Natural Resources and Environment, School of

Details

We encourage you to complete your application online via the secure link -- this method expedites the application and review process. Your letters of recommendation, resume, statement of purpose, and unoffical copies of transcripts may also be submitted online.

Natural Resources
Admits for Fall term. Deadline for Ph.D. applications is January 6. Deadline for master's applications is January 6 for financial aid consideration, otherwise April 30. GRE general required. Resume, statement of purpose, and three letters of recommendation required. Final, official transcripts to both SNRE and Rackham required. GPA Worksheet not required.
Please use the following information when completing the application.
Code: 00321; Academic Program: Natural Resources; M.S.
Code: 02167; Academic Program: Natural Resources Accelerated Master's Degree (U-M); M.S.
Code: 02168; Academic Program: Natural Resources Accelerated Master's Degree (Tsinghua); M.S.
Code: 00320; Academic Program: Natural Resources; Ph.D.

Landscape Architecture
Not currently accepting applications for the Ph.D. program. Admits for Fall term. Deadline for applications is January 6 for financial aid consideration, otherwise April 30. GRE general required. Resume, statement of purpose, and three letters of recommendation required. Final, official transcripts to both SNRE and Rackham required. Master's degree required for doctoral program. GPA Worksheet not required.
Please use the following information when completing the application.
Code: 00260; Academic Program: Landscape Architecture; M.LArch.
Code: 02166; Academic Program: Landscape Architecture Accelerated Master's Degree (U-M); M.LArch.
Code: 02169; Academic Program: Landscape Architecture Accelerated Master's Degree (Tsinghua); M.LArch.
Code: 00258; Academic Program: Landscape Architecture; Ph.D.

Certificate of Graduate Studies in Environmental Justice (Open to U-M students only)
Admits for Fall and Winter term. Priority deadline for Fall applications is February 1. Winter deadline is October 1. GRE general required; resume with advisor signature and statement of purpose required. Final, official transcripts to both SNRE and Rackham required. Students must be admitted to or have received in the past five years, a Master's or Ph.D. before being admitted to a Certificate Program. GPA Worksheet not required.
Please use the following information when completing the application.
Code: 01987; Academic Program: Environmental Justices; Certificate.

Certificate of Graduate Studies in Industrial Ecology (Open to U-M students only)
Admits for Fall and Winter term. Deadline for applications for Fall is February 1. Winter deadline is October 1. GRE general are required; resume with advisor signature and statement of purpose required. Final, official transcripts to both SNRE and Rackham required. Students must be admitted to or have received in the past five years, a Master's or Ph.D. before being admitted to a Certificate Program. GPA Worksheet not required.
Please use the following information when completing the application:
Code: 01584; Academic Program: Industrial Ecology; Certificate.

Certificate of Graduate Studies in Spatial Analysis (Open to all applicants)
Admits for Fall and Winter term. Deadline for Fall applications is February 1. Winter deadline is October 1. GRE general required; resume with advisor signature and statement of purpose required. Final, official transcripts to both SNRE and Rackham required. Students must be admitted to or have received in the past five years, a Master's or Ph.D. before being admitted to a Certificate Program. GPA Worksheet not required.
Please use the following information when completing the application.
Code: 01633; Academic Program: Spatial Analysis; Certificate.

Certificate of Graduate Studies in Sustainability (Open to all applicants)
Admits for Fall and Winter term. Deadline for Fall applications is February 1. Winter deadline is October 1. GRE general required; resume with advisor signature and statement of purpose required. Final, official transcripts to both SNRE and Rackham required. Students must be admitted to or have received in the past five years, a Master's or Ph.D. before being admitted to a Certificate Program. GPA Worksheet not required.
Please use the following information when completing the application.
Code: 02132; Academic Program: Sustainabilitys; Certificate.

