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Master of Natural Resources

If you’re looking for additional training in a natural resources field or are looking to transition your career to options beyond a cubicle, our Master of Natural Resources degree could be a great fit.

This non-thesis, terminal degree includes at least 33 hours of graduate-level coursework that can be completed in as little as three semesters. Choose from among several disciplinary areas:

*can be declared as an official Area of Emphasis

Classes take place in Athens, where you will learn through hands-on experiences in our labs and outdoor classrooms, including Whitehall Forest, Oconee Forest Park, and the many waterways and wetlands in the area. Our faculty also understand the demands of a graduate program and will work with students to develop a program of study that works best.

Depending on your program of study, you may also graduate as a certified wildlife biologist.

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Course Requirements

Each student works with a major professor, who chairs that student’s advisory committee and is their mentor through the program. The degree requires a minimum of 33 semester hours of graduate-level course work.

Courses Hours
Courses within Warnell       12
Courses outside study area        9
Electives*       12
Total       33

 

*3 hours of applied research in Forestry and Natural Resources (FANR 9200) is recommended, but optional at the discretion of the advisory committee.

Learn more about student requirements and view a checklist for students

 

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If you have any questions regarding the Graduate School's online application, please email the Office of Graduate Admissions.

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