12 months
33400 USD/year
33400 USD/year
13400 USD/year
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The Natural Resources - Fisheries Conservation and Management program from University of Arizona is concerned with the management and conservation of natural ecosystems with emphasis on the desert, rangeland, and forest ecosystems of arid and semi-arid environments.

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Key Features

Graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy prepare students for:

  • research and teaching in the areas of natural resource science, conservation, management, and planning; and 
  • positions in natural resource management agencies and organizations. 

All students are urged to gain a broad understanding of social and political institutions as they affect fundamental relations of humans and their environment, particularly those involving plants, animals, soil and water resources, and climate. Students pursuing the M.S. or Ph.D. degree may elect one of four disciplinary emphasis areas: Ecology, Management, and Restortation of Rangelands; Natural Resources Studies; Watershed Management and Ecohydrology; and Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation and Management.  Students also may choose from a wide variety of minor subjects, including soil science, watershed management, animal science, wildlife ecology, plant science, ecology, anthropology, public administration, and global change.

Career opportunities for graduates of the Natural Resources - Fisheries Conservation and Management program from University of Arizona exist in federal and state natural resource agencies and legislative policy and budget offices; in non-governmental organizations; in offices of corporations and trade associations concerned with natural resource policy and administration; and in international development agencies, consulting firms, universities, and private research organizations.

Students working toward the M.S. degree, thesis track, shall complete a minimum of 30 units including a thesis for which as many as 6 units may be earned.  Students working towards the M.S. degree, non-thesis track, shall complete a minimum of 36 units.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aquatic Entomology 
  • Conservation Genetics
  • Limnology 
  • Population Ecology
  • Aquaculture
  • Stream Ecology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Domestic Applicants: Applications are accepted on a year-round basis (rolling admissions)


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GPA 3.0
  • Proof of English proficiency is required for any international applicant born in a country where English is not the official language. 
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Letter of intent
  • Summary of course work

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33400 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    33400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33400 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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