 

Faculty

Interim Dean: Professor Dan Brown

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs: Professor Donald Zak

Associate Dean for Research: Professor Maria Carmen Lemos

Professors: Agrawal, Arvai, Bierbaum, Brown, Burton, Cardinale, Currie, Diana, Grese, Keoleian, Lemos, Low, Lyon, Mohai, Moore, Nassauer, Perfecto, Taylor, Wiley, Yaffee, Zak, and Zint

Associate Professors: De Young, Foufopoulos, Hardin, Hunter, Ibanez, Jones, Miller, Princen, Wondolleck, and Xu

Assistant Professors: Blesh, Butt, Fischer, Jain, Johnson, Lindquist, Meeks, Newell, and Reames

Professor Emeriti: Allan, Bryant, Bulkley, Crowfoot, Kaplan, Morton, Oleson, Polakowski, Webb, and Witter

Research Scientists: Beletsky and Johengen

Associate Research Scientists: Adlerstein-Gonzalez, and Bergen

Assistant Research Scientists: Riseng, and Zhang

Professor of Practice: Jose Alfaro

Degree Programs

Degree Programs of the Department

In addition to the specific requirements listed below, see the Master's Degrees and Doctoral Degrees sections of the Rackham Graduate School Academic Policies.


Master of Science

Natural Resources and Environment MS (5740MS)

Admission

We offer fields of study in both social systems and natural systems as part of our MS degree. A baccalaureate degree is required for fields of study emphasizing the social systems, preferably with competence in the biophysical or social sciences, including biology, calculus, and microeconomics. A baccalaureate degree in biology or applied ecology is preferred for programs emphasizing the natural systems, preferably with coursework in chemistry, math, or physics. Outstanding students from a non-biological field are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must submit an online application, which can be found here.

Students currently or previously enrolled in a University of Michigan graduate program may apply by submitting the appropriate application, including a new Statement of Intent and additional letters of recommendation. Please see http://www.snre.umich.edu/ for clarification on required materials.

General Requirements

Minimum Number of Credits Required: 42 credit hours including at least 25 hours in School of Natural Resources and Environment courses.

Core Course Requirement: Two core courses, NRE 509, NRE 510, Integrated Analytics Method & Skills requirement.Two courses, minimum three credits total.

Foreign Language Requirement: None.

Work Experience Requirement: None, but one to three years of relevant work experience is very strongly recommended for admission.

Opus Requirement: As part of their degree requirements, SNRE master's students complete a master's project, practicum, or thesis. Non-opus course options are available; requirements differ for each field of study.

Final Examination: Students completing a project must prepare a written report and present their work in a public forum.

Fields of Study

Within the Master of Science Degree program are six fields of study:

