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SPPA ALUMNI IN ACTION
  • Alex Greer
    Alex Greer
    M.S. and B.A. '15 - Experience in quick response fieldwork, teaching emergency management.
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  • Andrew Haines
    Andrew Haines
    MPA '03 – An accomplished local governmental leader and elected official.
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  • Chunjing Liu
    Chunjing Liu
    M.S. '14 – On the front lines of marine disaster mitigation through effective policy planning in China.
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  • Cimone Philpotts
    Cimone Philpotts
    MPA '13 - Assistantship and Legislative Fellows experiences enrich doctoral student's blossoming career
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  • Gwen Angalet
    Gwen Angalet
    Ph.D. '00 - Ensuring programmatic and research opportunities for the promotion of children's health.
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  • Hira Rashid
    Hira Rashid
    M.A. '15 – Fulbright scholar now in the Ph.D. program studying global health economics and urbanization.
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  • Hsien-Ho (Ray) Chang
    Hsien-Ho (Ray) Chang
    Ph.D. '15 - Utilizing his knowledge of disaster science to educate students on fire and emergency management.
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  • James B. Goetschius
    James B. Goetschius
    Ph.D. '14 - Serves in the U.S. Army improving health care facilities in the eastern United States.
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  • Jenna Ahner
    Jenna Ahner
    B.A. and MPA '14 - Provides support for legislative and external affairs.
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  • John Carney
    John Carney
    MPA '86 – Newly elected Governor of the State of Delaware
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  • Kelsey Edmond
    Kelsey Edmond
    M.S. '14 - OCL program prepared her for success in the MPA program in pursuit of an interdisciplinary career.
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  • Lindsey Interlante
    Lindsey Interlante
    MPA '07 - Advocates for enriched, hands-on learning experiences at higher education institutions.
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  • Mark Rucci
    Mark Rucci
    B.A. and MPA '15 – Continuing his public policy education internationally.
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  • Meredith Rubin
    Meredith Rubin
    B.A. '11 - Practicing leadership and collaboration in the financial services sector.
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  • Paige Gugerty
    Paige Gugerty
    B.A. '15 - Coordinating electronic connections bewteen healthcare providers and resources.
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  • Paul Ruiz
    Paul Ruiz
    B.A. and M.A. '13 - Advocating for alternative fuels and reducing America's depencdence on oil.
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  • Stephanie Ottino
    Stephanie Ottino
    B.S. '11 - Executing leadership skills in higher education.
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  • Tom DeWire
    Tom DeWire
    MPA '04 - Developing strategies for education systems to improve student achievement.
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  • Yuliya Brel
    Yuliya Brel
    M.A. '15 - Continuing her public policy education and assisting with research at the University of Delaware.
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  • Megan Wakelee
    Megan Wakelee
    B.S. '11 - Executing leadership in a corporate setting.
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  • Zack Adinoff
    Zack Adinoff
    M.S. '13 - Experience in coordinating public safety, logistics, planning, and general disaster continuity.
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  • Jissell Martinez
    Jissell Martinez
    MPA '10 - Manages fiscal affairs and serves as a liaison for the Dept of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
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  • Scott Beale
    Scott Beale
    MPA '07 - Successful nonprofit entrepreneur with experience in diplomacy and national politics.
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  • Matthew Garlipp
    Matthew Garlipp
    B.A. '13 - Enabling federal transparency and accountability via open, accessible, and standardized budget data
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  • Merritt Burke IV
    Merritt Burke IV
    MPA '98 - Various experiences in town management and community involvement.
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  • Ryan Burke
    Ryan Burke
    Ph.D. '15 - Vast experience with military strategy and conducting military research.
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  • Allison Becker
    Allison Becker
    B.A. '13 and M.A. '15 - Experienced and published media policy researcher.
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  • Serita Porter
    Serita Porter
    M.A. '15 - Continuing her behavioral health education at the University of Delaware.
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  • Kirsten Jones
    Kirsten Jones
    M.A. '16 - Contributing to policies that strengthen transportation and trade in New York and New Jersey.
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  • Elizabeth Burland
    Elizabeth Burland
    M.A. '15 - Studying for a doctoral degree in Sociology and Public Policy at the University of Michigan.
