Graduate Programs & Degrees

Graduate training in the School of Social Ecology is organized around the study of contemporary problems in the social and physical environment. Emphasis is placed primarily upon theory and research that have implications for policy and intervention. Problems are investigated from the complementary perspectives of a multidisciplinary faculty that includes specialists in social, developmental, clinical, environmental, and health psychology; urban and regional planning and architecture; urban sociology; law; criminology, and environmental health.

Among issues of long-standing interest in the School are crime and justice in society, social influences on health and human development over the life course, and the effects of the physical environment on health and human behavior. The graduate curriculum emphasizes an interdisciplinary orientation, training students to draw upon the knowledge offered by several of the traditional academic fields in order to examine important social, legal, and environmental problems from a perspective of breadth as well as depth.

Ph.D Programs - Doctoral students have the opportunity to receive their degree in:

Social Ecology (General and with a concentration in Environmental Analysis and Design)
Criminology, Law and Society
Psychology and Social Behavior
Planning, Policy and Design


Master's Programs - Master's degree students can pursue specialized training in these programs:

Master of Urban and Regional Planning (M.U.R.P.)
Master of Advanced Study in Criminology, Law & Society (online M.A.S. degree program)
Master of Public Policy (M.P.P)