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The Rubenstein School offers a Master's of Science degree in Natural Resources. As a multi-disciplinary academic unit, the School strives to integrate disparate disciplines to enhance knowledge and develop solutions to an array of environmental issues. Faculty expertise includes forestry, wildlife biology, recreation management, aquatic sciences, watershed management, environmental sciences, environmental philosophy, sociology, policy, planning, economics, and conflict resolution.

In addition, interdisciplinary fields such as conservation biology, ecological economics, and ecological design find their home in the Rubenstein School. Through strong relationships with a network of conservation organizations, the program establishes a solid curricular base to support academic leadership in conservation. Graduate students can also earn a Certificate in Ecological Economics as part of their M.S. program.

Concentrations and Other Options

Many Rubenstein School graduate students do a general natural resources master's program outside the concentration model, although we encourage students to focus in one of the following concentrations for greater marketability of their degree:

Other options include:

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements include:

  • acceptability to a potential faculty advisor holding an appointment in the Rubenstein School and the UVM Graduate College.

As of December 1, 2018, the Rubenstein School does not require a GRE exam.

Learn More

For more information about the Rubenstein School Master's Program, contact the RSENR Graduate Program coordinator at or at 802-656-2511.