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  • Elizabeth Lockman
    Elizabeth Lockman
    M.A. '15 - Delaware state senator with roots in advocacy.
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  • Thomas Martin
    Thomas Martin
    Ph.D. '14 - Directing the M.S. in Health Informatics program in the College of Public Health at Temple Univ.
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  • Savannah Edwards
    Savannah Edwards
    MPA '17 - Planning for sustainable and complete communities in Delaware and Maryland.
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  • Scott Murphy Eisenhart
    Scott Murphy Eisenhart
    MPA '17 - Legislative aide credits SPPA experience for helping him excel in the world of politics and policy.
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  • Taylor Hawk
    Taylor Hawk
    MPA '17 - Graduate's policy analysis and research aims to improve education funding.
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  • Evan Miller
    Evan Miller
    MPA '17 - Local Government Management Fellowship kickstarts graduate's professional career
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  • Natasha R. Nau
    Natasha R. Nau
    MPA '12 - Advocating for efficient resource allocation and streamlined service delivery in local government.
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  • Jeremy Rothwell
    Jeremy Rothwell
    M.A. '14, HP Cert '15 - Technical review of all city site-plans, subdivision and building permit applications.
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  • Mark D. Stevens
    Mark D. Stevens
    MPA '09 – Integral in the leadership and financial management of federal agencies.
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  • Angela Gladwell
    Angela Gladwell
    M.A. ’98 – Instrumental in environmental planning and federal emergency management decision making.
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  • Courtney Mogavero
    Courtney Mogavero
    B.S. '12 – Translating leadership education into a successful early career path in major tech corporations.
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  • Janet Sheridan
    Janet Sheridan
    M.A. '07 - Providing heritage preservation services, and cultural landscape research in southern New Jersey.
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  • Melanie Ross Levin
    Melanie Ross Levin
    B.A. and MPA '05 – Developing education and advocacy campaigns on public policy relating to women's issues.
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  • Dená Brummer
    Dená Brummer
    MPA '05 – Successful private sector business partner drawing upon public sector experiences.
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  • Eric Johnson
    Eric Johnson
    Ph.D. '03 – Revitalizing a community through the application of theory and practical experience.
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  • David Rudder
    David Rudder
    Ph.D. '03 – Practicing effective leadership to academic programs that promote service to the community.
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  • Erin Kennedy
    Erin Kennedy
    MPA '06 – Drives health care organizations towards improving quality of patient care and clinical outcomes.
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  • Tom Friedman
    Tom Friedman
    MPA '07 – Manages government relations, strategic & financial plan, and policy analysis for State Health Plan.
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  • Mike Morton
    Mike Morton
    MPA '86 – Oversees budgetary analysis and legislative information systems for the Delaware General Assembly.
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  • Jonathan Kirch
    Jonathan Kirch
    MPA '07 – Advocating for public policy that promotes better health for all Americans.
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  • Albert Shields
    Albert Shields
    MPA '07 – Developing strategies to best communicate Governor Carney's positions on diverse policy issues.
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  • Kim Gomes
    Kim Gomes
    MPA '04 – Strategically lobbying for client interests on a number of policy issues.
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  • Erika Farris
    Erika Farris
    M.A. '09 – Developing policies to better manage water drainage and promote environmental sustainability.
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  • Mike Fortner
    Mike Fortner
    MPA '02 – Overseeing city planning for housing, land use, economic development, and transportation.
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  • Emily Gonce
    Emily Gonce
    MPA '02 – Leading lobbying efforts to show members of Congress the value of life insurance to constituents.
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  • Bill Clark
    Bill Clark
    MPA '03 – Supervising a team of consultants to support projects for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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  • Anastasia Kuzmina
    Anastasia Kuzmina
    MPA '02 – Supporting two general managers with product and employee management in 14 countries.
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  • Barrett Edwards
    Barrett Edwards
    MPA '06 – Assisting municipalities with legal issues including planning, human resources, and finance.
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Energy and Environmental Policy 4+1 Program

