M.S. Natural Resources
Problem Solving for Nature
Work alongside internationally recognized faculty leading natural resources research in pursuit of your degree and make an impact on the problems facing our natural world. Our research encompasses a wide range of natural resource disciplines, and this degree focuses primarily on students interested in pursuing research opportunities under the guidance of a major professor and a graduate advisory committee.
- Ready access to thousands of acres of working forests, rangelands and waterways.
- Conduct research on 2.3 million pristine acres at the Taylor Wilderness Research Station.
- Create professional networks across multiple disciplines, faculty, and agency scientists.
Biogeochemical Cycling and Ecophysiology
Ecology (theory, applied, modeling / community, organism, etc.)
Environmental Political Science, Attitudes and Behaviors
Forest Biometrics and Silviculture (including FBRI Fellowship)
Forest Sciences (excl. operations and pathology)
Genetics and Molecular Ecology
Geomorphology, Hydrology, and Earth Sciences
Global Environmental Change
Natural Resource Economics
Pathology, Insects, and non-fire Disturbances
Policy Analysis and Land-Use Planning
Remote Sensing, GIS, and Ecosystem Modeling
Renewable Materials (incl. forest products)
Restoration and Regeneration (incl. nursery sciences)
Rural Community Development and Planning
Social Impact Assessment
Tribal and Traditional Knowledge
Wildland Fire Sciences
The thesis-based M.S. degree in Natural Resources requires completion of a research project that is the result of original work carried out by the student under the supervision of the major professor and the graduate advisory committee. To be admitted to this program, a faculty member must agree to serve as your major advisor. It is strongly encouraged that you contact a potential faculty mentor about opportunities within their lab prior to applying for admission to this program. Students interested in a non-thesis degree are encouraged to review the Master of Natural Resources program or the Environmental Science M.S. program.