Research degree designed for students who want to specialize in Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences; Forest Biology & Management; Forest Business; Natural Resources Management & Sustainability; Parks, Recreation & Tourism; or Wildlife Ecology & Management.

Degree Type: Masters

Degree Program Code: MS_FANR

Degree Program Summary:

To prepare leaders in the conservation and sustainable management of forests and other natural resources; to discover ways to restore and better use the earth’s natural resources; and to put into practice forestry and natural resources knowledge.

The MS degree 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. The MS requires a thesis and minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate level course work, 12 hours of which must be in courses open to graduate students only, and three hours of which must be in FORS 7300 (thesis).

Specialized programs are offered in ten general fields of study. Opportunities for interdisciplinary research are available within most of the programs. Individual faculty members are identified with a particular field of study. Some are identified with more than one area. Faculty addresses, e-mail and telephone numbers are listed on the Web page and in the Faculty section. Alternatively, they can be contacted by mail at the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-2152 USA, or by telephone at (706)542-2686.

Locations Offered:

Athens (Main Campus)

College / School:

Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources

180 E. Green Street
Athens, GA 30602


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