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Master of Science

This is a research degree designed for students who want to specialize in particular academic or scientific areas. This degree is for students who plan an academic, research, or staff specialist career, and for those students who plan to pursue a PhD. Choose from among several disciplinary areas:


The MS requires a thesis and minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate level course work, but additional courses may be required by the student’s advisory committee.


Courses Hours
FANR 7000 (Master's Research)       6
FANR 7300 (Master's Thesis)       3
Graduate-only level coursework1,2      12
Any graduate level coursework       9
Total      30

1Coursework open only to Graduate Students. Must include:

  • 4 hours of Experimental Methods (FANR 6750). Statistical Methods II (STAT 6220), or a higher level statistics course can replace FANR 6750 or this requirement can be satisfied by an equivalent graduate-level statistics course taken previously.
  • 3 hours of Scientific Research (FANR 8200) 
  • 2Fisheries and Wildlife majors only: 1 hour of graduate seminar (e.g., WILD/FISH 8300, ECOL 8220, CBIO 8490, etc.).

1 hour of Forestry and Natural Resources Seminar Series (FANR 8060).  Repeatable but no more than 1 hour may count toward the program of study.


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