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Forest Resources and Conservation (Concentration in Natural Resource Policy and Administration)

University of Florida

24 months
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30134 USD/year
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About

This Forest Resources and Conservation (Concentration in Natural Resource Policy and Administration) program delivered by University of Florida is designed for natural resource or environmental science professionals who are interested in advancing their careers by earning a graduate degree.

Overview

The online Master of Science in Natural Resource Policy and Administration is offered by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation. This program is designed for natural resource or environmental science professionals who are interested in advancing their careers by earning a graduate degree. The ability to take this program entirely online means that students will not have to sacrifice their commitments to career and family in order to earn the degree.

University of Florida graduates of natural resource degree programs are well-equipped for careers focused in biology, statistics, ecology, geology, and other sciences, but lack a strong basis in the administrative aspects of careers in government, state/federal agencies, NGOs, and private firms. Stakeholder and industry feedback has been unanimous with regards to the need for training, for traditional and non-traditional students, in policy, analysis, human management, and organizational administration. This concentration offers a means of obtaining the prerequisites to higher-level administration careers for natural resource professionals as well as students seeking to round-out their education in natural resources.

Learning Goals

Students completing the MS non-thesis with concentration in Forest Resources and Conservation (Concentration in Natural Resource Policy and Administration) will develop or strengthen their knowledge and skills, including:

1) Content knowledge in the following areas:- implications of natural resource policy and economic theory to resource management- application of policy and economic theory in regards to legislation and administration of natural resources- how to conduct stakeholder assessments, surveys, and other public interactions

2) Communication skills, with regards to conflict and collaboration management- application of best practices to communicate effectively with public and stakeholders in written form

3) Critical Thinking- identify, evaluate, and manage human dimension issues (conflicts)- analyze natural resource policies and economics

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Practical Legal Concepts in Natural Resources
  • Natural Resource Conservation & Management Policies & Issues
  • Conservation Behavior
  • Natural Resource Economics & Valuation
  • Conflict, Collaboration, and Community Engagement in Natural Resources
  • Human and Organizational Management in Natural Resources

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • All semesters deadline - 2-3 months prior to term start date

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • $30 application fee, paid to the Office of Admissions.
  • Official transcripts of all previous academic work. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 is expected.
  • GRE scores – general test only, taken within five years. Typical combined scores range from approximately 295-305.
  • Three letters of recommendation from relevant academic or employment colleagues.
  • Letter of intent/statement of purpose detailing the areas you wish to study and/or your background.
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30134 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30134 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    30134 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30134 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12740 USD per year during 24 months.

Funding

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