What It Takes
You should enter this program with strong communication skills and an ability to understand multiple perspectives. You should also have an understanding of biological and ecological concepts, scientific methods and research paradigms, math and statistics as well as a solid grounding in social science. You should have a strong desire to work both independently and with a team to develop creative solutions for the conservation and responsible management of our natural resources.
Your First Year
The M.S. Natural Resources degree program is administered through the University of Idaho College of Graduate Studies in cooperation with the College of Natural Resources. Admission normally requires completion of undergraduate work in the area of natural and social sciences. If you do not have an undergraduate degree in one of these areas, you may be required to make up deficiencies as determined by an advisory committee. More information on the admission process is available at http://www.uidaho.edu/cogs/
The M.S. degree requires completion of 30 semester credit hours, with 18 of those credit hours in 500 level courses.