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Joint MS Curriculum

E-IPER gives students a focused science, engineering, and technology background, allowing them to integrate science with law, business, and medicine to address critical environmental and sustainability issues. Students interested in a more policy-focused program should explore Stanford's Masters in Public Policy program.

For the 2013-2014 academic year, Joint MS students are required to complete one introductory E-IPER core course:

For All Joint MS students:

ENVRES 280: Introduction to Environmental Science

To complete their required Capstone Project, all Joint MS students must also take:
ENVRES 290. Capstone Project Seminar in Environment and Resources
It is recommended that students take this course towards the end of their Joint MS Program.

In addition, Joint MS students take a minimum of four graded courses within one Course Track, which provides a strong "science core" to their Joint MS program. Click for a list of courses in each course track

To complete their Joint MS program plan, students work with their advisors to identify a minimum of four additional graded courses from another course track or elsewhere in the University.

Recommended Professional School Courses
The following professional school courses are recommended for Joint MS students. Professional school courses may count exclusively for the Joint MS or may be double counted for the Joint MBA-MS and Joint JD-MS. A maximum of 12 units from the student’s professional school may count toward the Joint MS in either configuration.

Stanford Law School

LAWGEN 206Q: Thinking Like a Lawyer

LAW 437: Water Law and Policy

LAW 338: Land Use

EarthSYS 133/233: Climate Change Law and Policy: From California to the Federal

LAW 455. Energy Law

LAW 510. Climate and Energy Seminar

LAW 515: Cleantech: Business Fundamentals and Public Policy

LAW 603: Environmental Law and Policy

LAW 622A. Environmental Law Clinic

LAW 623. Advanced Environmental Law Clinic

Graduate School of Business

Courses with an asterisk (*) will only be counted if the student
focuses his/her final project on an environmental issue. A maximum of
one * course will be counted toward the Joint MS.

OIT 333, OIT 334. Entrepreneurial Design for Extreme Affordability

GSBGEN 336. Energy Markets and Policy

GSBGEN 532: Cleantech: Business Fundamentals and Public Policy

GSBGEN 533. Sustainability as Market Strategy

GSBGEN 585. Social Innovation through Corporate Social Responsibility

*STRAMGT 353. Entrepreneurship: Formation of New Ventures

*STRAMGT 354. Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital

*STRAMGT 356. Evaluating Entrepreneurial Opportunities

*STRAMGT 366. Creating a Startup II

*STRAMGT 367. Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation

*STRAMGT 368. Strategic Management of Nonprofits

*STRAMGT 369. Social Entrepreneurship

*STRAMGT 371. Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation

*STRAMGT 373. Strategic Thinking in Action - in Business and Beyond

Strategic Thinking in Action

*STRAMGT 378. Strategic Leadership for Nonprofits



Social Innovation through Corporate Social Responsibility