Natural Resources, M.S.

Prepare to make an impact.

The problems facing our natural world are growing increasingly complex. In this program, you will gain the in-depth knowledge and research experiences to contribute to the solutions.

Our graduate students work alongside internationally recognized faculty across eight programs on leading natural resources research. For example, you could explore landscapes after wildland fire; invasive plant and animal species; new and better building materials; alternative wood-based energy sources; better remote sensing and GIS tools; wild fish runs; wildlife habitats; domestic livestock and grasslands; human interactions with the environment; and much more.

This program encompasses a wide range of natural resource disciplines and issues, ranging from forest resources and conservation sciences; to fire science and wildlife and fisheries resources; to rangeland management and forest products.

This program offers both a non-thesis option and a thesis option.

This program could be a good fit if you:

  • Want to make an impact in natural resources management
  • Enjoy conducting research out in nature
  • Have a strong interest in science
  • Can work independently and as part of a team
  • Have strong communication and problem-solving skills

With this degree, you could become a/an:

  • Community college instructor
  • Urban or Rural Planner
  • City, County, State or Federal wildlife or resource manager
  • Public or Private consultant
  • Agency Personnel and Resource Manager
  • Research Scientist

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