Welcome to Cultural and Environmental Resource Management Program

The Cultural and Environmental Resource Management (CERM) program incorporates multiple disciplines, including Geography, Anthropology, Economics, and Policy, reflecting our holistic approach to understanding and addressing complex cultural and environmental issues.

About the CERM Program

Our vision is to empower and encourage your individual interests and career ambitions. This approach, combined with a thesis research project, will equip you with the knowledge to drive significant change.

Cultural and Environmental Resource Management (CERM) Graduate Program

Information about the Cultural and Environmental Resource Management graduate program

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Postgraduate Careers

Resource Management Postgraduate Careers

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Scholarships and Funding

A collection of scholarships and funding resources

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Co-Authored Student Publications

A collection of co-authored student publications

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Your Thesis

Help for students looking to write their thesis

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Thesis Titles

Past theses from graduated students

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Contact Information

Focus-specific contact information

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Why Study Cultural and Environmental Resource Management at CWU?

Successful completion of our CERM program opens a broad spectrum of career opportunities. With options to incorporate field work and research into our program, you will have the experience and skills needed to succeed after graduation. Our graduates occupy influential roles in federal, state, regional, and private resource management fields, utilizing their skills to promote smarter, more effective management of all resources.

Degree Options

Our graduates find competitive positions in the federal, state, regional, and private resource management sectors.

  • Graduate
    • Cultural and Environmental Resource Management, MS


For general graduate admissions information, contact the School of Graduate Studies and Research.


Jessie Martin, who earned her MS in in Cultural and Environmental Resource Management at CWU in 2017, is Director of ESG and Sustainable Finance at KSS Advisors in Boston. Her research at CWU included researching the economic impacts of the historical use of lead arsenate as an orchard pesticide in Wenatchee, WA. Using a hedonic housing price model, she determined the effects of the state-run cleanups of 6 local schools with toxic levels of lead and arsenic in their soils.

Many of our students have co-authored articles with professors. From the Homescapes of the Columbia Plateau to Zooarchaeological Analysis, check our Co-Authored Student Publications. 

Questions? Contact Us

CERM Program


Dr. Patrick McCutcheon
Phone: 509-963-2075
Email: Patrick.McCutcheon@cwu.edu

Megan Walsh
Phone: 509-963-3699
Email: Megan.Walsh@cwu.edu

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