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Antioch University - New England — Department of Environmental Studies

Program Type:
Master's International
Department of Environmental Studies
Degrees Awarded:
Environmental Studies (MS), Resource Management & Conservation (MS)
Admissions Deadlines:

Priority review dates for Fall entry: February 1, April 1, final deadline July 1

Admissions Cycle:

Rolling admissions up until the admissions deadline, acceptance will be Fall or Spring.

Program Start:
Fall (late August), Spring (mid-January)
Program Founded:
May, 2014


As part of the Master’s International Program, AUNE will award 12 credits for service and research conducted while students are in the Peace Corps.  AUNE will waive the charges for these 12 credits, which at the current rate of $935 per credit, is a value of $11,220.  AUNE will also waive student fees while overseas, totaling a value of $1,510.  Additionally, AUNE Admissions will waive the $50 application fee.  During their time on campus, qualifying Master’s International students will be eligible for up to $2,500 per semester in Federal work study funding.  Students will also have the opportunity to apply for graduate assistantships.


Through the Masters International Program, Antioch University New England offers a Master’s of Science degree in four focus areas in the Department of Environmental Studies.  Students may choose from a Masters of Science degree in Resource Management and Conservation or Environmental Studies.  The Environmental Studies MS degree is offered in three concentrations: Conservation Biology, Sustainable Development and Climate Change, or Environmental Education.  During their first year of course work on campus, students receive customized curriculum and training in technical skills and community development to enable successful community-based work in the Peace Corps.  Students then have the chance to apply and refine these skills during their 27 months with the Peace Corps.  While overseas, students have the opportunity to conduct their Master’s research during their service as Peace Corps volunteers with the support of a faculty with deep experience and close ties to ongoing international research initiatives in Africa, South America, China, and elsewhere.  Following Peace Corps service, students return to campus for a final semester to complete their degree.


All applications received by the application deadline will receive full consideration.  We post priority review dates in order for applicants to have time to make arrangements to relocate as well as put financial aid in place.  We encourage all applicants to submit their materials no later than the final application deadline.


Application materials are available at: https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantConnectLogin.asp?id=antioch-u

Applicants are expected to have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.  Course work in Environmental Studies or related fields is highly encouraged, but not required, as is related professional experience. Materials include:

  • AUNE application form, including a resumé and two essays.
  • One official transcript from your bachelor's degree granting institution
  • Three letters of recommendation, preferably from persons who are, or have been, in a position to evaluate your work. The person making the recommendation needs to know you well.
  • Interview with a faculty member  (in person or via phone or Skype)
  • The $50 application fee is waived for those applying to the Masters International program

Once received, applications are acknowledged by email. Once your application is complete and you have been interviewed we will make a decision on your application within 1-2 weeks.  The application decision is made in collaboration with the Director of Admissions and the Department of Environmental Studies.

For inquiries about Master's International, call 855.855.1961 x1812.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Jason Rhoades
Masters International Program Coordinator

Department of Environmental Studies
40 Avon Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03431-3516