Program Length: 1 Year
Language of Instruction: English
Tuition: $10,500 (not including medical insurance)
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.
May 31st, 2020
The International M.A. in Environmental Studies at the Porter School, Tel Aviv University, is an international program taught in English, designed to train and nurture the next generation of environmental leaders. Graduates of the program have careers in environmental consulting, national and international non-governmental organizations, civil service, environmental education, and more. The M.A. is a one-year (3 semesters) accelerated interdisciplinary program.
Core courses provide students with an in-depth knowledge of Environmental Policy, Global Warming, Energy and the City, Ecology, Marine Systems in the Mediterranean, and more. A wide range of advanced courses allow the exploration of topics as diverse as Water Policy, Sustainability, Environmental Education, and more.
Students also have the opportunity to participate in special courses including field trips focused on environmental issues in Israel, a research seminar where students can pursue a topic of their choice, and a 4-month internship in one of Israel's leading companies specializing in environmental advocacy, environmental planning, social justice, transportation, green architecture, and more.
The Department of Environmental Studies at the Porter School of the Environment and Earth Sciences brings together a team of local and international experts who specialize in different aspects of water management in conflict areas. This department has long been recognized as one of Israel's most innovative environmental institutions. The capsule building in which the studies occur is uniquely designed to incorporate advanced energy and water saving environmental technologies, and is the number 1 green building in the Middle East. It is also the first building in Israel to win LEED Platinum accreditation.
A thesis track option is available for outstanding students who would like to pursue an academic career and an in-depth research. For more information please visit the program's website.
Class of 2020
It was a spontaneous decision for me to join the Environmental Studies program at TAU and was one of the best choices I've made. Tel Aviv is a fantastic city to study in as one gets to connect with people from all over the world and learn from their broad perspectives.
One of the things that I loved about Israel is the low level of formality and hierarchy, making the flow of ideas very smooth to anybody, whether it's a colleague or a professor. I believe this is one of the reasons for the highly entrepreneurial mindset, so prevalent in Israel.
Through my one-year research about biofuels, I gained an accelerated understanding of the green energy sector. I plan to take this entrepreneurial spirit and knowledge I acquired back to India to set-up sustainability projects in agriculture and energy.