The graduate program in Natural Resources is designed to provide students with the knowledge and experience necessary to address natural resource problems and to carry out scientific investigations including design, implementation, and evaluation of research in their specific area of study. While it is designed to provide and in-depth understanding of the student’s particular area of emphasis, it is also intended to develop an appreciation for the interdisciplinary character of natural resource problems. Each candidate for the degree is required to consult with an appropriate faculty committee and to prepare an individualized program of study which must be approved by that committee.
The Natural Resources Graduate Program includes four major concentrations: Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Fisheries, Forestry Watershed & Wildland Sciences, and Wildlife.
Program Admission Requirements
Applicants must possess preparation equivalent to the baccalaureate degree. Adequate academic preparation can best be demonstrated by a baccalaureate degree in the chosen option or in a closely related field. Applicants who lack adequate preparation may be required to make up academic deficiencies through additional course work. Such course work may not be used toward the graduate degree.
Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.00 for the last 60 undergraduate units. Applicants with extensive work experience, exceptional GPA, or GRE scores may be reconsidered by appeal to the department faculty to the Graduate Advisory Council through the graduate coordinator.
Applicants are not required to submit Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores unless specifically requested by a potential faculty advisor. Applicants should contact the professor(s) they are interested in working with to determine if the GRE is needed.
Please refer to the College of Natural Resources & Sciences website for additional information.
Requirements of the Degree
For a description of degree requirements to be fulfilled in addition to those listed below see, “Master’s Degree Requirements ”.