The Master of Park and Protected Area Management (M.P.P.M.) program is offered through CSU Online by the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources (HDNR) in partnership with Central China Normal University (CCNU). It is designed to develop an understanding of theory, research, and practice related to protected areas, and is aimed at preparing students for leadership roles as highly knowledgeable practitioners within the field. Through the integration of social and ecological science, students will gain a holistic understanding of protected area values, services, and governance, as well as the expertise to operationalize those values through effective planning and management of public use, concessions, finance strategies, community collaboration, and human capacity development.

Effective Spring 2022

NRRT 630Protected Areas and Global Conservation3
NRRT 631Protected Area Planning and Management3
NRRT 632Public Use and Recreation in Protected Areas3
NRRT 633Protected Areas and Resource Management3
NRRT 634Protected Area Policy and Finance3
NRRT 635Infrastructure Management in Protected Areas3
NRRT 636Social Context of Protected Areas3
NRRT 637Leadership, Management, and Protected Areas3
NRRT 638Protected Area Data and Decision-Making3
NRRT 639Threats and Frontiers in Protected Areas3
NRRT 640Protected Area Communication3
Program Total Credits:33

A minimum of 33 credits are required to complete this program.