The overall goal of this non-thesis graduate degree program is to provide working natural resource professionals with an understanding of the interrelationships among ecology, policy, culture and economics as factors that influence natural resource management. The program is designed for students already having established fundamentals in biology and natural resource related topics.
A professional Master’s degree via distance education requires 36 credit hours. 30 of these hours consist of wildlife and fisheries sciences courses and selected courses from other TAMU departments. Six credits for a professional paper, and may include up to nine credits of undergraduate 300 or 400 level courses. All courses will be determined through consultation between you and your advisory committee, and is based on your subject area needs. You will be required to write and present a professional paper on a topic of your choosing with approval of your graduate committee.
Up to 12 hours of courses taken in residence at an accredited U.S. institution with a grade of B or greater may be considered for transfer credit if, at the time the courses were completed, the student was in degree-seeking status. Any transfer work is subject to review and approval by the student’s graduate advisory committee, department and the Office of Graduate Studies.
Acceptance into the program is limited and requires a B.S. or B.A. degree, a 3.0 GPA on the last 60 undergraduate hours, and a faculty member in WFSC willing to work with you.. A complete application (including application, fees, all transcripts, GRE scores, statement of purpose, and 3 letters of recommendation) must be received by September 1 for the next Spring semester, and by May 1 for the next Fall semester.
Provide working or in-service natural resource professionals with:
- Additional academic training that supplements student’s understanding of the full range of considerations in natural resources management.
- A rigorous graduate degree program that supplements job skill requirements
- A program delivery strategy that accommodates on-the-job obligations
Residency requirements can be waived if you are employed full-time.
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