Master of Science & Doctor of Philosophy (MS & PhD)
The Graduate Field of Natural Resources offers advanced studies leading to the degrees of MS and PhD. We offer two research degrees: the Master of Science and Doctorate of Philosophy. You can also apply to the MS/PhD program where you complete both an MS and PhD as part of your graduate program. These degrees require a focus on primary research, including supplemental courses at the graduate level and completion of a thesis (MS) or dissertation (PhD).
In order to be admitted to one of our research degree programs, a faculty member must be willing to supervise and ensure funding for a prospective student. Therefore it is important that you correspond with and obtain sponsorship from a faculty advisor during the application process. A faculty member must sponsor your application for review by the Admissions Committee in order to be offered admission. Individual mentoring by faculty is fundamental to our philosophy of graduate education and to the success of our students.