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 - Wildlife Conservation and Management program from The 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.
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- Conservation Genetics
- Population Ecology
- Wildlife Conservation Behavior
- Diseases of Wildlife
- Stream Ecology
- Wildlife Habitat Analysis
- Biogeography and Conservation of the Sky Islands
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , International
- Domestic Applicants: Applications are accepted on a year-round basis (rolling admissions)
DisciplinesNatural Sciences Natural Resource Management Animal Sciences View 404 other Masters in Natural Sciences in United States
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- GPA 3.0
- 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.
- 3 letters of recommendation
- Letter of intent
- Summary of course work
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International34000 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 34000 USD per year during 12 months.
National34000 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 34000 USD per year during 12 months.
In-State14000 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14000 USD per year during 12 months.
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