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Natural Resources, M.S.NR with Human Dimensions of Natural Resources emphasis


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This graduate program is administered by the Natural Resources - Graduate Program .

 

The following Natural Resources MS programs emphasize the Human Dimensions aspects of Natural Resources Management. These MS degree programs provide graduates with relevant advanced professional knowledge and skills. These programs do not require a thesis and thus are not intended to prepare graduates for doctoral programs. As a candidate for these programs, you must have relevant undergraduate degrees (e.g. natural resources, natural sciences, education, etc.) and relevant work experience. A faculty adviser complementary to your interests will be determined based on the recommendation of the Faculty Advisory Council for each program track.

MS in Natural Resources in Environmental Education and Interpretation


This wholly distance-education program is designed for working professionals who wish to develop their skills and expertise in natural resources, environmental education and interpretation, applied research, and leadership. You must have 3-5 years of relevant work experience to apply.

MS in Natural Resources in Leadership and Administration


This wholly distance-education program is designed for working professionals who wish to develop their skills and expertise in natural resource leadership, policy and administration, and applied research. You must have 3-5 years of professional experience in an agency, NGO, or industry related to natural resources and an undergraduate degree in a field of Natural Resource Management or Environmental Education to apply.

MS in Natural Resources/Environmental Education for K-12 Teachers


This program is open to licensed, continuing teachers who wish to develop their skills and expertise in natural resources, environmental education, applied research, methodology, and leadership. Your adviser will be determined based on the grade level you teach and your professional interests.

MS in Natural Resources/Residential Environmental Education Program


This program is a partnership between the College of Natural Resources and a residential EE center. Designed for student interns/fellows who wish to develop their skills and expertise in natural resources, residential environmental education programming, applied research, and leadership. Courses are offered online, at residential EE centers, and on campus.

Program Requirements


Program Requirements for MS Degree with Emphasis in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources - Non-thesis 

  1. You must earn at least 30 credits (36 in Non-Project Option) in graduate courses approved by your adviser. At least 15 credits must be in courses numbered 700 or above.
  2. You must complete graduate courses in at least three disciplines (e.g. forestry, wildlife, biology, or education).
  3. You must complete one credit of NRES 750  and NRES 795 .
  4. You must complete the core course requirements for each track (determined by the Faculty Advisory Council).
    1. Non-thesis Project Option
      1. You must complete a minimum 30 credit Program of Study of graduate courses approved by your adviser which includes an independent study paper (NRES 796  or NRES 798 ) for 3 credits related to your professional situation.
      2. You must submit a bound copy of your independent study paper to the University Library.
    2. Non-thesis Comprehensive Exam Option
      1. You must complete a 36 credit Program of Study of graduate courses approved by your adviser.
      2. You must pass a comprehensive written exam on coursework completed.

For more information go to www.uwsp.edu/natres/msnree or contact the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education at 715-346-4176.

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