Master of Science in Natural Resources Conservation

Abridged Academic Calendar

Summer Semester 2020 (12 weeks; 11 credits)
(N.B.: Students are advised to conduct any necessary pre-program academic preparation in statistics and/or GIS as soon as they are admitted. Students are to consult with the appropriate Graduate Studies faculty to develop a plan of study.)

 

Program entry, June 19 — Pre-Registration for Summer and Fall Semesters 2020

Monday, May 18 — Program begins: Pre-Residency online coursework; last day to add course

Monday, June 15 — Last day to drop course without a notation in transcript

Sunday, July 5 — Summer Master’s Residency dormitory check-in, 3-7 p.m.

Monday, July 6 — Summer Master’s Residency begins, 8 a.m.

Friday, July 10 — Payment for Fall 2020 semester due

Saturday, July 18 — Summer Master’s Residency ends, 11 a.m.

Monday, July 20 — Last day to drop course with WP or WF on transcript

Monday, August 10 — Summer Master’s Residency final projects due, 11:59 p.m.

Monday, August 17 — Summer Master’s Residency grades submitted by instructors

Fall Semester 2020 (Standard semester + January Residency; 20 weeks total; 10 credits)

Tuesday, September 1 — MSNRC Core Course (7 weeks) and Concentration Elective Course (14 weeks) begin

Monday, November 30 — GIS 520 Spatial Applications for Natural Resources Management begins

Monday, December 14 — Concentration Elective Course ends (standard term)

Monday, December 21 — Payment for Spring 2021 Semester Due

Monday, December 28 — NRS 590 Natural Resources Conservation Project – 1 credit project planning element begins (online content)

Friday, January 8 — January Master’s Residency check in, 1:00 pm

Friday, January 8 — January Master’s Residency Begins, 2:00 pm

Sunday, January 10 — January Master’s Residency Ends, 12:00 pm

Sunday, January 17 — GIS 520 and NRS 590 final projects due, 11:59 pm

Friday, January 22 — GIS 520 and NRS 590 grades submitted by instructors

Spring Semester 2021 (Standard semester; 9 credits)

Tuesday, January 19 — Master’s Core Course and 2 Elective Courses begin

Monday, May 3 — Master’s courses end (standard term)

Friday, May 7 — Payment for Summer 2021 Semester Due

Summer Semester 2021 (2 day residency; 2 credits)

Monday, May 17 — Pre-Program Academic Preparation (online: GIS, Statistics, etc.)

Monday, May 31 — Program begins: Pre-Residency online coursework (entering cohort)

Sunday, June 13 — Summer Master’s Residency dormitory check-in, 3-7 pm

Monday, June 14 — Summer Master’s Residency Begins, 8:00 am

Friday, June 18 — Summer Master’s Residency begins 12:00 pm (Graduating cohort)

Sunday, June 20 — Summer Master’s Residency ends 12:00 pm (Graduating cohort)

Saturday, June 26 — Summer Master’s Residency Ends, 11:00 am

Monday, August 9 — Summer Master’s Residency final projects due, 11:59 pm

Monday, August 16 — Summer Master’s Residency grades submitted by instructors

(Graduating cohort eligible to participate in general college commencement ceremonies, on campus, in December or May following successful submission of final project)

 

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Graduate Program Admissions

Eric Holmlund, PhD
Director of Graduate Studies
Joan Weill Adirondack Library, Room 120
Paul Smith’s College
P.O. Box 265
Paul Smiths, New York 12970

EMAIL
Office: (518) 327-6239