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Important Information Regarding COVID-19

In light of the University’s newly released policy regarding COVID-19 -- recommending the community minimize social contact -- we encourage students to utilize virtual options when seeking support or information from the Earth Systems Program. Please contact staff via email or phone and we will be happy to assist! Latest information about the University's response to COVID-19 can be found here:


E-IPER offers two degrees: the PhD in Environment and Resources and the Joint Masters of Science in Environment and Resources. The Joint MS is an option exclusively for students currently accepted to or enrolled in a professional degree program in the Graduate School of Business, Stanford Law School, or School of Medicine. In rare instances, E-IPER PhD students who do not continue the PhD may also be awarded the MS in Environment and Resources.

E-IPER degrees are fundamentally interdisciplinary, giving students exposure to a variety of environmental and sustainability challenges and insight into new knowledge, technologies, and policies to help solve these problems.

E-IPER students are encouraged to take full advantage of Stanford's rich intellectual environment by engaging with business and government leaders, attending seminars and conferences, and publishing and presenting their work for a variety of audiences.