  • Behavior, Education and Communication
    Provides insight into how humans and the environment sustain and shape each other.
    • Specific Course Requirement: At least three courses specializing in Behavior, Education and Communication with 9-12. At least two Analytics courses, including NRE 538 or equivalent and another graduate level analytical course. Elective courses are field of study specific and must be a graduate level course at 400-level and above. The faculty advisor will indicate other specific course requirements based on the individual’s background. A minimum of 4 credit hours outside of SNRE are required as cognate courses, which can be double counted with other degree requirements. Please see http://www.snre.umich.edu/ for more information on specific requirements.
    • Opus Requirement:
      • Option #1: At most 6 credit hours of NRE 700/NRE 701
      • Option #2: 6 credit hours of advanced coursework including at least 1 BEC seminar (600 level), and one skills module, and or any remaining credit hours taken as courses from BEC lists A & B.
  • Conservation Ecology
    Provides training in basic and applied sciences relevant to aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems sciences as well as conservation biology issues related to resource conservation and ecosystem management.
    • Specific Course Requirement: At least three courses specializing in Conservation Ecology with 9 credit hours total. Elective courses are field of study specific and must be a graduate level course at 400-level and above. At least two Analytics courses, including NRE 538 or equivalent and another acceptable graduate level analytical course. The faculty advisor will indicate other specific course requirements based on the individual’s background. A minimum of 4 credit hours outside of SNRE are required as cognate courses, which can be double counted with other degree requirements. Please see http://www.snre.umich.edu/ for more information on specific requirements.
    • Opus Requirement:
      • Option #1: At most 6 credit hours of NRE 700/NRE 701
      • Option #2: 6-8 credits of Conservation Ecology approved courses; See advisor for non-opus guidance.
  • Environmental Informatics
    Gain knowledge and skills in quantitative and spatial techniques for studying environmental and ecological systems and their interactions with humans and their institutions.
    • Specific Course Requirement: Two core courses, NRE 531: Principles of GIS and NRE 541: Remote Sensing. One Analytics course, NRE 538. At least six credits of Elective courses that are field of study specific and must be a graduate level course at 400-level and above. The faculty advisor will indicate other specific course requirements based on the individual’s background. A minimum of 4 credit hours outside of SNRE are required as cognate courses, which can be double counted with other degree requirements. Please see http://www.snre.umich.edu/ for more information on specific requirements.
    • Opus Requirement:
      • Option #1: At most 6 credit hours of NRE 700/NRE 701
      • Option #2: Non-Opus - Additional approved courses to total 42 credits.
  • Environmental Justice
    Develop understanding of issues that have launched a worldwide environmental justice movement.
    • Specific Course Requirement: At least three courses specializing in Environmental Justice. Distribution courses with one course focused on international context of Environmental Justice. Elective courses are field of study specific and must be a graduate level course at 400-level and above. At least two Analytics courses, including one statistics course and another graduate level analytical course. The faculty advisor will indicate other specific course requirements based on the individual’s background. A minimum of 4 credit hours outside of SNRE are required as cognate courses, which can be double counted with other degree requirements. Please see http://www.snre.umich.edu/ for more information on specific requirements.
    • Opus Requirement:
      • Option #1: At most 6 credit hours of NRE 700/NRE 701
      • Option #2: See advisor for non-opus guidance.
  • Environmental Policy and Planning
    Helps students develop skills in: formulating, analyzing and advocating alternative policy strategies; developing new decision-making processes; devising creative approaches to management
    • Specific Course Requirement: Policy Specialization - NRE 562; Planning Specialization - NRE 562 and Planning course. Elective courses are field of study specific and must be a graduate level course at 400-level and above. At least two Analytics courses, including one statistics course and Policy Specialization - NRE 570 and one other economic 7 week course; Planning Specialization - NRE 531. The faculty advisor will indicate other specific course requirements based on the individual’s background. A minimum of 4 credit hours outside of SNRE are required as cognate courses, which can be double counted with other degree requirements. Please see http://www.snre.umich.edu/ for more information on specific requirements.
    • Opus Requirement:
      • Option #1: At most 6 credit hours of NRE 700/NRE 701
      • Option #2: 8 credits of Environmental Policy and Planning approved courses; See advisor for non-opus guidance.
  • Sustainable Systems
    Provides students an interdisciplinary education to guide the development and transformation of technologies, enterprise and systems for meeting basic human needs in a sustainable manner.
    • Specific Course Requirement: 6 credits in Systems Analysis for Sustainability and at least three courses specializing in Sustainable Design and Technology and Sustainable Enterprise with 9 credit hours total. At least 8 credit hours of Elective courses that are field of study specific and must be a graduate level course at 400-level and above. One statistics course and at least two approved Sustainable Systems Analytics courses. The faculty advisor will indicate other specific course requirements based on the individual’s background. A minimum of 4 credit hours outside of SNRE are required as cognate courses, which can be satisfied by courses meeting other degree requirements but cannot be double counted with other degree requirements. Please see http://www.snre.umich.edu/ for more information on specific requirements.
    • Opus Requirement:
      • Option #1: 6 credit hours of NRE 700/NRE 701
      • Option #2: 3 credits Sustainable Systems core and 3 credits Advisor approved coursework; See advisor for non-opus guidance.

Master of Landscape Architecture

The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) degree provides a first professional degree to students without prior design training (three-year MLA program) and an advanced degree to students with previous training from undergraduate programs in landscape architecture resulting in a Bachelor's of Landscape Architecture (two year MLA program). Emphasis is on educating professionals who can solve problems by incorporating findings from a wide range of disciplines and who will work in various areas of design, conservation, development, and management.

Admission

A baccalaureate degree is required. Degrees with emphasis in arts and science are equally as acceptable as design degrees. The baccalaureate preferably should include at least one course in ecology, economics, political science, and either psychology or sociology.

Applicants must submit an online application, which can be found here.

Students currently or previously enrolled in a University of Michigan graduate program may apply by submitting the appropriate application, which includes a new Statement of Intent and additional letters of recommendation. Please see http://www.snre.umich.edu/ for clarification on required materials.

Requirements

Minimum Number of Credits Required: 44 credit hours including at least 40 hours in School of Natural Resources and Environment courses.

Specific Course Requirements: At least two Analytics courses from the list of courses meeting this requirement and NRE core courses. In addition, students must take specific professional courses in design and construction, plant materials, and landscape architecture history and theory.

