The Global Field Program (GFP) brings Master’s degree candidates, scientists, educators, community leaders, and others together at conservation hotspots in Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas for firsthand experience with inquiry-driven education, environmental stewardship, and global understanding. GFP candidates join a growing network of leaders who work collaboratively to bring about change in local and global contexts. This program builds on the graduate courses and environmental partnerships of Earth Expeditions and the NSF funded Wild Research.
Because the GFP combines summer field courses worldwide with web learning communities, this Master's degree can be completed part-time from anywhere in the U.S. or abroad.
Current field sites: Australia, Kenya, Namibia, Mongolia, Borneo, Thailand, Belize, the Amazon Rainforest, Baja, Costa Rica, Guyana, and Hawaii with future conservation and education partnerships anticipated at future sites.
Bachelor's degree. Enrollment is open to applicants regardless of academic major or profession.
Applicants elect to enroll in either a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree in the Biological Sciences or a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Zoology (see program details). MA and MAT candidates go through the Global Field Program together.
Note: Some courses, for example the Earth Expeditions courses, can be taken outside the degree program (see www.earthexpeditions.org).
Are accepted through January 28 of each year for enrollment beginning late spring.