Now, more than ever, it is crucial that we come together to learn and teach about the planet we call home. Our program is committed to exceptional, experiential environmental education both in the field and in the classroom; we will continue to offer the highest quality programs for our students. The Masters of Science in Environmental Education program is following all recommendations put forth by Southern Oregon University, Jackson County, and the state of Oregon and is carefully monitoring public health data to ensure the safety of our students.
Frequently Asked Questions
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How long does it take to get a Master of Science in Environmental Education?
The Master of Science in Environmental Education Degree takes 18 months to complete. (For example, start in July 2021 and graduate December 2022).
If you add on a Certificate of Nonprofit Management, you would be adding 20 credits to your program. These credits can be completed concurrently with the MS of Environmental Education degree.
If you add on dual enrollment with a Master of Arts in Teaching for Multiple or Single Subjects, then you can expect to graduate in two years. (For example, start in July 2021 and graduate in June of 2023.)
If you add on a thesis or project, you should plan to add at least one extra term and graduate in the spring or later.
Can I send unofficial transcripts via email or mail?
Your file will not be considered complete until you submit official transcripts. Your institution(s) must send transcripts directly to the Office of Admissions in sealed envelopes or through a secure email that requires a log in. All other forms of transcripts will not be considered for acceptance into Southern Oregon University.
Should I send transcripts from institutions other than my primary undergraduate institution(s)?
Yes! If you received any credits from studying abroad, community college, summer courses, or concurrent tests, you will need to send those in addition to transcripts from your undergraduate institution(s), even if those credits appear on your undergraduate transcript. Your file will not be considered complete until we have official copies of those transcripts.
If I have a bachelor’s degree, but it is not a Bachelor of Science, is there a list of prerequisite courses I should take before applying?
There is not a specific list of prerequisite courses. You need 18 quarter hours (12 semester hours) of natural history coursework. A year of introductory biology and 2-3 additional courses in natural history or ecology is preferred. Non-traditional preparation may be considered by the Environmental Education Admissions Committee. If asking for a portion of the required prerequisite coursework to be waived, a statement should accompany your application outlining the experiences that you would like the Committee to consider. The intent is to assure the Committee that you are prepared to succeed in the graduate-level courses in biology.
When can I expect a decision regarding my application?
It usually takes a couple of months for the selection committee to look over all applicants and their materials. Applicants that apply by the priority deadline are generally informed about the committee’s decision by March.
If you still have questions regarding the application process or have any other inquiries about this graduate program, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nationally Accredited Graduate Program
by the North American Association for Environmental Education