Humboldt State University

Natural Resources

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The Master of Science in Natural Resources at Humboldt State University includes options in Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences; Fisheries Biology; Forest, Watershed, and Wildland Sciences; and Wildlife. The program develops scientists, managers, planners, and educators who understand environmental systems and can participate in all aspects of management of our natural resources. Many students continue in research and ultimately earn PhDs. The program requires a minimum of 30 semester units (and occasionally remedial coursework), including preparation of a mandatory thesis. Each individualized course of study is developed by the student in consultation with a major professor and graduate committee. Typically, the student and major professor share an interest in the research area of the thesis project. The course of study is designed to support research for the thesis project and to develop and expand interests of the student. Applicants must have a BS/BA roughly equivalent to the option to which they are applying. In addition, they must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for the last 60 units earned and GRE scores from the last 5 years. Application materials are due February 1 for fall admission and September 30 for spring admission.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Dean's Office
College of Natural Resources and Sciences

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