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Graduate Program

The University of Idaho is looking forward to supporting another amazing group of learners and educators with our new cohort beginning in the Fall at the McCall Field Campus. There is still time to enroll and participate in our award-winning residential program. Acknowledging the uncertainty of our times, if circumstances require that we cannot be face to face, the graduate program will endeavor to make distance participation opportunities available as needed. Connect today with our Graduate Program Coordinator, Leslie Dorsey, to learn more and to apply.

Do you dream of earning your degree amid the rivers, mountains and lakes of the majestic Rockies? The Master of Natural Resources graduate program in environmental education and science communication is an experience in which the grandeur of West-Central Idaho is fundamental to learning. The University of Idaho College of Natural Resources has once again been recognized by College Factual as ranking #8 among the best Natural Resources and Conservation programs in the country - and #1 for value.

Graduate residents in the Environmental Education and Science Communication program:

Mission, Vision and Values

The mission of the University of Idaho College of Natural Resources’ McCall Outdoor Science School is to transform the lives of individuals and our communities through innovative outdoor research and educational experiences.

We envision vibrant, diverse and inclusive communities, empowered to ask difficult questions and transform ways of thinking, to collaboratively and compassionately sustain the social and ecological systems that provide for us.

As a whole, the MOSS faculty and staff value creativity, sustainability, diversity, inclusion, integrity, collaboration, and reflection.

Philosophy of Education

The Graduate Program at MOSS advocates holistic thinking to understand complex ecological and social issues of today and tomorrow. In doing so we are creating citizens and stewards that have the knowledge and competency to immediately fulfill myriad needs of organizations tackling the multifaceted challenges facing our communities.

We value intellectual participation, inclusivity and skill development to produce community leaders. In doing so we are challenged to dare, take risks and perform creative acts leading to personal and communal growth that gifts the power to make meaningful change in the world.

Do you want to join our community?

Prospective graduate students from across all disciplines are encouraged to apply, as we value the diversity of thinking that comes from all backgrounds. Our program is inclusive and we thus seek sincere, hardworking, creative applicants who demonstrate a desire to learn and a willingness to facilitate youth programs. Scholarship funding is available to support graduate students. Email us or fill out the information request form to learn more.

Application Deadline

Now accepting applications for both the Master of Natural Resources and the Certificate of Environmental Education and Science Communications. Join our next class! Apply by February 1st and receive a $500 housing discount if you choose to live on campus.

Leslie Dorsey


My name is Leslie Dorsey and not only am I the Graduate Program Coordinator at MOSS, I am a proud program alumni. I look forward to speaking with you on the phone or via email to get all your questions answered about our unique one-year Master's program. Don't hesitate to contact me and introduce yourself!


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Contact Us

College of Natural Resources

Physical Address:
1800 University Lane
McCall, ID 83638

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1025
McCall, ID 83638

Phone: 208-885-1080

Fax: 208-634-5244



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