Students who do not already have a BLA degree must take an additional year of prerequisite coursework in design, visual communication, site engineering, and plant materials. Most students need three years to complete the degree requirements, although students who already have a BLA or related degree may earn the degree in two years. Please see http://www.snre.umich.edu/ for more information on specific requirements.

Foreign Language Requirement: None.

Work Experience Requirement: None, but students are advised to pursue professionally-related summer work.

Opus Requirement: As part of their degree requirements, all SNRE master's students must complete a project, practicum, or thesis. Students who already have a BLA degree are expected to complete a thesis. Students who do not already have a BLA degree are expected to participate in a group project.

Final Examination: Students completing a project must prepare a written report and present their work in a public forum. Students completing a thesis must prepare a written work.


Certificate of Graduate Studies in Environmental Justice

(Plan Code 01987)

The objectives of the Environmental Justice Certificate Plan are to provide fundamental skills and knowledge; methods and applications of Environmental Justice to enhance the education of students from a wide-range of relevant disciplines at the University of Michigan. The Certificate Plan will consist of five courses totaling 15 credit hours. Five three credit courses will be required, with two selected from the list of four core courses, and the rest selected according to student interests and competing requirements. In the selection of the third, fourth, and fifth courses the student’s advisor will work with the Environmental Justice Plan Coordinating Committee and the student to consult his or her academic record and ascertain the most appropriate courses to be taken. When enrolled in a master's degree program and the certificate program, up to one-sixth of the hours required for the master's degree may be double-counted (i.e., counted toward both programs). More details can be found here: http://snre.umich.edu/degrees/certificate/environmental_justice_certificate.


Certificate of Graduate Studies in Industrial Ecology

(Plan Code 4720CGR)

The primary objective of the Program in Industrial Ecology (PIE) is to enhance the education of University of Michigan graduate students in a range of relevant disciplines by providing them fundamental skills and knowledge of industrial ecology methods and applications. This certificate program requires enrollment for not less than 15 hours of coursework. All course elections must be approved by the student's advisor. When enrolled in a master's degree program and the certificate program, up to one-sixth of the hours required for the master's degree may be double-counted (i.e., counted toward both programs). More details can be found here: http://snre.umich.edu/degrees/certificate/industrial_ecology.


Certificate of Graduate Studies in Spatial Analysis

(Plan Code 7940CGR)

The Spatial Analysis (SA) graduate certificate program prepares graduates for positions as spatial analysis application scientists in state and federal government agencies, private industry, or consulting agencies. This certificate program requires enrollment for not less than 12 hours of coursework selected from a group of core courses in three focus areas. All course elections must be approved by the student's advisor. When enrolled in a master's degree program and the certificate program, up to one-sixth of the hours required for the master's degree may be double-counted (i.e., counted toward both programs). More details can be found here: http://snre.umich.edu/degrees/certificate/spatial_analysis.


Certificate of Graduate Studies in Sustainability

(Plan Code 9140CGR)

The principles of sustainability affect all sectors of society, with concepts taken from a wide range of disciplines. There is preapproved list of courses to be grouped within specific themes in order to offer the most responsive 4 certificate programs. The certificate is designed to accommodate the diverse skill sets and disciplinary backgrounds of potential applicants, yet provide sufficient structure to deliver a cohesive learning experience. The certificate requires completion of 12 credits of coursework, plus an additional capstone experience. Of the 12 credits of coursework, 6 credits are dedicated to acquisition of fundamental knowledge and 6 credits are dedicated to skill development. The capstone experience allows students to apply the knowledge and skills they developed through their coursework, and may take the form of an additional 3-credit course or an approved co-curricular experiential activity. 


Doctor of Philosophy

The School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) offers two doctoral degrees: Ph.D. in Natural Resources and Environment and Ph.D. in Landscape Architecture. The goal of the doctoral programs is to develop the creative abilities of selected exceptional students-training them for independent work that contributes to original research and scholarship at the forefront of their chosen fields. These students are expected to become leaders in training other professionals and in developing the scientific knowledge base for formulating natural resource policies and management practices that contribute to the sustainable use of natural resources.

  • Numeric Code: 00320; Academic Program: Natural Resources & Environment Ph.D.
    • Landscape Architecture; Plan Code 4680PHD1
    • Resource Ecology and Management; Plan Code 8080PHD
    • Resource Policy and Behavior; Plan Code 8040PHD
  • Numeric Code: 00258; Academic Program: Landscape Architecture Ph.D.
    • Landscape Architecture; Plan Code 4680PHD

Admission

Graduate studies may be in any field, but natural resources, natural science, or landscape architecture are particularly appropriate preparation.

