Program Details

You may earn a Master of Science in Natural Resources from the College of Natural Resource (CNR), and choose an emphasis from a variety of areas, including forestry, wildlife, fisheries, limnology, resource management, youth programming, environmental e
Location:
Stevens Point, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Master
Specialty:
Environmental Education

Program Overview

Program Description:
In the nationally recognized College of Natural Resources of UW-SP you may earn the Master of Science in Natural Resources, with an emphasis in environmental education/interpretation. This intensive master's program provides the opportunity for advanced study, research, and involvement in environmental education and natural resource-related professional activities. The UW-SP offers a hands-on, practical education taught by a large faculty dedicated to environmental education/interpretation issues at local, state, national, and international levels.

The campus also has several field stations where students can gain valuable practical experience in natural resources. The Central Wisconsin Environmental Station is a residential environmental education center. It covers over 300 acres of diverse landscape, including such ecological communities as coniferous and deciduous forests, ponds, and kettle lakes. It also has classrooms, dining facilities, dormitory and log cabin housing for youth and adult groups, nature trails, a challenge course, amphitheatre and a complete waterfront. The Schmeeckle Reserve is a 275-acre natural area on campus. At Schmeeckle's public visitor center, you can gain credit for practical experience in environmental education/ interpretation. Treehaven, another of UW-SPÆs field stations provides access to over 1,200 acres of diverse habitat for natural resource education and management demonstrations. Treehaven's classroom center, dining lodge, and living centers are fully winterized and host many conferences, courses, and workshops. As an undergraduate or graduate student, you may take courses on such subjects as winter ecology and wild edibles.

Additional Program Information

Accreditation:
Each program is accredited by separate agencies.
Requirements:
UWSP application for graduate study, Application to the College of Natural Resources graduate program, Resume ,Copy of a paper written by you, Essay describing your professional interests and goals, Two letters of recommendation, Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and TOEFL or IELT Scores (foreign applicants only)

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