Master in Natural Resources and Environmental Management
The objective of the program is to expand scientific knowledge on the environment, with an emphasis on social sciences and management, and to train professionals at a high academic level who are equipped with the interdisciplinary knowledge and tools that are necessary to solve problems in the field of environmental protection as well as policy- and decision-making on the subjects of nature conservation and sustainable development. In addition, we offer training for research students in environmental policy, and encourage field researches.
The program stretches over 8 consecutive periods, each of which consists of 9 weeks (hence, every course takes place in 8 teaching sessions) followed by an exam week. We offer 2 alternate tracks for a Master’s degree:
- Track A- includes courses equivalent to 28 WSH (Weekly Semester Hours) and the writing of a thesis. The following is a list of MA theses written by Department’s graduates (In Hebrew).
- Track B- includes courses equivalent to 36 WSH, and completing a group project. The following is a list of MA final projects written by Department’s graduates (In Hebrew).
According to the performance of an applicant in his or her Bachelor’s degree, the MA committee may decide upon a complementary requisite study program, if need arises. Complementary studies are not part of the MA program and are not accredited courses, nor do they count in the final GPA.
All students are accepted to Track B (without thesis). By the end of the first year, those who seek to write a thesis will submit a declaration of intent, authorized by two advisers. The MA committee will weigh the student’s proposal and his or her academic achievements, and will decide upon transfer to Track A. A full research proposal, designated for outer-judgment, will be submitted no later than May of the second year of studies.
Students who successfully complete the program will be eligible for a Master’s Degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Management from the University of Haifa.