Master in Environmental Management 3+2

Faculty & Staff

Faculty

Melanie  Armstrong, Ph.D.  headshot
Assistant Professor & Public Lands Coordinator
Phone:
Office Location: Kelley Hall 109
D. Scott Borden, Ph.D. headshot
Graduate Faculty, Master in Environmental Management Programs (MEM) & MBA in Outdoor Industry
Phone: 970.943.2294
Office Location: Kelley Hall 108
Abel Chávez, Ph.D. headshot
Dean of Graduate Studies, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor of Environment & Sustainability
Phone: 970.943.2017
Office Location: Kelley Hall 104 and Taylor Hall 322
Kate Clark, Ph.D.  headshot
Director of Undergraduate Environment & Sustainability Program; Graduate Faculty in Master in Environmental Management programs, Environment & Sustainability and Sociology programs
Phone:
Office Location: Kelley Hall 146
Jonathan Coop, Ph.D. headshot
Associate Professor
Phone: 970.943.2565
Office Location: Kelley Hall 105
Luke  Danielson headshot
Clark Sustainable Development Chair in Environment and Sustainability
Phone: 303.912.0855
Office Location: Kelley 206
Jennie DeMarco, Ph.D. headshot
Lecturer in Environment & Sustainability
Phone: 970.943.2013
Office Location: Leslie J. Savage Library 303
Dave Ellerbroek, Ph.D. headshot
Graduate Faculty for Sustainability Transitions
Phone:
Office Location:
Suzanne Ewy, JD headshot
Coldharbour Chair in Environment & Sustainability, Executive Director, Coldharbour Institute
Phone: 970.943.2023
Office Location: Kelley Hall 114A
Karen Hausdoerffer, MFA headshot
Lecturer in Environment & Sustainability
Phone: 970.943.3450
Office Location: Kelley Hall 142
John C. Hausdoerffer, Ph.D.  headshot
Dean, School of Environment & Sustainability
Phone: 970.943.3450
Office Location: Kelley Hall 142
Corrie Knapp, Ph.D. headshot
Associate Professor of Environment & Sustainability
Phone: 970.943.3154
Office Location: Kelley Hall 116
Salif P. Mahamane, M.S. headshot
Assistant Professor of Psychology; Graduate Faculty, MEM
Phone: 970.943.7037
Office Location: Kelley Hall 206
Taryn Mead, Ph.D. headshot
Graduate Faculty
Phone: 970.943.3954
Office Location: Kelley Hall 108
Brooke Moran, Ph.D. headshot
Professor of Recreation & Outdoor Education for MEM Graduate Program, Adjunct Graduate Faculty for Outdoor Industry MBA
Phone: 970.943.2118
Office Location: Wright Gym 223
Jeff Sellen, Ph.D.  headshot
Professor of Environment & Sustainability, Director of Colorado Water Workshop
Phone: 970.943.3162
Office Location: Kelley Hall 107
Lynn Sikkink, Ph.D. headshot
Professor of Anthropology
Phone: 970.943.2062
Office Location: Hurst Hall 31C
Sally Thode headshot
Lecturer in Environment & Sustainability
Phone:
Office Location: Kelley Hall 114A
Jessica Young, Ph.D. headshot
Professor of Environment & Sustainability, Master in Environmental Management and Master of Science in Ecology
Phone: 970.765.8488
Office Location: Kelley Hall 143
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Master in Environmental Management
  • Accelerated Master's Degree

Overview

The Master in Environmental Management (MEM) 3+2 is a professional master’s program that prepares students for careers in building more environmentally and socially sustainable relations with the land. Undergraduates interested in the program can choose to major in Biology, Business AdministrationEnvironment & SustainabilityPolitics & Government, Psychology, Public HistoryRecreation & Outdoor Education or Sociology

Once students reach the graduate portion of the program, they choose a track in Integrative & Public Land Management, Sustainable & Resilient Communities or Global Sustainability.

This is the only program in Colorado where students can earn a bachelor’s degree and MEM in just five years. 

How It Works

Students choose between one of seven undergraduate programs that are designed to prepare them for the Master in Environmental Management (MEM) while meeting their specific interests. At the end of their sophomore summer, they apply to the MEM. If they meet the requirements, they become “MEM Candidates with Provisional Acceptance” at the end of their junior year. Students spend the summer, fall and spring semesters of their senior year taking the first 23 credits of the MEM. Those credits also count as their final undergraduate credits, and students earn their B.S. or B.A. upon completion of the courses. Students then enter their fifth year as “MEM Degree Seeking Students.” They complete their MEM that year with a 600-hour master’s project serving an environmental organization. The project can be completed anywhere in the world. 

Tuition & Aid

MEM 3+2 students have access to financial aid for four years, during which they also have access to program-specific aid. For the first three years, students in the program pay undergraduate tuition and are eligible for undergraduate financial aid. The fourth year, students pay full MEM tuition, plus six credits of undergraduate tuition; this qualifies them for better financial aid options. In the final year, students pay graduate tuition. Altogether, this reduces the price of a master’s degree by approximately one year from what a traditional program would cost.

Tuition & Fees Chart

Year 1

Cost Per Credit

Credits

Fees Per Credit

Total Cost (In-State)

Total Cost (Out-of-State)

In-State

$276.00

32

$117.75

$12,600.00

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Out-of-State

$754.00

32

$117.75

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$27,896.00

Year 2

 

 

 

 

 

In-State

$276.00*

31

$117.75*

$12,206.25*

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Out-of-State

$754.00*

31

$117.75*

---

$27,024.25*

Year 3

 

 

 

 

 

In-State

$276.00

28

$117.75*

$11,025.00*

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Out-of-State

$754.00*

28

$117.75*

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$24,409.00*

Summer

$725.03*

5

$55.40*

$3,902.15* 

$3,902.15*

Year 4

 

 

 

 

 

In-State

$276.00*

6

$117.75*

$2,362.50*

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Out-of-State

$754.00*

6

$117.75*

---

$5,203.50*

Graduate

$725.03*

18

$55.40*

$14,047.74*

$14,047.74*

Summer

$725.03*

5

$55.40*

$3,902.15*

$3,902.15*

Year 5

 

 

 

 

 

Graduate

$725.03*

18

$55.40*

$14,047.74*

$14,047.74*

 

Careers

Students enter the workforce with the skills to succeed in their careers. Our graduates work at:

  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Central Colorado Foodshed Alliance
  • Coastal Mountains Land Trust
  • E9 Insight
  • Middle South Platte River Alliance
  • National Park Service
  • National Young Farmers Coalition
  • Natural Capitalism Solutions
  • Statistics Canada
  • Teton Science Schools
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Yosemite Conservancy

Learn More

Reach out to John C. Hausdoerffer, Ph.D. for more information.