University of Wisconsin–Madison

Our Academic Programs

Environment and Resources

70 Science Hall
550 N Park St
Madison WI 53706
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Program contact: Jim Miller
Phone: 608-262-7996
Fax: 608-262-2273
Email: grad@nelson.wisc.edu

Face-to-Face Evening/weekend1 Online2 Hybrid3 Accelerated4 Add'l assistantship and/or enrollment policy5
Admitting Degree(s):
M.S.
Ph.D.

About the Environment and Resources Program

Environment and Resources (ER) is an interdisciplinary program for graduate students who need the flexibility to customize a course of study appropriate to the environmental problem that interests them. Each student designs a study plan with the help of faculty advisors in a process that encourages self-direction and individual creativity. ER prepares students to become professionals with a solid knowledge of the environment equipped to contribute creative solutions to environmental problems.

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Faculty listings, program overview, minimum degree requirements and satisfactory progress information.


Program Profile

Program statistical information on admissions, enrollment, student funding, and degrees.


Additional Policy

In most cases Environment and Resources is unable to guarantee any funding to students. However, many of our students obtain funding through other departments on campus, and we recommend that students contact faculty or departments directly if they have teaching or research skills in specific areas. Individual faculty members occasionally have their own sources of support for research or project assistants, though we strongly urge students not to depend on these as guaranteed sources of funding.

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1 These programs are offered in an evening and/or weekend format to accommodate working schedules. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses and personal connections, while keeping your day job. For more information about the meeting schedule of a specific program, contact the program.

2 These programs are offered primarily online. Many available online programs can be completed almost entirely online with all online programs offering at least 50 percent or more of the program work online. Some online programs have an on-campus component that is often designed to accommodate working schedules. Take advantage of the convenience of online learning while participating in a rich, interactive learning environment. For more information about the online nature of a specific program, contact the program.

3 These programs have innovative curricula that combine on-campus and online formats. Most hybrid programs are completed on-campus with a partial or completely online semester. For more information about the hybrid schedule of a specific program, contact the program.

4 These on-campus programs are offered in an accelerated format that allows you to complete your program in a condensed time-frame. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses with minimal disruption to your career. For more information about the accelerated nature of a specific program, contact the program.

5 Students in most on-campus graduate programs are eligible for assistantships. Please look carefully at the additional policies listed above for more information about the specific assistantship and enrollment policies for the program. Contact the program with any questions.