Imagine an office that consists of the rivers, mountains, and lakes of the central Idaho Rockies. As a graduate student at the McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS), you will provide high quality, field-based environmental education programs to the youth of Idaho. In addition, you will earn a Master of Science in Natural Resources from the University of Idaho in as little as three semesters!
The Master of Science in Natural Resources is a non-thesis MS which includes a graduate level certificate in environmental education. It is perfect for those seeking an experiential, efficient, and cost effective graduate degree. Use it as a launching pad into a doctoral program or a career in environment, education, or natural resources.
Program highlights include:
- Hands-on, field-based teaching experience in environmental education for K12 students.
- Graduate level courses in Community Ecology, Instructional Strategies, Outdoor Leadership and more.
- Experience in nonprofit administration.
- Community living in a spectacular natural environment - make friends that will last a lifetime.
Prospective graduate students with undergraduate degrees in natural resources, education, the liberal arts, the traditional sciences, fisheries and wildlife, forestry, geography, outdoor recreation, environmental science and more are encouraged to apply.
These programs are for you if you're interested in pursuing careers as:
- Teachers at all grade levels in both public and private schools.
- Educators and program directors in museums, science centers, nature centers and environmental education programs.
- University researchers and teachers.
- Natural resource managers.
- Instructors in experiential outdoor programs.
- Executive directors and program managers for nonprofit field science schools.
- Outreach educators for advocacy and conservation groups.
Click on Other Degree Options to see a list of additional degree options at the University of Idaho that former MOSS graduate students have attended to complete their Masters degree. These programs will require a separate application process and likely more time to complete than the direct MOSS non-thesis MS program option listed above.