“I’m thrilled about the promising and unique opportunities this program offers by allowing students to tailor the master’s degree to their own personal and professional needs,” says Western professor and program director, Dr. John Hausdoerffer. “Connecting a global network of environmental problem-solvers and using the ecological diversity, natural resource wealth, and emerging sustainable community movements of the Colorado Rockies as its central classroom, Western’s MEM offers interdisciplinary training for building environmental and community resilience.”
Western’s MEM prepares students for careers such as environmental nonprofit development, sustainability consulting, water and land conservation, and public lands management.
The MEM offers a hybrid learning environment for full-residency students rooted in the learning laboratories of the Gunnison Country, combined with a low-residency option for environmental professionals. Western’s MEM has also developed partnerships with major natural resource agencies and environmental organizations to ensure high-level student projects and career networking.
The Master’s degree is a two-year program. Candidates will begin with a two-week residency on campus in summer 2014 where all MEM students and faculty will gather for an intensive field-based course on solution-driven and professionally-focused collaboration.
The MEM is Western’s third graduate program. Western also offers a MFA in Creative Writing and a Master of Arts in Education.
For more information or to apply for fall 2014, please contact Dr. John Hausdoerffer by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 970.943.3450. Interested candidates can also find admission requirements on our website.