National Park Service Intermountain Region ProRanger Program

* The ProRanger Program is currently not accepting any applicants at this time.*

ProRanger is a collaborative partnership between the National Park Service (NPS), Temple University, and Texas A&M University. The program is an academic-intake program established to recruit and train law enforcement park rangers for the National Park Service. Law enforcement rangers protect our National Park’s natural resources, educate the public of park cultural significance, and provide public safety services.

The program is designed to complement the academic program of the student and after successful completion of program requirements and graduation from an accredited university; ProRangers are eligible for non-competitive conversion to a position as a law enforcement ranger within the National Park Service.

ProRanger is stationed at the Texas A&M University Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Sciences located in College Station, Texas. The Intermountain Region ProRanger Program at Texas A&M University is also proud to announce its partnership with the Temple University ProRanger program. Both programs were started in 2009 with the goal of recruiting and training the next generation of United States Park Rangers. The two programs share lessons learned and follow the same basic design of class instruction, summer internship and law enforcement training academy. Now that the programs are aligning we will further integrate our experiences and be able to leverage support for this initiative. We are very excited about the opportunity for our students to earn their place among the NPS workforce protecting resources, people and property.

Program Overview

ProRanger Benefits

ProRanger Eligibility

Meet the ProRanger Cadets & Follow their Journey

NPS The Next 100 Years

Contact ProRanger

Lavell Merritt Jr., PhD
ProRanger Program Manager
Texas A&M University
Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences 

600 John Kimbrough Blvd – MS 2261
Agriculture and Life Sciences Bldg
College Station, Texas 77843




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