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University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Natural Resources. M.S.

  • Prerequisites: You do not need an undergraduate major in one of the natural resource specialties. However, you may have to take additional courses to make up deficiencies in your undergraduate curriculum. If you have an undergraduate major in social sciences or humanities, you have more deficiencies than someone with a major in the sciences. You also must have a 3.00 grade point average during your last two years as an undergraduate.
  • Program emphases: environmental education/interpretation, fisheries, soil and waste resources, water resources, wildlife management, forest ecology and management, urban forestry, forest business, international resource management, environmental resources extension programming, land use planning, or youth programming.



Graduate Fellowship in Residential Environmental Education
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources (UWSP-CNR) Graduate Fellowship in Residential Environmental Education is now accepting applicants for summer 2013. While studying in an intensive master’s degree program, UWSP graduate fellows work as graduate assistants and residential life staff at Conserve School, an independent boarding school, and Treehaven, a UWSP natural resources and environmental education center. Fellows supervise high school students and lead environmental education lessons, campus and community service programs, and outdoor activities. This 2-year residential learning and working experience culminates in an MS in Natural Resources and Environmental Education. The Graduate Fellowship is for self-motivated, flexible, team-oriented, creative and organized individuals interested in working hard in residential community, outdoor, and academic settings. Applicants should expect to participate in a wide variety of physical activities, some strenuous, in all sorts of weather. Strong academic record, outdoor skills, and experience leading students in outdoor activities preferred. The fellowship provides accepted students with:

  • A UWSP faculty-advised program
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • Tuition for up to 36 advisor approved UWSP credits
  • Monthly stipend
  • Room and board.

Apply now. Priority for applications received by November 1, 2012.  Contact with questions.


Global Environmental Management Education Center
The Global Environmental Management Education Center (GEM) is a center for world class curricula and outreach education services in natural resources and environmental management. GEM's purpose is pioneering and applying practical learning methods and technology to solve natural resource problems by linking faculty, students, and citizens worldwide. GEM serves students and stakeholders with curricula and outreach programs that are integrated and international using the tools of technology and communication to solve real world problems. GEM is building hope for the future through its work on sustainability, international programming and leadership development.


University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Environmental Science and Policy. M. S.
Each student’s prior academic background is evaluated by a program admissions committee when he or she applies. Admission to the Environmental Science and Policy graduate program requires a student to have completed the equivalent of a basic undergraduate course in statistics and submitted current GRE general test scores. Students with a background in both policy and science will be given preference in admission decisions. Each area of emphasis requires different skills and preparation; therefore, additional prerequisites vary. Students who pursue the Ecosystems Studies area of emphasis are expected to have completed biology courses beyond introductory courses, typically the equivalent to a minor or major in biology. These courses should include an ecology course.

Students who pursue Resource Management come from a variety of undergraduate disciplines including biology, chemistry, earth science, economics, engineering, environmental planning, environmental policy, mathematics, physics, political science, public administration, and resource management. The appropriate undergraduate course preparation is dictated by the requisites to the courses to be included in a program of study and the thesis topic area.

Students who pursue Environmental Policy and Administration come from a variety of undergraduate backgrounds such as economics, engineering, environmental planning, environmental policy, political science, public administration, sociology, or more traditional science disciplines. The appropriate undergraduate course preparation is dictated by the requisites to the courses to be included in a program of study and the thesis topic area. It would normally be expected that students would have the equivalent of one year of undergraduate course work in political science, public administration, or economics.

Applicants who do not meet these requirements may be admitted if their academic record, letters of reference, and GRE scores indicate potential for successful completion of the program. However, these students will have additional requirements placed upon them as part of their academic plan to make up any deficiencies.


University of Wisconsin - Madison

Agricultural and Applied Economics. M.S. M.A.
(Includes environmental and natural resource economics.)

  • Prerequisites: Students with undergraduate degrees in a variety of areas are welcome to apply; however, training in economics and quantitative methods is needed to enroll in the first-year required courses. Students should have taken intermediate level micro- and macroeconomics, intermediate level statistics or econometrics, 2 semesters of calculus, and some linear algebra.


Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development. M.S.

  • Prerequisites: Two courses in physical sciences (chemistry, physics, geology, physical geography, meteorology); one course in statistics; one course in economics; one year of basic biology; one course in genetics or evolution: one course in general ecology



Environmental Engineering. M.S.

  • Prerequisites: The program is offered to students with bachelors' degrees in engineering and science.  Special requirements are established for students with a bachelors degree in sciences such as chemistry, biology, physics, geology, or microbiology who wish to earn MS or PhD degrees in engineering.



Environmental Monitoring. M.S., Ph.D.

  • Prerequisites: Students are expected to enter the Environmental Monitoring Program with depth in at least one academic discipline. Those entering the M.S. "professional" option should have at least an introductory background in statistics and be proficient in computer operations and applications. One semester of college-level calculus, two semesters of college-level statistics, and one semester of computer science are among the analytical and research prerequisites for the "research" option. Additional statistics and computer science courses are prerequisites for a doctorate. Students are strongly advised to take these courses before entering the program but may, if necessary, complete the requirements while enrolled in the program.


Forestry and Wildlife Ecology

  • Prerequisites: An individualized program without set prerequisites for admission or a common core of required courses. Students come from a variety of undergraduate backgrounds, have their own set of courses, and pursue a variety of careers. Students need to have the skills and knowledge appropriate for their course of study and demonstrated motivation for success. Admission depends on a previously established a relationship with one of the faculty members.


Geography or Cartography/G.I.S. M.S.

  • Prerequisites Geography: Many students admitted to the MS Geography program at UW-Madison have earned an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than geography. Course work can be completed at the Master’s level which provides students with breadth in the five major areas of geographical concentration: physical geography, human geography or regional geography, people-environment interaction or regional geography, cartography, and statistical methods.
  • Prerequisites Cartography/G.I.S.: Incoming master’s candidates are expected to have taken a course in quantitative methods, introductory cartography, remote sensing (equivalent of Civil Engineering 301, 302, and 303), computer programming (equivalent of Computer Science 302), and eight college credits in mathematics.


Environment & Resources. M.S., Ph.D. Institute of Environmental Studies

  • Prerequisites: The Land Resources Program is appropriate for people with a broad variety of natural and social science educations, including resource planning and management, earth sciences, biological sciences, engineering and design, landscape architecture, geography, economics, sociology, and many other fields. We also seek applicants with "real world" experience in aspects of land resources. Applicants with a background in another area but strong interest in land resource problems may be admitted if a compelling application is presented.


Water Resources Management. M.S. Institute of Environmental Studies

  • Prerequisites: Any person with an undergraduate degree in the biological sciences, earth sciences, economics, education, engineering, history, journalism, landscape architecture, law, mathematics, physical sciences, political science, urban and regional planning, or another suitable field may apply for admission to the Water Resources Management Program (WRM).


University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Geography, emphasis in physical geography and environmental studies. M.A. or M.S.

  • Prerequisites: Evidence of general intellectual ability and compelling interest in geography. An undergraduate major in geography is desirable as evidence of such ability and interest but is not required. Past coursework will be compared to the core requirements of the UWM Geography bachelor's degree in order to determine any deficiencies that need to be satisfied as a condition of acceptance.
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