Master of Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship

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Now accepting applications for Fall 2018!  Apply online for Fall 2018 Cohort!  Each cohort capacity is limited to 20 students. 

The Master of Tribal Resource & Environmental Stewardship (MTRES) is an applied degree designed to meet the professional and leadership needs of tribal natural resources and environmental programs. The curriculum is based upon the interrelationship of biological, physical, and cultural systems. Required courses address program operations, sustainability, and integrated ecosystems studies. Elective courses and the capstone project provide opportunity for personalized areas of focus.

 Partially online course delivery including several face-to-face meetings each semester provides interaction with experts in each area of the curriculum including faculty, staff, special guests, and students.

The program consists of 36 credits and was designed by Indian tribes.

  • Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Sustainability;
  • Principles of Tribal Sovereignty I ⅈ
  • Tribal Natural Resource Program Management I & II;
  • Foundations of Indigenous Environmental Systems and Worldviews (Bioregionalism);
  • Integrated Ecosystems Stewardship I & II;
  • Tribal Natural Resource Economics;
  • Directed Project Seminar;
  • Tribal Natural Resource Stewardship Directed Project.