Graduate Programs

Our graduate programs provide the knowledge and experience necessary to address scientific problems and to carry out scientific investigations including design, implementation, and evaluation of research in specific areas of study.

Because of our location and natural environment, we have an established reputation for excellent graduate programs in Biological, Environmental, and Natural Resources Sciences. We have three programs, each offering a unique curriculum: Biological Sciences, Environmental Systems, and Natural Resources (see below).

While these options are designed to provide an in-depth understanding of your particular area of emphasis, they’re also intended to develop an appreciation for the interdisciplinary character of biological, environmental, and natural resource problems.

You are required to consult with an appropriate faculty committee and to prepare an individualized program of study which must be approved by that committee.


Biological Sciences

The department has facilities and faculty expertise that allow Master’s students to complete their programs in almost any area of biology.

Biological Sciences Application Information

Environmental Systems

Environmental Systems is an interdisciplinary Masters of Science program that helps students better understand and shape the complex systems that underpin our society.

Environmental Systems Application Information

Natural Resources

The graduate program in Natural Resources is designed to provide students with the knowledge and experience necessary to address natural resource problems and to carry out scientific investigations

Natural Resources Application Information