Professional MS degrees in Environmental Conservation (UW-Madison) – Application deadline approaching

From: Sarah Graves [mailto:sjgraves142@GMAIL.COM] 
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2017 4:28 PM
Subject: Professional MS degrees in Environmental Conservation (UW-Madison) – Application deadline approaching
The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies offers two professional Master of Science programs in Environmental Conservation (EC) and Environmental Observation and Informatics (EOI). The programs have blended learning curriculum designed to train conservation leaders in practical interdisciplinary skills to meet emerging global challenges and demands. We offer an accelerated 15-month, 32-credit curriculum that combines in-person training with distance learning. The programs  culminate in a leadership experience with an organization or office to apply learned skills in professional setting and make critical connections for future job placement.

***Environmental Observation and Informatics – EOI (
The EOI program builds on introductory quantitative and GIS skills with technical expertise that advances a career in environmental sciences. Students will gain specialized training to meet current job demand calling for the integration of emerging technologies and big data with direct application to environmental issues. Topic areas:

– remote sensing fundamentals and emerging sensors

– data integration and data fusion

– big data analytics and data science trends

– geospatial data and geovisualization

– spatial data statistics and modeling

***Environmental Conservation – EC (
The EC program trains the future leaders in conservation work by offering experience in taking on complex decision-making, learn to engage with all people, manage programs, and understand and communicate science effectively. Student develop skills to work with experts to drive towards effective work on the ground. Topic areas:

– conservation planning and applied GIS

– land use policy

– communication and project management

– sustainability and biodiversity

***Tuition assistance is available through the Nelson Institute.
The priority deadline for applications for both the programs and tuition assistance is December 1, 2017.
Applications require a resume/CV, letter of interest, undergraduate transcripts, and 2 letters of recommendation. The EOI program also requires the GRE and a professional portfolio.

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