MS in Resource Management and Administration

Translate Knowledge Into Action

The Resource Management and Administration degree (RMA) is designed to prepare students to lead and manage projects and organizations in the environmental field. You will be prepared for professional positions within a regulated environment to lead solutions that prioritize the most vulnerable and address historical inequities of Black, indigenous, and people of color. 

Now, with just 30 credits, you can complete your master’s degree while maintaining a work-life balance and fostering personal resilience.

This degree is offered by AU New England.

Program Overview

The RMA program embraces regenerative approaches that ensure the security of water, energy, and food resources for future generations. In every course you take at Antioch University as part of this degree program, the competencies, and skills acquired will further enable you to analyze, assess, and help create strategies and solutions to create a sustainable, equitable, and resilient world. You will further refine or acquire a skill set, not only throughout your coursework but through experiential learning opportunities in your internship and capstone project. All your work while a student will culminate in a professional portfolio you can share with existing or future employment opportunities.

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Environmental Studies & Sustainability

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Multiple Pathways for RMA Students

Students have access to one-on-one mentorship, and coursework can be tailored to these concentrations to meet their professional and personal career goals. The RMA program is structured with two paths to prepare students to compete and flourish in the professional environmental field:

If you are new to this field, the Sustainable Development and Climate Change (SDCC) might be the right fit.

If you are new to this field and want to travel and learn from international examples, the International Development and Climate Change (ISDCC) curriculum might be the right pathway for you. 

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Additional Professional Designations

In addition to the Master of Science degree that the RMA program offers, there are additional professional designations that students can attain before they enter the environmental profession.

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Additional Program Details

  • Think holistically and become a critical thought leader.
  • Advance belonging, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the field you are working in. 
  • Problem solve by collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data
  • Design and apply an interactive evaluation process 
  • Transfer knowledge and facilitate two-way engagement strategies to build political will and public support
  • Effectively manage complex projects and associated budgets and timelines.
  • Develop and implement organizational sustainable practices.
  • Facilitate and work with diverse teams.
  • Inspire people to action with leadership skills.

…to Make Their Communities, Organizations, and Themselves Equitable, Climate Resilient and Regenerative

You can find them in,

  • Municipal Governments
  • Regional Governments & Agencies
  • Federal Agencies
  • B-Corps
  • Businesses
  • International Governments
  • Private Consulting Firms
  • Environmental NGO’s

In roles such as,

  • Resource Manager
  • City Planner
  • State Environmental Bureau Manager
  • Senior Environmental Scientist
  • Director of Economic Development
  • Director of Community Development
  • Sustainability Consultant
  • Climate Resilience Coordinator
  • Environmental Non-Profit Director
  • Transportation Director
  • Director of Sustainable Housing
  • Senior Managers for Green Buildings & GI
  • Director of Land Conservation
  • Entrepreneur

Analyze an environmental problem from a holistic perspective, including all parts and relationships.

Envision equitable, sustainable, and climate-resilient future states in contrast to the ‘do-nothing’ scenarios.

Construct various scenarios about how the problem might play out in the future.

Design, create, and implement strategies and solutions to create an equitable, sustainable, and climate-resilient future.

Collaborate and partner with researchers from other disciplines and stakeholders in various organizations: government, businesses, and civil society.

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How to Apply

  1. Complete the online admissions application, including:
    • Essay questions, admissions and program-specific
    • Resume/curriculum vitae (CV)
    • Non-refundable $50 application fee
  2. Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities where you earned a degree or certificate.
    • email transcripts to [email protected], or
    • mail to: Office of Admissions Antioch University New England 40 Avon Street Keene NH 03431-3516
  3. Two letters of recommendation are required from people who are in a position to evaluate your professional or academic work. The person making the recommendation may not be related to you.
  4. There are additional requirements for International applicants and applicants without a Bachelor’s degree
  5. Interview with a faculty member of the department to which you seek entry if selected. This can be in person, by phone, or via Skype.
  6. Master’s and Certificate Programs do not require the GRE or any other standardized test for admissions. We consider all of your application materials and evaluate your academic potential in a variety of ways.

All application materials submitted become part of an applicant’s file and cannot be returned.

Application Deadlines
MS in Resource Management and AdministrationFall July 15
SpringDecember 1
SummerApril 1


Tuition & Financial Aid

A college education is an investment in your future.  Let us help you understand the costs and explore the resources available to help make your college education even more affordable. The majority of AUNE students finance their education through some form of financial aid. You may not be sure which federal, state, public, and private aid packages – such as loans, scholarships, and grants – are right for you. Our staff is here to help you, so you can focus on what’s most important: beginning your academic program at AUNE.


Department/Program NameTuition Cost per CreditTotal Program Credits
Resource Management and Administration, MS
Leadership & Management of Sustainable Systems
Resource Management and Administration, MS
*concentrations in International Sustainable Development & Climate Change, or Sustainable Development and Climate Change
$1,16836-38 (with Professional Science Management designation)
Environmental Studies, MS
*consult academic catalog for concentrations available within the degree
Environmental Studies, PhD$1,56466
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