Applicants must submit a complete Rackham application which can be found here.

Range of Enrollment

Normally at least two semesters of coursework beyond the master's degree; achieve candidacy in two tears; graduate in 4-5 years.

Specific Course Requirements

One required course, NRE 741, which examines research methods and approaches pertinent to the natural resource and environment fields. In addition, each student must complete or have completed at least two graduate-level courses that focus on tools of analysis, research design, research evaluation, and/or methods of data collection. The remainder of the course of study is set by the student's prelim committee subject to the approval of the School's Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Foreign Language Requirement

None

Work Experience Requirement

None

Precandidate Essay

None

Preliminary Examination

Comprehensive written and oral examinations are administered by the student's prelim committee after all required coursework has been completed.

Candidate Status

After the completion of preliminary examinations and approval of a dissertation proposal, the student's candidacy committee forwards its recommendation for admission to candidacy to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the School of Natural Resources and Environment. See the Doctoral Degrees section of the Rackham Graduate School Academic Policies for general regulations.


Rackham Dual Degree Programs (Joint Programs)

It is possible to design a course of study that covers all of your fields of interest with a dual degree. Combine the Master's degrees of the School with most other graduate programs at the University, please contact SNRE for details.

  • MS/MBA: Ross School of Business, Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise
  • MS/JD: Law School
  • MS/MSE: Engineering Sustainable Systems
  • MS/MUP: Urban Planning

For Important Dual/Joint Degree Credit Information click here.

Contact

School of Natural Resources and Environment
University of Michigan
1520 Dana Building
440 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1041
Phone: (734) 764-6453
Fax:
E-mail:
Website: http://www.snre.umich.edu/

Courses

The following courses constitute the range of approved offerings at the time of the assembly of the publication. Not all of the courses listed below are available for registration. Please see the Schedule of Classes on the Office of the Registrar's website for course offerings by term. The final authority for changes in course offerings rests with the academic departments.

Nat Resources & Environment (Subject Code: NRE)
409/EEB 487/ENVIRON 409.  Ecol of Fishes.  Advisory pre-requisite: BIOLOGY 162 or 171, 172 and 173.  (3 to 4 credits)

415/EEB 424/ENVIRON 415.  Beh Ecol&Consrv Biol.  Advisory pre-requisite: BIOLOGY 162 or 171 and completion or concurrent enrollment in either ENVIRON 415 or EEB 424 or NRE 415  (4 credits)

416/EEB 425/ENVIRON 416.  Fld Skls Wildlf Beh.  Advisory pre-requisite: BIOLOGY 162 or 171 and completion or concurrent enrollment in ENVIRON 415.  (2 credits)

422/ENVIRON 422/EEB 440.  Biol of Fishes.  Advisory pre-requisite: BIOLOGY 162 or 171, 172 and 173.  (3 credits)

423/EEB 441/ENVIRON 423.  Bio Fish Lab.  Advisory pre-requisite: BIOLOGY 162 or 171, 172 and 173.  (1 credits)

430/ENVIRON 430/EEB 489.  Soil Ecology.  Advisory pre-requisite: BIOLOGY 162 or 171 and 172 and 173, and General Chemistry. Concurrent enrollment in ENVIRON 436/EEB 436 and ENVIRON 435/NRE 435 highly recommended.  (3 credits)

433/ENVIRON 433/EEB 433.  Ornithology.  Advisory pre-requisite: BIOLOGY 171 and (172 or 174) and 173, or BIOLOGY 195 and 173  (4 credits)

436/EEB 436/ENVIRON 436.  Woody Plants.  Advisory pre-requisite: BIOLOGY 162 or 171  (4 credits)

449/ENVIRON 449.  Org Theory & Change.  (3 credits)

451/ENVIRON 451/EEB 451.  Biol of Mammals.  Advisory pre-requisite: BIOLOGY 171, (172 or 174) & 173; or BIOLOGY 195 & 173  (4 credits)

475/EHS 588/ENVIRON 475.  Environ Law.  (3 credits)

476/ENVIRON 476/EEB 476.  Ecosystem Ecology.  Advisory pre-requisite: General Ecology and a 400-level course in Aquatic or Terrestrial Ecology.  (3 credits)

