What will I learn?

Prepare to make an impact.

The problems facing our natural world are growing increasingly complex. In this program, you will gain the in-depth knowledge and research experiences to contribute to the solutions.

Our graduate students work alongside internationally recognized faculty across eight programs on leading natural resources research. For example, you could explore landscapes after wild land fire; invasive plant and animal species; new and better building materials; alternative wood-based energy sources; better GPS and GIS tools; wild fish runs; wildlife habitats; domestic livestock and grasslands; and much more.

This program encompasses a wide range of natural resource disciplines and issues, ranging from forest resources and conservation sciences; to fire science and wildlife and fisheries resources; to rangeland management and forest products.

This program offers both a non-thesis option and a thesis option.

Career Outcomes

With this degree, you could become a/an:

  • Community college instructor
  • Urban or Rural Planner
  • City, County, State or Federal wildlife or resource manager
  • Public or Private consultant
  • Agency Personnel and Resource Manager
  • Research Scientist

Which department am I in?

College of Natural Resources

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$29,412.00 per year
Start date

16 May 2022, 22 August 2022

Venue

University of Idaho

875 Perimeter Drive,

MOSCOW,

Idaho,

83844, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Graduate school applicants must possess the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree, with a minimum overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

For international students

Graduate school applicants must possess the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree, with a minimum overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

To be eligible for a Master of Science Natural Resources degree, students must first possess an undergraduate degree and have a strong understanding of natural science concepts, methods and research.

The following are acceptable as proof of English competency for graduate students:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): minimum overall score of 79

IELTS (International English Language Testing System): minimum overall score of 6.5

MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery): Minimum overall score of 77

U of I American Language and Culture Program (ALCP) with score of a Level 6/Advanced Pass

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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