Mess checking traps - Ecosystem Management PSM Degree at The University of Northern Iowa

What is Ecosystem Management?

From J. Stan Rowe (1992):

Ecosystem management is "the application of the ecosystem approach in the conservation, management, and restoration of regional and local landscape ecosystems. It means that everyone attends to the conservation and sustainability of ecosystems, instead of sharply focusing on the productivity of individual or competing resources -- which has been our traditional mode of operation."

PSM in Ecosystem Management

Many jobs in conservation biology are as much about people as they are about science. The PSM in Ecosystem Management combines professional skills in communication, organization and management with modern ecological techniques. The degree is suitable for students who wish to pursue a professional career in natural areas management, environmental consulting, working lands conservation, land use planning, and related fields.

Program Structure

  • 30 credit, 1-year intensive program
  • Students enter and finish as a cohort
  • Each student, working with a team, completes a year-long project for a client
  • Culminates in a supervised internship for potential employer

For more information...

For additional information about PSM-EM, please send an e-mail to Dr. Laura Jackson or call her at 319-273-2705.

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UNI's five PSM degree programs

In addition to Ecosystem Management, The University of Northern Iowa offers Professional Science Master's Degrees in:

Note: Before you enroll in a PSM program at The University of Northern Iowa, you must apply for admission to the Graduate College. Click here for application information.