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Future Students

The department offers opportunities for graduate study through the MS, Ph.D, and graduate certificate certificate programs listed below. NOTE: For the 2021 - 2022 academic year the GRE exam is not required for admission due to COVID-19.

Graduate Programs Offered:


For the Ph.D. degree, there is a more variable amount of required coursework, as well as a research dissertation.  Compared to the MS degree, the Ph.D. degree has a greater emphasis on theory, research methods, writing research proposals, and publishing research in peer reviewed outlets.

Environment and Society

M.S. Programs

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The MS degree requires a minimum of 30 credits, of which 24 must be in residence.   There are two options available in the MS:  The Plan A requires students to complete coursework, as well as a research thesis; The Plan B is a nonthesis, terminal degree, based largely on coursework and a professional paper or project.

Environment and Society
Recreation Resource Management

Getting Started:

Additional Information:

If you have any questions about the application process, or if you are a current ENVS graduate student and have questions regarding your current program, please contact Becky Hirst 435-797-3781.