Here are some answers to the questions we’re asked about our Master of Science in Environmental Education. If you need more information, please get in touch.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the dates?
May 2013 – December 2014
What is the application deadline?
We are currently accepting applications.
Where are the courses delivered?
Primarily at the main Montreat College main campus with a few online components.
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Is it a residential program?
No; you will need to be at Montreat College for one weekend a month during the fall and spring semesters and for a 2-week block during the summers.
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How many credits do I earn?
33 to 36 credits for the six core courses, portfolio and practicum.
Does it involve writing a thesis?
You can choose to write a thesis or complete a project. We encourage either to yield a work worthy of being published in the field of Environmental Education.
Is the program continuous?
Yes; you move through the program with the cohort that you start with. Each summer we begin a new cohort.
What does this degree course cost?
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Does this include room and board?
No, students are responsible for organizing their own housing and transportation to Montreat College. For a list of local accommodations, click here.
My background is strong in science but weak in education; is this a problem?
No, this program is designed for students from a wide variety of backgrounds and we hope to expand both process and content.
My background is strong in education but weak in science; can I be accepted into the program?
Yes; this program is designed for students from a wide variety of backgrounds, and we hope to expand both process and content.
When I take this degree course, will I obtain my teaching certification?
No; this is not an educational degree program, but if you don’t already have it, you will complete most of the requirements for the North Carolina Environmental Education Certification.
What is the time expectation for completion of the Master of Science degree?
You should complete the program in 1.5 – 2 years’ time.
Can I keep my regular job and complete the Master of Science degree?
As long as you can commit to one weekend a month during the fall and spring semester and two weeks during the summer to be away from your job, you should be able to keep your job.
What are the graduation requirements?
- Completion of 30-36 credit hours of course work while maintaining a 3.0 GPA
- Payment of all tuition and fees
- A grade of B or better on a comprehensive oral exam
- A grade of B or better on the thesis or capstone project completed during the last class in the program
- Completion of degree requirements within 5 years from the start of the program