Master Online

Ecosystem Management and Administration

Pennsylvania State University

12 months
950 USD/credit 28500 USD/year
950 USD/credit 28500 USD/year
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Go beyond the science of environmental resources to learn about the real-world, practical implementation of ecosystem management projects. This online Ecosystem Management and Administration degree program at Pennsylvania State University explores both the quantitative tools and social and leadership skills that are necessary to manage the world’s natural resources.


There is a growing demand for professionals with the skills necessary to maintain efficient use of the world's natural resources in a wide range of environments — forests, wildlife communities, aquatic systems, soils, parks and other developed natural systems.

A master's degree in Ecosystem Management and Administration at Pennsylvania State University can help you keep up with rapid changes in applications and methodology and prepare you for higher-level positions in ecosystem management–related fields.

As a student in the program, you can develop the ability to apply quantitative tools — such as statistics, financial analysis, and geographic information systems — and a broader understanding of the economic, financial, legal, and policy context to managing and addressing natural resource problems and issues.


Earning this advanced degree in ecosystem management from Penn State can prepare you to become an effective leader, decision maker, and manager at for-profit natural resources companies; local, state, and federal agencies; consulting firms; or select non-governmental organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ecosystem Monitoring
  • Environmental Law and Policy
  • Ecosystem Management, Planning, and Economics
  • Making Maps That Matter With GIS 
  • Leadership Development: A Life-Long Learning Perspective
  • Planning and Resource Management
  • Communication Skills for Leaders in Groups and Organizations
  • Collective Decision Making
  • Conflict Resolution and Negotiation
  • Applied Statistics

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  • Part-time
    • 12 months

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30 alternative credits



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General requirements

  • For admission to the Graduate School, an applicant must hold either (1) a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or (2) a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution.
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended, regardless of the number of credits or semesters completed.
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    28500 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 950 USD per credit during 12 months.
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    28500 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 950 USD per credit during 12 months.


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