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About the MEPP Program

A professional Master's degree in Engineering and Public Policy (MEPP) is offered within the W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology at McMaster. Engineers and applied scientists from a wide cross-section of organizations who want professional graduate training will find our program goes well beyond a conventional technical Master's to develop candidates as leaders in the public policy area. The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate degree in engineering or applied science and 3-5 years of professional work experience.

In today's complex world engineers and scientists are called upon to design technical systems that provide goods and services to society in a safe, efficient and environmentally sound manner. In this context, engineers and scientists can serve as key advisors to and take the lead as decision makers in both the public and private sectors. Therefore, engineers and scientists need more than extensive technical skills; you need an enhanced understanding of public policy and the role of engineering and science in sustainable technological, social, ecological and economic systems.

The future will be green, or not at all. This truth lies at the heart of humankind's most pressing challenge: to learn to live in harmony with the Earth on a genuinely sustainable basis.
Sir Jonathan Porritt

The intersection of the environment with all aspects of business, society, and the economy is here to stay. In the 21st century, sustainable action, innovation, and policy will shape every major decision made by both public and private companies.

In the forefront of this revolution is informed public policy.

Learn the skills and acquire the experience through the McMaster Public Policy program to enact change and strengthen the link between sustainability and our ever changing world.

... my previous notions on sustainability, public policy and environmental impact have been substantially changed for the better.
Mark Gallan, B.Eng., MEPP