Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies

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Program Length:
1 Year (3 semesters) with an additional thesis year option

Language of Instruction: English

Tuition: $11,300 (not including medical insurance)

Admission Requirements:
Bachelor's degree with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or 80 on a scale of 100. Applicants with a final grade between 75 and 80 should still apply; the Admissions Committee takes candidates' full applications into consideration.

Application Deadline:
July 31, 2022 (It is recommended to apply as early as possible)

The Awarded Degree: MA in Environmental Studies

In case of restrictions connected to the COVID-19 situation, please note that the program has put in place an alternative of long distance learning. If physical presence is not possible, you will be able to participate in your courses remotely and once permitted, resume them in person without this affecting your ability to complete the program.

If you are a current or incoming student, you will be kept up to date by our staff regarding any arrival, program, and instruction information.


This one-year MA program will give you the skills and knowledge needed to turn you into a NextGen environmental leader. And while you discover the inspirational and ever more eco-friendly city of Tel Aviv at your doorstep, you’ll be exploring the latest and greatest in environmental trends and sustainability in the Middle East


Program Overview

Our Environmental Studies program is where future environmental leaders learn to resolve the many challenging issues plaguing our planet and ecosystems.  

The program is hosted at the renowned and uniquely green Porter School, and equips the NextGen of environment leaders with an advanced degree from a uniquely Israeli and Middle Eastern perspective.

Expect to cover some of the core issues currently challenging our world: courses include Environmental Policy, Climate Change, Sustainable Energy, Ecology and more. You’ll also get the opportunity to enroll in specialized courses and explore other environmentally critical topics as diverse as Water Policy, Urban Sustainability, Environmental Bioengineering, Marine Systems in the Mediterranean and more.  

This innovative program also provides some real, hands-on experience, with local environmentally related field trips, a research seminar, and a unique professional internship that focuses on environmental advocacy and environmental planning.


Program Highlights  

  • You’ll get to pursue a wide variety of unique environmental topics that really pique your interest, taught by a top-notch faculty.

  • You’ll join one of Israel's leading companies for a unique 4-month internship, in environmental advocacy, environmental planning, social justice, transportation, green architecture, and more.

  • By studying in Israel you’ll learn hands-on about the environmental issues facing Israel and the region, exposed to the latest cutting edge environmental research.

  • Enjoy cultural evening activities and overnight excursions around the country, in addition to the coursework. 

  • An optional 1-year thesis track is available. 


Career Success Stories

Our Environmental Studies graduates have gone on to lead the NextGen in environmental consulting, national and international non-governmental organizations, the civil service, environmental education, and more.  



Lead the NextGen of Green


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