480/CLIMATE 480.  Clim Change Action.  Advisory pre-requisite: Senior or graduate standing, MATH 116  (3 credits)

501.  Grad Experimental.  (1 to 4 credits)

503.  Imprints&Archetypes.  (3 credits)

508.  Wetland Ecology.  Advisory pre-requisite: One course in Ecology.  (3 credits)

509.  Ecology: Concpts&App.  (4 credits)

510.  Sci&Prac of Soc Chng.  (3 credits)

512/BL 536.  Ethics Corp Mngmt.  Required pre-requisite: No credit in LHC 531 or 421 or BL 531 or 421  (2.25 credits)

513.  Strat for Sust Devel.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor  (3 credits)

514/EHS 572.  Env Imp Asmnt.  Advisory pre-requisite: EHS 507, EHS 574, or equivalent, Permission from instructor  (2 credits)

516.  Aquatic Entomology.  (3 credits)

517.  Conservation Biology.  (3 credits)

518.  Wildlife Ecol & Mgmt.  (3 credits)

520.  Fluvial Ecosystems.  Advisory pre-requisite: An introductory course in ecology.  (3 credits)

521.  Fld Meth Fluv Ecosys.  Advisory pre-requisite: An introductory course in ecology. Concurrent enrollment in NRE 520, Fluvial Ecosystems, recommended but not required.  (1 credits)

523.  Ecol Risk Assessment.  (2 credits)

526/STRATEGY 525.  Erb Inst Seminar.  (1.5 credits)

527/BE 527.  Energy Mkts&Politics.  (3 credits)

531.  Principles of GIS.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (4 credits)

532.  NR Conflict Mgt Thry.  (3 credits)

533.  Negotiation Skills.  (3 credits)

534.  GIS&Landscape Mod.  Advisory pre-requisite: 420&438/EQ.  (3 credits)

536.  Environ Mediation.  (1 credits)

537.  Urb Sustainability.  (3 credits)

538.  Nat Res Statistics.  (4 credits)

539.  Landscape Ecology.  (2 credits)

540.  GIS&NR Applications.  Advisory pre-requisite: NRE 531/EQ and Permission of Instructor  (2 credits)

541.  Remote Sensing.  (4 credits)

543.  Env Spatial Analys.  Advisory pre-requisite: NRE 420 or equivalent; NRE 438 or equivalent  (3 credits)

545.  App Ecosys Modeling.  (2 credits)

547.  Forest Ecology.  (4 credits)

548.  Land Use&Global Chng.  (3 credits)

549.  Anal&Mod of Eco Data.  Advisory pre-requisite: Students taking this course are expected to have a background (undergrad level) in calculus, algebra and statistics. Students will need their own laptops for the R and OpenBUGS lab tutorials.  (3 credits)

550.  Systms Think Sus Dev.  (3 credits)

551/BE 550.  Non-Mkt Strat.  (3 credits)

552.  Ecosystem Services.  Advisory pre-requisite: NRE 509 and 510 are recommended, or taking these concurrently with NRE 552.  (3 credits)

553.  Diverse Farming Sys.  (3 credits)

555.  Climate&Develop.  (3 credits)

556.  Field Ecology.  Advisory pre-requisite: A course in Ecology or advanced undergraduate BIOLOGY.  (5 credits)

557/CEE 586.  Indus Ecol.  Advisory pre-requisite: Senior standing  (3 to 4 credits)

558/CEE 587.  Watr Res Pol.  Advisory pre-requisite: Senior or graduate standing.  (3 credits)

560/UP 560/SW 710/SW 710/URP 544.  Behavior&Environmt.  (3 credits)

560/UP 560/SW 710/SW 710/URP 544.  Behavior&Environmt.  (3 credits)

561.  Psy Env Stewardship.  (3 credits)

562.  Env Policy&Politics.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing in SNR or permission of instructor.  (3 credits)

563.  Int Environ Policy.  (3 credits)

564.  Loc: Trans Thinking.  (3 credits)

565.  Princ of Transition.  (1.5 credits)

566.  Public Opin&the Env.  Advisory pre-requisite: G.STD/P.I.  (3 credits)

567.  Transp Enrg&Clim Pol.  (3 credits)

568.  Reconnect&Revitalize.  (1.5 credits)

569/CEE 570.  Intro Geostatistics.  Advisory pre-requisite: IOE 265 or equivalent  (3 credits)

