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Master of Ecological Restoration: MoER

Master of Ecological Restoration

The Master of Ecological Restoration (MoER) enables WATS undergraduates to obtain a professional master’s degree in one year, following completion of the MRAE or FAS degree. The degree combines coursework, an internship, and design exercises to prepare graduates for a career as a restoration practitioner. A master's degree is the preferred entry point into the workforce in the field of ecosystem restoration and this new degree enables students to obtain a BS degree and MoER degree within a five-year time frame.

The MoER builds on research and teaching expertise of existing WATS, QCNR and USU faculty, several of whom are internationally renowned as leaders in ecosystem restoration. The curriculum and professional development opportunities of the MoER program will provide graduates with a competitive advantage when applying for restoration and ecosystem management jobs. MoER is a coursework intensive program targeting students who aspire to careers as restoration practitioners.

  • Soil and Water Conservation Specialist
  • Ecological Restoration Planning and Design
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Natural Resources Management Specialist
  • Wildlife Management Specialist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Conservation Planning Professional
  • Restoration Design and Implementation
  • Restoration Ecologist

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of a bachelor's degree in the USU Watershed Sciences Department (MRAE or FAS) with a GPA ≥3.0 on your last 60 semester credits
  • A detailed statement outlining how your past experience and education qualifies you for the MoER program and how the MoER degree will help you meet your future professional goals.

Admission Deadlines

Applications should be submitted by the following deadlines:

  • Fall Semester: July 1st
  • Spring Semester: October 1st

View profiles of program faculty members on the department website.



Academic Advising

Dominique Shore
Program Coordinator
Office: BNR 169

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