Peace Corps Master's International Program

Degree options


Agricultural research fields on the UAF campus. Photo by Todd Paris.
Agricultural research fields on the UAF campus. Photo by Todd Paris.

There are two options within the NRM masters program.

Professional Master’s Degree in Natural Resource Management and Geography
This is a non-thesis option that requires thirty-five (35) credit hours including 6 credits for research.  Six (6) graduate credits will be awarded for Peace Corps service. This option is designed for those planning a management career involving largely non-research responsibilities such as planning, administration, communication and public information, and impact assessment. 

Master’s of Science in Natural Resource Management
This option requires thirty (30) credit hours, including 6 to 12 credits for thesis research and writing.  Six (6) graduate credits will be awarded for Peace Corps service. The thesis option is designed for those intending to proceed on to a doctoral program and/or to pursue a career conducting research in management problems. 

For more detail on these options, see the “Degree Requirements” page of this website.

Areas of specialty

Students can pursue several areas of interest within the UAF Natural Resources Management master’s degree, including Horticulture, Soil Science, Agronomy, Animal Science, Forest Ecology, Silviculture, Resource Economics, Collaborative Resource Planning, Protected Area Management, Outdoor Recreation, Resource Policy, and more. 

NRM students in the classroom and in the field

Winter on the UAF campus photo by Todd Paris.  Class photos by Susan Todd.

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