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Master’s Degree

Programs

The department offers two interdisciplinary MA programs in Natural Resources and Environmental Management and Energy Policy and Management.

During the Master’s studies, the student can choose between a track with thesis (track A) and a track without thesis (track B).

The Natural Resources and Environmental Management program

The objective of program is to broaden and deepen professional knowledge in natural resources and environment with an emphasis on an interdisciplinary approach to the training of professionals for managerial positions in a high-quality academic standard. This enables them to successfully cope with problems concerning environmental quality and sustainability as well as  policy setting and decision making regarding conservation, environment nurturing. In addition, we offer training for research students in environmental policy and sustainability, and encourage field researches.  

The Energy Policy and Management program

The objective of the program is to broaden and deepen the knowledge of professionals who engage in the field of energy resources in Israel and around the world. We emphasize social and managerial studies, and the development of renewable energy and promotion of energy efficiency. Students are taught to examine and comprehend the environmental, regulatory, and economic aspects of energy resources development, while being trained for managerial positions. In addition, we offer training for research students in environmental policy, and encourage field researches. 

Admission

1. An accredited university undergraduate degree with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 80 or equivalent.

2. A personal interview by the acceptance committee.

3. For applicants who hold a foreign bachelor's degree, completion of the Hebrew exam, as demanded by the University, is required.

4. For applicants who hold a foreign bachelor's degree, completion of the GRE exam or supplementary undergraduate studies at the University of Haifa are required.

The program stretches over eight consecutive periods, each of which consists of nine weeks (hence, every course takes place in eight teaching sessions) followed by an exam week. We offer two alternate tracks for a Master’s degree:

Track A- includes courses equivalent to 32-34 WSH (Weekly Semester Hours) and the writing of a thesis.

Track B- includes courses equivalent to 39-41 WSH, and completing a group project.   

Doctoral studies

Admission

1. An accredited university undergraduate degree.

2. An accredited university Master’s degree with a minimum grade point average of 84 and a minimum of 86 on the thesis.

3. Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the student's dissertation adviser.

4. A declaration of intent in regards to the proposed subject of research (3-4 pages), approved by the chosen adviser, who is among the department’s academic staff.

5. The written consent of two advisers, one of which is a faculty member of the department. This adviser must be a senior lecturer.

6. A Curriculum Vitae in Hebrew or in English.

7. Research proposal in English.

The Doctoral studies in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management are interdisciplinary in essence and are guided by two advisers, at least one of which must be a regular academic staff member of the department.

The study duration for PhD is four years and consists of two stages:

Research stage A: The student is required to prepare the detailed research proposal, which may include preliminary results, receive the advisers consent to that proposal, submit it to the department’s PhD committee, and meet other demands, for instance courses and seminars that may be assigned to him. After the research proposal is approved by the authorized academic bodies, the student may progress to the second stage. Duration of stage A is about one year.

Research stage B: During that time the student is expected to complete his or her Doctoral research. Duration of stage B must not exceed three years.

The advisers, in coordination with the head of the PhD committee, will decide upon the student’s curriculum according to his or her academic background and the proposed research subject (at least 10 WSH). Attendance to the Department Seminars, which are held every two to three months, is mandatory.

Contact

Phone: +972-4-8249919 or +972-4-8288743

Email: nrem@univ.haifa.ac.il