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Fall 2020 Catalog 
Fall 2020 Catalog FINAL VERSION - Closed for Revisions

Natural Resources, M.S.

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This graduate program is administered by the Natural Resources - Graduate Program .


You must earn at least 30 credits in graduate courses that are approved by your graduate committee. At least 15 credits must be in courses numbered 700 and above.

You and your graduate committee will select courses based on you and your research needs.

Your graduate committee must consist of at least three members of the graduate faculty, at least two with home appointments in the College of Natural Resources.

Natural Resources Courses

Take one credit of

and one credit of either


A maximum of five credits in these courses counts toward your 30-credit requirement.


  1. Complete a thesis. Your thesis will be based on an independent research project conducted under the supervision of your graduate advisor and graduate committee.
  2. You must enroll for at least 3 thesis (NRES 799 ) credits during each semester you are a full-time student. A maximum of 6 thesis credits (NRES 799 ) count toward your 30-credit requirement.
  3. Submit a bound and electronic copy of your approved thesis to the University Library.

Culminating Experience

You must take a comprehensive final oral examination conducted by your graduate committee which includes questions on your thesis and on your courses.

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