University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Wilderness Management Graduate Certificate

The certificate provides students and professionals with training and expertise in the key topics related to wilderness management. 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. Taken together these courses provide the necessary foundation for students to pursue careers in wilderness management. Courses are offered via distance learning (online and correspondence) through the Wilderness Management Distance Education Program in the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation.

Graduate Certificate - Wilderness Management


Required Courses15
Total Hours15

Program Specific Credits: 15

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Required Courses

Note: NRSM 560, NRSM 561, and PTRM 562 can be taken in any order, but NRSM 563 serves as a capstone and cannot be taken until the other three courses have been completed.

Complete all of the following courses:
NRSM 560American Wilderness Philosophy & Policy4
NRSM 561Management of Wilderness Ecosystems4
NRSM 563Wilderness Planning4
PTRM 562Managing Recreation Resources Wilderness3
Total Hours15