ENV 297- Professional Development Seminar (1 unit) ENV 203A- Policy Clinic (4 units) ENV 297- Professional Development Seminar (1 unit)  
Quantitative Analysis or General Elective (3 units) ENV 297- Professional Development Seminar (1 unit)
Quantitative Analysis or General Elective (3 units)
 
Total: 12 units Total: 12 units Total: 12 units Total: 6 units