Graduate Certificate
in Military Land Sustainability


The Certificate in Military Land Sustainability is a unique web-based graduate program. The program requires the completion of a minimum of 14 graduate credit hours, and complements existing professional graduate degrees.  Coursework includes the 11 required credit hours below with an additional 3 credit hour elective.  Coursework in the Certificate in Military Land Sustainability program includes three thematic areas of emphasis: land management, policy analysis and development, and cultural competencies and conflict management. 

Sustainable Military Land Management

Course provides an overview of Department of Defense (DoD) lands within a temporal, geographic, and environmental context and perspective. A review of major policies/laws impacting military land use and areas critical to mission sustainment, as well as management strategies important to sustaining installations and ranges will be presented. (3 credit hrs)


Conflict Resolution for Natural Resource Managers

Conflict resolution is an important topic for natural resource managers, who are faced with limited available resources and many stakeholders with different interests. This course aims to introduce conflict resolution theory as it pertains to public agencies. (3 credit hrs)


Field Military Land Management

Course provides an overview of current land management practices and challenges on military lands through field visits or “range tours” of select military installations. (1 credit hr)

TAMU Syllabus

Natural Resource Policy

This course is intended to trace the evolution of federal wildlife law and conservation policy development in the United States, and to provide a grounding in the art and practice of policy development. (3 credit hrs)

Elective Course

Multiple course offerings are available that compliment the required coursework for this certificate. (3 credit hr)

Directed Studies

This course concludes the certificate in military land sustainability with a military emphasis capstone research paper. (1 credit hr)