570.  Env Econ: Quant Meth.  (3 credits)

571/ECON 471.  Environ Econ.  Required pre-requisite: ECON 401 (C- or better) or Graduate  (3 credits)

573.  Env Footprint & IOA.  (3 credits)

574/RCNSCI 419/PUBPOL 519.  Sus Energy Sys.  Advisory pre-requisite: Senior standing; college-level course in Math or Economics or physical science.  (3 credits)

576/UP 576.  Eco Des Brownfld Dev.  (3 credits)

577.  Pol Eco,Env Sec&Conf.  (3 credits)

578.  Urban Stormwater.  (3 credits)

581/EDUC 581.  Adv Environmentl Ed.  (3 credits)

583/ECON 472.  Interm N R Econ.  Required pre-requisite: ECON 401 (C- or better) or Graduate  Advisory pre-requisite: NRE 570 or PI  (3 credits)

585.  Seminar on CAD.  (1 credits)

586.  Visualizing Environ.  Advisory pre-requisite: Acceptance into Landscape Architecture or Permission of instructor.  (2 credits)

587.  Plac&Env Makng Place.  Advisory pre-requisite: Acceptance into Landscape Architecture Program  (4 credits)

588.  Site Engineering.  (4 credits)

589.  Ecological Restorat.  Advisory pre-requisite: Senior or Graduate standing  (4 credits)

590.  Eco Site Design 1&2.  Advisory pre-requisite: NRE 587  (2 credits)

591.  Materials&Methods.  Advisory pre-requisite: Acceptance in Landscape Architecture and NRE 588  (3 credits)

592/UP 502/URP 542.  Env Pln:Iss&Concept.  (3 credits)

592/UP 502/URP 542.  Env Pln:Iss&Concept.  (3 credits)

593.  Environ Justice.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing or Instructor permission  (3 credits)

594.  Pov, Env, & Inequal.  (3 credits)

595/CEE 589.  Risk Benefit.  Advisory pre-requisite: Senior or graduate standing.  (3 credits)

596/AAS 596.  Hist Env Thot&Activ.  (3 credits)

597.  Environ Sys Analysis.  (3 credits)

598.  N R Internship-Gr.  Advisory pre-requisite: Permission of the sponsoring faculty.  (1 to 3 credits)

600.  Dir Res&Sp Prob-Gr.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.  (1 to 8 credits)

601.  Ind Eco Exper Learn.  (3 credits)

605/BA 605.  Green Development.  (3 credits)

610.  Adv LCA Methods&Tool.  (1.5 credits)

615.  Renew Elec&the Grid.  Advisory pre-requisite: Student must take NRE 574 or have equivalent knowledge before enrolling in this course.  (3 credits)

631/UP 631.  Lnd Use&Phy Pln.  Advisory pre-requisite: UP 518; UP 519/permission of instructor  (3 to 6 credits)

639.  Adv Sem in Res Ecol.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (1 to 3 credits)

641.  Res Meth Envir&Beh.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (3 credits)

661.  Conservatn Beh Sem.  (3 credits)

662.  Adv Sem in Res Pol.  (1 to 3 credits)

664.  Food&Fuel: Res Que.  Advisory pre-requisite: G.STD&P.I.  (1.5 to 2 credits)

668/ECON 661.  Adv N R Econ.  Advisory pre-requisite: Intermediate economic theory  (3 credits)

669/ECON 662.  Envrnmtl Ec.  Advisory pre-requisite: ECON 501 or 603, and 653, or equivalent  (3 credits)

677.  RPB Research Sem.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (1 to 3 credits)

684/ARTDES 484.  Sci Ill:Fld Sketch.  (4 credits)

686/PUBPOL 563/HMP 686.  Environmental Policy.  Advisory pre-requisite: Permission of Instructor  (3 credits)

687.  Landscape Planning.  Advisory pre-requisite: NRE 540, 587, 590 or equivalent.  (4 credits)

688.  Site Plan&Design.  Advisory pre-requisite: NRE 687  (4 credits)

691.  Plnts Use Des Lndsc.  Advisory pre-requisite: Enrolled in landscape Architecture Program, NRE 587 and 590  (3 credits)

700.  Masters Thes Pract.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing and permission of Instructor.  (1 to 6 credits)

