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University of New Hampshire

College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

Natural Resources


105 Main St., Thompson Hall

Durham, NH 03824

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S.-Natural Resources: General

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Natural Resources and the Environment is a multidisciplinary group of faculty and students. The Department requires each student to contact one or more faculty to discuss programs and funding, and secure a commitment on the part of a faculty member to serve as your graduate advisor. Applicants are admitted to the Natural Resources MS program only when a determination is made of where the applicant will fit into an ongoing research program. This program is designed for students whose work crosses disciplinary boundaries within the natural resources and does not easily fit within one of the existing options. Students can later choose to specify one of the four options if their research interests change or if they become specific to one individual area. Students can later choose to specify one of the four options; Environmental Conservation Forestry Water Resources Wildlife General Integrated Coastal Ecosystem Science, Policy and Management Applicants are expected to have completed either an undergraduate degree in the field in which they plan to specialize or show adequate preparation in the basic support courses of the field. Students with good undergraduate records who lack a background in a particular field may be admitted to a program, provided they are prepared to correct any deficiencies. All entering students must have taken at least one statistics course or do so at the graduate level. Applicants must submit current scores (within five years) from the general test of the GRE. Students entering the forestry option may elect to develop concentrations within any of the above-listed areas. Applicants are expected to have backgrounds in forestry or related biological sciences. Students interested in water resources are required to have adequate preparation in chemistry and mathematics as well as biological or Earth sciences. Students interested in wildlife are expected to have adequate preparation in biological sciences, chemistry, and mathematics. Students interested in environmental conservation should have a background appropriate for their area of interest. Since environmental conservation covers such a broad area, applicants are always reviewed carefully on an individual basis. Students interested in TIDES (Integrated Coastal Ecosystem Science, Policy and Management) option are required to have adequate preparation in ecology, social sciences, and statistics. Prior to submitting an application, applicants should contact one or more graduate faculty advisors to discuss programs and funding, and secure a commitment of a faculty member to serve as graduate adviser.


UNH is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges

International Student Requirements:

Non-native English speaking International applicants are required to submit TOEFL examination scores. Demonstration of a sufficient level of English Language proficiency is a prerequisite for admission. Submitted scores that fall below our minimum requirement will be considered unacceptable and grounds for denying admission.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small Suburb

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