Environmental and Natural Resource Economics MS

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Date Posted: July 10, 2020
Submitted by: Tessie Devlin
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Master's Degree
Completion: 17 months
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Full-Time


Most MSc students complete their program in 17 months. Students typically take three courses per term, for three terms as well as three research credits. After this, students spend an additional month completing a field essay. Students have the option of completing a Thesis, in which case, the program requires an additional semester for completing the thesis. Outstanding Master’s students may be awarded financial aid, which consists of Teaching Assistantship during the academic terms.

Required courses include: Two courses in Microeconomic Theory (RES EC 711 and 712), Three courses in Econometrics and Quantitative Methods (ECON 751, RES EC 701 and 702), A Major Field Course (Natural Resource and Environmental Economics RES EC 720; Industrial Organization RES EC 732); or Applied Econometrics (RES EC 703)), a full year 1 credit Seminar course, and 9 credits worth of Electives.