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Program/Degree
Natural Resources (MS) 
Program Description

YOU MUST APPLY TO THE PhD IN NATURAL RESOURCES WITH AN EMPHASIS IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

Ecology, Management, and Restoration of Rangelands: The study of the Ecology, Management and Restoration of Rangelands includes all the biological and physical processes of ecosystems - knowledge needed for sustainable use of rangelands as well as management of the diverse and complex systems that they support. Ecology, Management and Restoration of Rangelandst: Students may specialize in any of several areas, usually related to ongoing research projects and faculty expertise. These areas of specialization include plant-herbivore interactions, fire ecology, rangeland policy, soil-vegetation interactions, global change, long-term vegetation dynamics, and human dimensions of rangeland management.

 

Natural Resources Studies: The Natural Resources Studies emphasis is intended to provide an interdisciplinary graduate education for individuals who wish to contribute to natural resource policy and management decisions made in an environment increasingly influenced not only by technical elements, but by economic, legal, political, and social factors. This option is appropriate for students continuing from undergraduate work in natural resource management and for mid-career professionals interested in broadening their expertise in natural resource policy, administration, planning, management, and ecology.  Course requirements for the option in Natural Resources Studies are higher than for the other programs. Contact the graduate coordinator for additional information.

 

Watershed Management and Ecohydrology: The emphasis of the Watershed Program is on interactions between hydrologic processes and land-surface conditions and the application of this knowledge to land-water resource planning and management. The focus of the program is on arid/semiarid regions of the southwestern United States and the world. Research areas include hydrology, hydrologic-vegetative interactions, soil-water processes, erosion and sedimentation, stream dynamics, watershed modeling, hydrologic effects of management, land-use, and climate change. Other research areas include analysis and assessment (including GIS), economics and policy, integrated watershed management, fire effects, and tree ring studies.

Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation and Management: Students may emphasize in Wildlife Conservation and Management or Fisheries Conservation and Management. Graduate studies are designed to provide training in ecological principles, field research techniques, and the application of these tools for the management and conservation of all types of wildlife and fisheries resources. The program responds to the research needs of the State of Arizona, the Southwest region of the United States, the United States, and international governments and organizations. The Arizona Game and Fish Department, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Forest Service frequently assist in the development and support of research projects. Within the School, the U.S. Geological Survey also maintains the Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and the Sonoran Desert Field Station. Graduate degrees qualify students for professional careers with state agencies, such as state game and fish departments; federal agencies, such as U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Bureau of Land Management; colleges and universities; conservation organizations; private industry; and consulting firms.

PLEASE GO TO THE DESCRIPTION FOR THESE EMPHASIS AREAS FOR MORE INFORMATION.

 
Department/Academic Unit(s)

School of Natural Resources and the Environment -

The School of Natural Resources and the Environment is a world leader in pursuing science that informs how environmental change impacts arid and semi-arid systems and how best to adapt to environmental challenges. We are a cohort of students, faculty, and staff who take great pride in our focus on problem-driven research, teaching, and extension encompassing all aspects of environmental stewardship. Our research answers important questions about how ecosystems respond under environmental or human pressures. We develop strategies to help mitigate the effects of these pressures, helping to create and maintain healthy and sustainable ecological systems. For an overview of SNRE, watch our video.

 
College
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Contacts
Admissions Contact
Kathleen Marie Hughes
520-621-7260
Graduate Program Coordinator
Kathleen Marie Hughes
520-621-7260
Director of Graduate Studies
Stuart E Marsh
520-621-8574
Robert J Steidl
520-626-3164
Mitchel P Mcclaran
520-621-1673
Laura Lopez Hoffman
520-626-6602
Jia Hu
520-621-1062
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Cindy T Nguyen
520-621-0119
 
Tuition and Fees
Please refer to the UA Bursar's Office Tuition and Fees Calculator for up-to-date information about tuition and fees. 
Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements


http://snre.arizona.edu/academics/prospective-students/graduate-degrees under "How to Apply"

Proof of English proficiency is required for any international applicant born in a country where English is not the official language.  Please click the link below for more information.

https://grad.arizona.edu/admissions/requirements/international-applicants#english-proficiency

 
Standardized Tests

Required test(s):
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Recommended tests:
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Financial Aid

Research Assistantships
Some Teaching Assistantships
Some Tuition and registration scholarships
Some graduate fellowships (for incoming students only)

 
Admissions Deadlines

Degree: we offer only a MS or a PhD for the Natural Resources Major (note: you must have a MS before you can be admitted to the PhD program).

Natural Resources Major: You must also select an area of emphasis under the Natural Resources major in order to apply to the program. 

Fisheries Conservation and Management -- no deadline, rolling admissions

Natural Resources Studies -- DEADLINE, Jan 1 for fall semester, August 1 for spring semester

Ecology, Management and Restoration of Rangelands -- no deadline, rolling admissions

Watershed Management and Ecohydrology -- DEADLINE, Jan 15 for fall semester, August 1 for spring semester

Wildlife Conservation and Management -- no deadline, rolling admissions

 
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program: 0106 (Fisheries), 0108 (Forestry), 0111 (Range), 0113 (RNR) and 0115 (Wildlife)

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements

Minumum credits: 30 for MS, 63 for PhD
Core coursework: 24-30 for MS, 45 for PhD
Language requirements: NA
Other requirements:

 
Minor Requirements

Please contact the Graduate Coordinator for specific requirements.

khughes@email.arizona.edu

 
Student Handbook
http://snre.arizona.edu/sites/snre.arizona.edu/files/Grad%20Handbook%20Spring%202014.pdf  
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Last revised 22 Jan 2019