Master of Science Degree Program Information
For admission, the student must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in forestry, wildlife, fisheries, or other natural resource area. Applicants must take the general Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with minimum scores required. Graduate school rating forms or letters of recommendation from three individuals familiar with the applicant's academic ability are required.
Admission to the department is competitive. If applicants meet the minimum requirements for consideration (3.0 GPA and a GRE score of 297 on the verbal and quantitative sections combined under the new scoring system, or 1,000 on the verbal and quantitative sections combined under the old scoring system) their files are circulated to potential major professors (graduate advisors). They are admitted only if a professor agrees to advise them. As a consequence, we deny admission to many students who meet the minimum requirements for admission due to the lack of an advisor. This is especially true in terrestrial wildlife, which is most competitive. Because of this, students are advised not to formally apply unless they have contacted a professor and have been encouraged to do so. This saves the student time, money, and disappointment.
Minor in Environmental Policy
The department participates in a program designed to give graduate students an opportunity to develop an interdisciplinary specialization in environmental policy. View more information about the Evironmental Policy minor here
For more information concerning applications, tuition and fee costs, university calendars, dates and deadlines, and more visit the Office of Graduate Admissions.