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We are environmental leaders in action. The Nelson Institute's Environmental Professional Programs train emerging leaders in conservation practice, policy, big data and decision-making. Our programs are rooted in strong academics and professional skills, relying on case studies, research, and practice from across the globe. During our accelerated program, we will give you the tools you need to tackle complex environmental challenges. Join us!

We have two professional master's programs. Within the Environmental Conservation master of science degree, students select one named option:

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Environmental Conservation

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Environmental Observation and Informatics

Upon degree completion, graduates will receive anM.S. in Environmental Conservation with a named option in one of the above.

We designed our professional MS programs in response to global environmental change, and to emerging challenges like climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss. At the Nelson Institute, you will learn to apply the best available science and people skills to your decision making. As a future environmental leader, you will also learn to facilitate conversations among diverse interest groups, bridge cultural difference, and help build meaningful solutions to pressing environmental problems. Be part of the solution!

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