Since 1983, the Field Naturalist Program has recruited field scientists, ecologists, naturalists, planners, lawyers, educators, engineers, artists, and others who have the moxie to break new environmental ground.
Hallmarks of the Master of Science program are cross-disciplinary science in the field, problem-solving, and effective communication. Instruction is more apprenticeship than conventional schooling. Students complete a master's project in service to a sponsoring environmental organization — they leave the program with on-the-ground conservation experience.
Our graduates are sought-after leaders in stewardship, conservation, policy, ecological planning, and place-based education. Whether they work in boardrooms, backyards, or bogs, Field Naturalists stand out as holistic problem-solvers. Over 90 percent of alumni have careers in the environmental field, and nearly half go on to direct programs for The Nature Conservancy, federal and state agencies, and other such leading organizations.
Interested in Becoming a Field Naturalist?
To learn more about the Field Naturalist Program, we encourage you to attend our virtual Prospective Students Day on Friday, November 17, 2023. You'll hear from faculty and students and have a chance to ask questions. Register below.
Please get in touch with any questions in the meantime.
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