Curriculum and Opportunities

The Master of Science in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (MS–STEP) at the Humphrey School is one of the few programs in the nation that prepares individuals with backgrounds in natural sciences, physical sciences, or engineering to become leaders and innovators who integrate science with policy and action to solve grand challenges.

The MS–STEP program combines a rigorous curriculum with opportunities available in many departments, centers, and schools at the University of Minnesota. MS–STEP students can also engage with scholarly research by working with STEP faculty members as graduate research assistants and participating in workshops and conferences. MS-STEP students attend the bi-weekly STEP Seminar Series, which provides an informal setting for feedback, discussion, and engagement with scholars and practitioners in STEP fields inside and outside the University.

Research Areas

  • Energy and Climate Policy
  • Risk and Resilience Assessment and Management
  • Sustainable Infrastructure and Cities
  • Technology Innovation and Policy
  • Water, Energy, and Food Systems
  • Conservation and Land Use


Risk and Resilience Assessment and Management
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