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Accelerated ENEP BS/MS 4+1 Degree

The accelerated ENEP 4+1 BS/MS degree allows advanced undergraduate students to complete a Master's degree in Energy and Environmental Policy while completing the requirements for the ENEP Bachelor's degree. 

Program Highlights:

  • Qualified students are admitted to the ENEP 4+1 program in the third year of undergraduate study;
  • Students take up to 12 credits of graduate coursework as part of the ENEP undergraduate degree;
  • Select ENEP courses dual-count for both the undergraduate and graduate degrees;
  • Completion of the ENEP B.S. and M.S. degrees as part of the 4+1 program is typically 5 years in total.
Required Coursework while pursuing the ENEP BS degree:

The ENEP 4+1 BS/MS degree allows students to take 12 graduate credits (4 classes) while pursuing the undergraduate degree. These credits will be dual-counted towards both the B.S. and M.S. degrees.  The 4+1 program also allows stuidents to take 3 additional graduate credits (1 class) while pursuing the undergraduate degree that will count only for graduate credit towards the M.S. degree.  A more detailed breakdown is provided on the ENEP BS, MEEP, and 4+1 Plan Comparison Chart.

The following courses should be taken during the undergraduate portion of the program:

  1. ENEP 625: Energy Policy and Administration (3 credits) dual counted w/ ENEP 425;
  2. ENEP 810: Political Economy of the Environment (3 credits) dual counted w/ ENEP 410;
  3. One graduate ENEP course (3 credits) that satisfies either the Methodology or the Social Science or the Science, Engineering and Policy requirements that will be dual counted;*
  4. One graduate Non-ENEP course (3 credits) that satisfies either the Methodology or the Social Science or the Science, Engineering and Policy requirements that will be dual counted;
  5. One additional ENEP or Non-ENEP graduate course (3 credits). *This course will not be  dual-counted for the undergraduate degree.

**Please see the ENEP MEEP graduate handbook for a list of approved classes

Overall, students pursuing the ENEP Bachelors of Science degree will be able to complete 15 credits of graduate work, 12 of which will be dual counted for both the B.S. and M.S. degrees.  Students are required to attain a grade of B or better in the two core required courses (ENEP 625 and ENEP 810), a grade of B- or better in all other graduate coursework, and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.  

Required Coursework after completing the ENEP BS degree:

Upon completion of the ENEP Bachelor of Science degree, students will need to take an additional 21 graduate credits in the remaining year of graduate work.  Students will work closely with a graduate advisor in selecting courses these courses. 

The following courses should be taken in your last year of graduate work:

  1. Methodology and Social Science and Science, Engineering and Policy requirements as specified in the MEEP handbook.
  2. ENEP 872: Analytical Paper for 3 credits or ENEP 869: Master's Thesis for 6 credits.    

At the end of one year of graduate study, students will have completed 36 total graduate credits and will have successfully attained the a Master's in Energy and Environmental Policy. 

Getting Started

If you are interested in applying for the ENEP 4+1 BS/MS degree you should express your interest to your undergraduate advisor in the ENEP program or get in touch with the ENEP 4+1 program director Dr. Shah at ismat@udel.edu.

 

Admissions Criteria

The following criteria are set up to ensure that the ENEP 4+1 Program can meet its academic and research goals while being responsive to the diverse background of prospective students.  They are intended to assess a prospective student's motivation, interest and ability to perform successfully in the ENEP 4+1 Program.

  • The ENEP 4+1 BS/MS is only available to undergraduate students at the University of Delaware that are currently enrolled in the Energy and Environmental Policy (ENEP) Program;
  • You should apply to the program after completing your Sophomore year at UD and 60 credits of coursework;
  • Those admitted to the ENEP 4+1 BS/MS must complete all of the requirements for  the undergraduate degree;
  •  Those admitted to the ENEP 4+1 BS/MS will typically have a 3.0 or higher GPA; and
  • A University of Delaware Application package must be completed.
ENEP 4+1 Application Process

Applications for the ENEP 4+1 Program are due not later than November 1.  You must apply by no later than the fall of your junior year in order to complete the requirements for the dual degree on time.

The following application materials are required:

  • A completed University of Delaware graduate application.  You can access an application at http://grad.udel.edu/apply/;
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one must come from a faculty member in the ENEP Program);
  • A current and comprehensive UD unofficial undergraduate transcript;
  • A 1,000 word statement of personal interest and objectives; and
  • GRE scores.*

*Applicants should take the GRE by no later than December of their Junior year.  The GRE requirement can be waived for those students with a GPA of 3.5 or greater.   

 

 

 

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