Thoughts on non-thesis masters

Thoughts on non-thesis masters

I’ve already posted this to r/environmentalscience, so sorry if some of you are seeing this again! Just wanted opinions from different subs

Hi everyone, just wanted to gather some opinions about non-thesis enviro sci/ecology masters programs. I really don’t want to spend more than 2 more years in school, and it’s also difficult to find a lab to fund projects, so I’ve been considering a non-thesis MS. There are also professional science masters (PSM), and degrees like Masters of Natural Resources (MNR), and Masters of Environmental Management (MEM). All these choices are kind of overwhelming, and there doesn’t seem to be much information on these alternative masters programs. I’m not looking to obtain my PhD – I’d like to work in government or consulting. Would these degrees be sufficient to obtain a job? My ideal job would be a fish/wildlife biologist with a government agency.

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