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What is the Environmental Humanities?

  • A two-year masters program preparing students for careers as environmental leaders and thinkers in the 21st century.
  • A place for idealists who achieve.
  • A place for wild ideas in wild places.
  • A place to learn, to grow, to contribute.
  • A community of learners whose minds are sharpened by steady application and whose intellectual expectations are high. Our faculty are outstanding, recognized leaders in their fields and their classes, our facilities are first-rate, and our student funding is exceptional. On top of all this, we work hard to place our students in paid internships during school and in rewarding jobs after they graduate.

What can I do with this degree?

We provide hands-on career planning for students. The process guides them towards meaningful internships and attractive jobs.

Our graduates go into:

  • Leadership roles in non-profit, humanities and environmental organizations
  • PhD programs in the humanities
  • Professional schools like law and public policy
  • Jobs with the National Park Service
  • Jobs with environmental agencies in state and national government
  • Environmental journalism
  • Creative writing, editing and publishing

What do you look for in your applicants?

We welcome applications from individuals with degrees not only in the humanities, but also in the sciences and social sciences. We strongly encourage applications from non-traditional and traditionally under-represented groups.

All successful applicants should be:

  • Strong writers
  • Critical thinkers and readers
  • Visionaries with a passionate commitment to the environment

Acceptance is based on a combination of GPA, academic experience, strong letters of recommendation, environmental connection and writing strength. We strive to build tight, productive and well-rounded cohorts.

Last Updated: 11/27/18