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Master’s Concentration

Natural Resource Management

Gain the skills needed to pursue a leadership role and be equipped with natural resource management knowledge, including the use, management, and protection of water and land. As more organizations commit to sustainability, there is a need for environmental leaders who understand the nuances of natural resources and their impact. Enhance your understanding of leadership, technology, and the protection and use of natural resources.

 

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
April 1

Term Length
10 Weeks

Master's Degree
Tuition
$38,688

Format
Evening or Online

Admission
No GRE or GMAT

Duration
As few as 18 months

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Skills You’ll Learn

Craft comprehensive natural resource management plans

Enforce statutory and regulatory policies

Analyze and formulate environmental policy

Curriculum

Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Management with a concentration in Natural Resource Management requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses).

 

All students are required to complete a zero-credit
Student Success Course.

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Core Courses

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Concentration
Courses

4

Elective Courses

Core Courses

Learn the scope of activity, historical development, and future direction of the industry. These courses provide a foundation that you'll draw on throughout your concentration and elective courses. The capstone serves as the culminating academic experience in which you'll explore a problem of practice in your field of study.

EPM 4003 Environmental Finance and Economics
EPM 4200 Environmental Protection Law
EPM 4910 Research Practices and Applications
EPM 4901 Capstone Project
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EPM 4902 Capstone Seminar
Concentration Courses

Develop deep expertise and skills in Environmental Policy and Management through the following concentration courses.

EPM 4108 Impacts of Recreational Use
EPM 4120 Introduction to Natural Resource Management
EPM 4220 Endangered Species & Wildlife
EPM 4390 Environmental Policy Analysis
Elective Courses

Elective courses may be chosen from among non core and concentration courses in the Environmental Policy and Management program, and you may also select courses in other University College graduate programs. Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals.

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Sample Schedule

Plan out your schedule and determine your preferred timeline for completing your master’s degree—finish in as few as 18 months or take up to five years.

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Interested in a graduate certificate?

Explore our four and six course graduate certificates in Natural Resource Management.

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Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Natural Resource Management

Employment of environmental professionals is projected to grow 8% through 2030, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

As the need to replace retiring workers will continue, opportunities for conservation scientists and foresters increase.

Job prospects with a strong understanding of Geographic Information System (GIS) technology, remote sensing, and other software tools will have a competitive edge.


 

 

 

 

Job Titles

 
 

Natural Resource Manager
Urban and Community Forester
Environmental Education Specialist
Outdoor Director

Forestry Technician
Restorationist
Conservationist
Field Director

 

 

 

 

Conservation Scientists and Foresters Salary​: National Average

$68,910

(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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Theme: Job Satisfaction

Environmental Policy and Management

“I was already working in my field and I was loving my field and so, I wanted to continue to be on the ground, getting my hands dirty, making an impact while pursuing my master’s at the same time.” —Dayna Reggero, graduate.

Flexible Online Classes

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We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.

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Advisory Board

Our programs are developed and updated with the input of advisory boards composed of industry leaders and employers. This ensures that you'll learn what employers are looking for, and gain the most current information with a view to future industry trends, connecting you to future success.
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William Bellamy

Senior Vice President of Global Water Services, CH2M Hill

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David Stewart

Stewart Environmental Consultants, Inc

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Joel Hirschboeck

Director of Risk Management, Jefferson County Public Schools

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Lyle Laverty

Colorado State Parks Director

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Howard Roitman

Former Director of Environmental Programs, Colorado Department of Public Health & Safety

Accreditation

 


Higher Learning Commission

University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.

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