701.  Masters Project.  Advisory pre-requisite: Graduate standing.  (1 to 4 credits)

741.  Research Paradigms.  Advisory pre-requisite: Pre-candidate status.  (1 credits)

750.  Urban Design Studio.  (2 credits)

787.  Metro Dynamic Studio.  Advisory pre-requisite: Permission of instructor.  (2 credits)

841.  PhD Res Forum.  Advisory pre-requisite: NRE 741  (1 credits)

990.  Diss-Precand.  Advisory pre-requisite: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate.  (1 to 8 credits)

995.  Diss-Cand.  Required pre-requisite: Candidate  (4 or 8 credits)

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Program Statistics: Ph.D.

Ph.D. Admissions
Fall 2016 5 Year Average
Number of applications 100 92
Number of new doctoral students 11 7
Ph.D. Enrollment
Fall 2016 5 Year Average
Total enrollment 38 280
Female 63% 55%
Male 37% 45%
International 21% 23%
U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident 79% 77%
Ph.D. Enrollment, U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, by Race
Fall 2016 5 Year Average
African American 3% 1%
Asian American 0% 5%
Hispanic (one or more races) 10% 8%
Native American 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 67% 75%
Two or more races (excludes Hispanic) 13% 4%
Not indicated 7% 6%
Ph.D. Degree
2016 5 Year Average
Number of degrees awarded 6 39
Median years to Ph.D. 8.54 6.77
Percent of students who entered the doctoral program between 2000-01 and 2004-05 and completed the Ph.D. as of August 31, 2016 75%
Percent of students who entered the doctoral program between 2005-06 and 2009-10 and completed the Ph.D. as of August 31, 2016 71%
Funding (external funding paid directly to Ph.D. students, without being disbursed by the University, is not included)
2016 5 Year Average
Enrolled Ph.D. students with tuition AND stipend support 82% 81%
Enrolled Ph.D. students with tuition OR stipend support (in many cases, students competed successfully for external funding and did not need additional financial support) 13% 10%
Enrolled Ph.D. students who received no financial support (in many cases, students competed successfully for external funding and did not need additional financial support) 5% 9%
Ph.D. Placement Data
Position type tenth year after graduation, 2003 - 2007 cohorts Position type fifth year after graduation, 2008 - 2012 cohorts Position type first year after graduation, 2012 - 2016 cohorts
Tenure-track faculty 30% 23% 10%
Postdoctoral / Traineeship / Fellowship 2% 21% 36%
Non-Tenure Track Faculty / University Researcher / University Administrator 21% 13% 8%
Business / Industry 8% 9% 10%
Other professional employment / Government / Non-Profit 36% 30% 15%
Not employed 0% 4% 8%
No data available 4% 0% 0%
Total Ph.D.s awarded 53 56 39

Program statistics are updated annually in December. Last updated December 22, 2016.

Program Statistics: Master's

Master's Admissions
Fall 2016 5 Year Average
Number of applications 381 447
Number of new master's students 122 123
Master's Enrollment
Fall 2016 5 Year Average
Total enrollment 220 242
Female 57% 56%
Male 43% 44%
International 25% 22%
U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident 75% 78%
Master's Enrollment, U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, by Race
Fall 2016 5 Year Average
African American 1% 1%
Asian American 5% 5%
Hispanic (one or more races) 8% 7%
Native American 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 1% 0%
White 3% 3%
Two or more races (excludes Hispanic) 78% 76%
Not indicated 4% 6%
Master's Degree
2016 5 Year Average
Number of degrees awarded 118 139
Median years to Master's 1.65 1.65
Percent of students who entered the master's program between 2012-13 and 2013-14 and completed the Master's as of August 31, 2016 86%
Percent of students who entered the master's program between 2014-15 and 2015-16 and completed the Master's as of August 31, 2016 39%
Funding
2016 5 Year Average
Enrolled Master's students - University pays 1-25% of Tuition and Fees 36% 28%
Enrolled Master's students - University pays 26-50% of Tuition and Fees 16% 16%
Enrolled Master's students - University pays 51-75% of Tuition and Fees 9% 9%
Enrolled Master's students - University pays 76-100% of Tuition and Fees 16% 14%
Enrolled Master's students - No University support 23% 33%

Program statistics are updated annually in December. Last updated December 22, 2016.