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University of Montana — College of Forestry & Conservation

Program Type:
Master's International
College of Forestry & Conservation
Degrees Awarded:
Resource Conservation-Intl Conservation & Dev (MS)
Admissions Deadlines:

January for following Fall admission

Admissions Cycle:

Commence Fall only

Program Start:
Program Founded:
September, 1989


Up to 5 research credits are granted for Peace Corps service; teaching assistantships are available. Defining features of ICD include:

  • Combining graduate coursework with international field-based learning
  • Flexibility and diversity of resource questions addressed and approaches used
  • Committed interdisciplinary faculty
  • Close collaboration among a cohort of graduate students
  • Completion of an M.S. degree in Resource Conservation with an option in International Conservation and Development



The College of Forestry and Conservation offers an M.S. degree in Resource Conservation, International Conservation and Development Option for students interested in combining graduate study with Peace Corps service. Students may pursue either a thesis (30 credits) or professional paper (36 credits) option and generally reside on campus for two semesters of coursework prior to service in the Peace Corps and one semester after Peace Corps to complete their degree. The program is designed for students from natural science and liberal arts backgrounds and includes completion of an interdisciplinary core curriculum (14 credits) and additional coursework in a specific area of interest, such as community conservation, watershed management, restoration ecology, protected area management, and social forestry, and completion of an international assignment with the Peace Corps.


Admission to ICD requires demonstrated interest in international resource conservation; an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better; 153 verbal, 148 quantitative, and 4.0 analytical GRE scores; and three letters of recommendation.

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

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Dr. Stephen Siebert

College of Forestry and Conservation
University of Montana
Missoula, Montana 59812
(406) 243-4661
(406) 243-6656

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