Professor Deborah Slicer
Two graduate certificates available at the University of Montana may be particularly appropriate to take alongside the masters degree in environmental philosophy.
Graduate Certificate in Wilderness Management
This graduate certificate is administered by the Wilderness Management Distance Education Program at the University's W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation. The certificate provides students and professionals with training and expertise in the key topics related to wilderness management. Online courses cover the history and philosophy of the wilderness system, wilderness law and policy, wilderness recreation management, wilderness ecosystem conservation and resource monitoring, and wilderness planning. Be aware that course requirements for this graduate certificate CAN NOT be completed entirely within the masters degree. You will need to take one additional course as part of this certificate in addition to the 36 credits required for the masters in environmental philosophy. Since the Wilderness Management certificate is online there may be some flexibility for you to integrate these courses around the masters degree.* Speak carefully with your advisor about how you can complete the requirements for both the masters degree and the graduate certificate.
Graduate Certificate in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Students who enroll in this graduate certificate explore links between environmental philosophy and questions of gender, race, and class. The twelve credit certificate requires one core course in the humanities and one in the social sciences. The other six credits are determined in discussion with the certificate director. Depending on the topics offered in the environmental philosophy program in any given year, the certificate may be able to be completed within the 36 credits of coursework in the Master's degree.
(*Sequencing of courses is always dependent on variables such as faculty sabbaticals, unanticipated interruptions to course scheduling, and other contingencies. While in ordinary circumstances your sequence of courses should be able to accommodate the certificate, working closely with an advisor will help ensure that you can complete the required courses in a timely fashion.)