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Overview of program elements

To graduate from the Resilience and Adaptation Program, students must successfully complete the following program elements:

  • Orientation: held at the beginning of first year of studies
  • Core classes: Global to Local Sustainability; Integrated Assessment & Adaptive Management; Resilience Seminar I & II; Module courses in economics, natural sciences, and human dimensions (1 credit each); other courses as determined by student's committee
  • All RAP: monthly seminar designed to bring together all RAP students and alumni around special topics and presentations by invited guest lecturers.
  • Retreat: held during the first semester of studies, the two-day RAP retreat includes a public lecture by an invited scholar and showcases current RAP research around a series of talks, poster presentations, workshops and outreach events.
  • Internships & Service Learning: RAP students are required to complete a 6-8 week internship


Approximately 7-8 Fellowships are available each year for Doctoral and Masters students for the first year of study. Funding for the second year continues in the form of teaching or research assistantships.

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