The time is right to step up for the planet, your community, and your career with a Master’s degree or Graduate Certificate in the Natural Resources or Sustainable Tourism Management.
Advance your career and education at Paul Smith’s College.
Designed with adult learners in mind, our MSc and certificates can be completed in 12 months. Most coursework is delivered online for easy access from any location, and learning is reinforced in three short residencies that immerse students in the unique natural landscape on and around the Paul Smith’s College campus. These onsite sessions build deep connections and professional networks with faculty and peer students while allowing learners to continue their careers and personal lives wherever they live. Recent graduates, military veterans, and full-time professionals can all achieve an advanced degree without sacrificing their ability to earn an income.
Experiential Teamwork On Site
MS Natural Resources Conservation: In addition to a rigorous study of natural ecosystems, environmental ethics, and best practices for planning, management and research, students will work in small teams to conduct a hands-on conservation project working with real clients in the field. Students can opt to embed their final project with their current workplace, thereby enhancing and advancing their engagement with an existing professional community.
MPS Sustainable Tourism Management: Students study a highly relevant, applied curriculum that centers on best environmental and cultural practices in sustainable tourism in both US and international settings. Using highly experiential instructional approaches, the program’s faculty immerse graduate learners (in an instructional model that builds on) in a short Adirondack residency at the beginning of the program and an international tourism exploration at the end, providing real-world contexts for engaged learning. Both residencies are only a week in length to facilitate career integration. The program builds student capacity in leadership, communication, and environmental stewardship within the high profile and evolving field of sustainable tourism.