Environmental Conservation Education, M.A. | New York University | New York City, United States
M.A. On Campus

Environmental Conservation Education

12 months
2020 USD/credit 74740 USD/year
2020 USD/credit 74740 USD/year
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At the Environmental Conservation Education MA program from New York University students will explore the role of education in solving environmental problems in multiple settings, from the city to the rainforest.


At the Environmental Conservation Education MA program from New York University, you will work with faculty from a wide variety of disciplines, including education, history, philosophy, law, journalism, science, health, and the arts, and learn how to: 

  • Critique the profound effects of human activity on the planet
  • Identify and apply environmental theories, ethics, and policies across a broad range of formal and nonformal settings, both locally and globally, such as schools, cultural institutions, government agencies, and non- and for-profit organizations
  • Describe national and local models of environmental education, analyze contemporary environmental issues, and implement environmental education as an interdisciplinary tool in fostering environmental literacy and sustainability
  • Develop competencies in environmental education, including program design, curriculum development, evaluation, grant writing, policy analysis, and nonprofit management

Careers and Outcomes

Graduates of NYU Steinhardt's Environmental Conservation Education master's live and work in the United States and around the world. They direct projects, evaluate programs, consult, advocate for change, develop new policies, and create and run their own companies or nonprofit organizations – all in the name of educating the public about environmental conservation and sustainability.

Our alumni hold positions as conservation educators, environmental consultants, and more in:

  • City, state, federal, and international agencies
  • Parks, nature centers, zoos, and botanical gardens
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Public and private schools

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Politics
  • Environmental Education: Theory and Practice
  • Cities and Their Environments
  • Environmental Thought
  • Internship in Environmental Conservation Education
  • Field Ecology
  • Urban Ecology
  • Sustainable Places: Social and Ecological Field Studies 
  • Using Non-Formal Resources to Teach Science and Sustainability
  • Environmental Justice through Digital Empowerment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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37 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Résumé/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Proficiency in English

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    74740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2020 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    74740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2020 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 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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