University of Vermont

2011-12 Online Catalogue

Natural Resources: Environment, Society and Public Affairs (Master of Science)


Through the M.S. concentration in Environment, Society, and Public Affairs, graduate students build theoretical understanding, analytical skills, and applied knowledge in the social dimensions of environmental and natural resource issues. Specific areas in which students may build understanding, skills, and knowledge include:

  • environmental policy and planning
  • community studies, human behavior, and environmental sociology
  • ecological economics
  • park and wilderness management
  • public participation, conflict resolution, and decision making
  • geospatial analysis

General Requirements

Specific Requirements

Minimum Degree Requirements

In addition to the general M.S. in Natural Resources requirements, this concentration requires twenty-one to twenty-four credits of advanced courses (including a methods course, three courses from an approved list of courses reflecting this concentration's emphasis, and one ecology course), and three to six credits of project work or six credits of thesis research. Students pursue a project or thesis.



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