M.Sc. On Campus

Outdoor and Environmental Education

Alaska Pacific University

12 months
15600 USD/year
15600 USD/year
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Combine your passions for the natural world and for teaching in the Outdoor and Environmental Education program of the Alaska Pacific University.


Farm and Forest will be your classroom on APU’s Kellogg Campus in Palmer, Alaska, where you will hone your teaching skills at the Kellogg Field School outdoor education lab school.

Join a small cohort of peers while pursuing your interest in outdoor, environmental, adventure and wilderness education in a seamless, place-based program in a place of unparalleled beauty.

The only program of its kind in Alaska (or almost anywhere!), the Outdoor and Environmental Education program of the Alaska Pacific University prepares professionals in outdoor-related careers, current teachers and others with a passion for the outdoors for advancement into many interdisciplinary career fields involving outdoor education. Experiential learning starts early on in this personalized, hands-on program, where you will combine theory with design and delivery of curricula in the on-site teaching/learning lab that serves children and adults eager to learn about nature, well-being and the outdoors.

Career Outcomes

  • Environmental Educator, Alaska Department of Fish & Game
  • Field Instructor, Alaska Avalanche School
  • Certified Elementary Teacher, Houston Elementary School
  • Field Instructor, National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)
  • Certified Elementary Teacher, Northern Pacific Academy
  • Faculty and Environmental Educator, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Recreational Therapist, Northstar Behavioral Health
  • Kids Don’t Float Program Coordinator, Alaska DNR – Office of Boating Safety
  • Interpretive Ranger, NPS
  • Public Safety Ranger, Alaska State Parks
  • Site Coordinator, Trailside Discovery Camps
  • Professional Development Manager, Camp Fire Alaska

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Curriculum Design for Outdoor Educators
  • Power of Place in Education
  • Teaching Methods for Experiential Education
  • Research Methods
  • Learning Theory in Outdoor Education
  • Outdoor & Environmental Literacy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Write and submit a 750-1000 word essay outlining your motivations for seeking the Master of Science in Outdoor and Environmental Education degree. Include your professional interests and career goals
  • The submission of standardized test scores such as the MAT or the GRE is optional
  • Résumé
  • Submit three current letters of recommendation
  • Background Check
  • Official final transcript(s) from all institutions attended. Transcript(s) must display proof of bachelor’s or master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Graduate candidates who have GPA scores below a 3.0 may be admitted on a provisional basis. Full admission is contingent upon successful completion of the first semester of classes in which they are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA or above
  • Official score report for the Test of English as a Foreign Language

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7800 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    15600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7800 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Anchorage

1320 - 2000 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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