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2011-2012 General Catalog 
    
2011-2012 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

Recreation Resource Management, MS


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College of Natural Resources

Department of Environment and Society

Degree Programs


The department offers opportunities for graduate study through the MA, MS, PhD, and graduate certificate programs listed below.

The MS degree requires a minimum of 30 credits, of which 24 must be in residence.Candidates for the MA must complete the requirements for the MS, with the addition of at least two years (approximately 16 credits) of an approved foreign language or some other demonstration of foreign language proficiency. There are two options available in the MA and MS programs. 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.

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

Recreation Resource Management MS/PhD


Recreation Resource Management is for graduate students interested in planning and management of visitor use in wildland recreation settings, such as state and national parks, forests, monuments, and wilderness areas, requiring an understanding of the landscape, its natural resources, and the people who visit. Degree programs offer courses in both the bio-physical and social sciences, along with an emphasis on communication and collaboration skills. Opportunities are available to work as recreation planners and managers; park, forest, monument, or wilderness rangers; environmental interpreters; visitor center directors; and other similar occupations. Graduate study provides additional opportunities for research and teaching in higher education, as well as work in the government, nongovernment, and private sectors.

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