Expected duration: 2 years
Tuition and fees: Two years tuition, then continuing fees in subsequent years (refer to Graduate tuition and fees)
Students in the master’s program follow an individual Study Plan which includes:
- 12 credit hours of required courses
- A minimum of 15 credit hours of elective courses
- A master’s thesis or practicum
The thesis component is an independent written research document resulting from an interdisciplinary research project, which addresses a practical problem or issue in natural resources and environmental management.
All students have a specific faculty advisor throughout their academic program. Students usually select an advisor prior to applying for the program, but may be assigned an advisor during the application process. Faculty advisors act as program consultants for the student’s individual area of study and facilitate development of the Study Plan.
The Study Plan is prepared and developed by each student in consultation with a faculty advisor. The objectives of the plan are:
- To define a research direction; and
- To organize the student’s course work in the framework for integration and synthesis of interdisciplinary knowledge.