Resource Administration and Management (M.S.)

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The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment coordinates the interdisciplinary master of science degree program in resource administration and management. Students may specialize in management of publicly and privately owned natural resources or in administration of natural resource laws and policies.

M.S. Degree Requirements

The master of science degree in resource administration and management is conferred upon successful completion of a program amounting to not less than 34 credits, including the following course requirements or equivalent:

NR 903Approach to Research2
Quantitative methods or analytical techniques4
Introduction to Statistical Analysis
Sociological Methods III: Advanced Social Statistics
Microeconomics I
Or an alternative with approval from the Graduate Coordinator
RAM 911Natural and Environmental Resource Management4
An advanced course in environmental policy4
International Environmental Politics and Policies for the 21st Century
Or an alternative with approval from the Graduate Coordinator
Capstone Course:
Select one of the following:
RAM 898Directed Research4
RAM 899Master's Thesis6-10
Final oral and/or written examination