We provide outstanding teaching and research that develops scholars, pioneers in science, and the professional leaders needed to manage natural resources and protect our environment. Our graduates play leadership roles in industry, public agencies, research, and education. We are seeking students who will accept the challenge and become part of that tradition.
The Natural Resources Science and Management program of the University of Minnesota is among the top ranked programs of its kind in the nation. The National Research Council's latest rankings, released in September 2010, place the NRSM program as high as number two nationally. We offer eight areas of study (tracks) encompassing graduate course offerings from the Departments of Forest Resources; Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering; Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology; and other units. For a description of these eight tracks, go to Areas of Study. Our program is offered through the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS), in conjunction with the Graduate School.
Depending on your interests and needs, your graduate program can be highly specialized or have a broad focus. You will work with your advisor and committee to develop a graduate program of study that matches your interests and meets the requirements for your graduate degree. Curriculum is interdisciplinary and often includes courses from across the University.
With 100+ students enrolled in the NRSM program, the student body represents a wide variety of educational backgrounds, geographic origins, and career objectives. This, coupled with broad expertise and international involvement by the faculty, provides a local to global perspective to the program.
- Applied Experimental Design
- Methods of Economic Data Analysis
- Economic Data Analysis for Managerial and Policy Decisions
- Watershed Engineering
- Chemistry of Biomass and Biomass Conversion to Fuels and Products
- Biodegradation of Bioproducts
- 12 months
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DisciplinesEarth Sciences Biodiversity & Conservation Natural Resource Management View 220 other Masters in Earth Sciences in United States
- Because individual faculty make the final selection of their graduate students, we strongly encourage that you communicate directly with those faculty members whose research interests match your own. We will only admit an applicant if an NRSM faculty member has agreed to advise them. This means that sometimes very strong applicants are denied admission simply because there isn't a match with a faculty advisor who has an opening for a new graduate student
- The statement of purpose is part of your online application. Focus on your long-range and short-term career objectives and any teaching or research experience you may have
- The diversity statement should highlight your contributions to our diverse student body
- TOEFL Scores
- Three letters of recommendation
- Other optional materials may include reprints of published papers, theses or unpublished reports, etc.
- A résumé or CV, while not required, can be helpful as well, and may also be attached
International28344 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 28344 USD per year during 12 months.
National28344 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 28344 USD per year during 12 months.
In-State18720 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18720 USD per year during 12 months.
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