Natural Resource Ecology and Management (PhD)
Graduate programs in the Department offer PhD degrees in Natural Resource Ecology and Management with specializations in Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology, Forest Resources, Rangeland Ecology and Management, and Wildlife Ecology and Management.
A major role of the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management is providing graduate instruction. It is a critical component of the department's research, instruction, and extension missions. The overall goals of the Department are to provide high quality, advanced training and instruction in the application of the scientific method to problems in natural resource ecology and management. This includes problem analysis and identification, research methods, synthesis of results, and communication of findings. The Department strives to develop the capability for original and creative work under the guidance of established professionals and scientists.
Graduate instruction is a critical component of the research, instruction and extension missions of the Department. Students work directly with a member of the faculty to design a program of study to serve individual career goals. The prerequisite for graduate study in the Department is a bachelor's degree in an area aligned with the student's research interests with a minimum overall GPA of 3.00. A student must be accepted by a member of the Department's faculty prior to official admission to the program.