Master of Outdoor Adventure & Expedition Leadership
A one of a kind graduate program for the serious explorer.
To help fuel innovation and creativity in the outdoor recreation field, sound research is needed to contribute to the body of knowledge surrounding outdoor adventure. Every MOAEL students is required to write a thesis during the program. Students will start in the Fall with the methodology course and continue their research throughout the consecutive quarters. Each graduate student will work with a graduate advisor who will help guide and mentor their progress. Students will wrap up their research during the second Fall quarter and present their work at a professional conference such as the Association for Outdoor Recreation and Education.
The cohort will plan and execute an international expedition, combining the team’s shared experiences, individual skill sets and knowledge into a culminating transformational journey. The expedition will utilize the adventure and explorer mindset to advance a cause. In other words, the expedition will represent adventure with purpose: adventure that makes a difference and positively impacts the world. Each expedition will include a final documentary that will be shared with the SOU community during the Fall semester. The expedition will challenge every aspect of the student, mentally, physically, academically and spiritually.
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Career opportunities for a Master of Outdoor Adventure & Expedition Leadership degree:
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