CNR Graduate Program

Through the College of Natural Resources you may earn a Master of Science in Natural Resources with an emphasis from a variety of areas such as forestry, wildlife, fisheries, water, human dimensions of natural resource management, environmental education, soil science, and waste management. All of our programs are designed to meet your individual needs and interests.

There are numerous opportunities for advanced study, research, and involvement in natural resource professional activities during your time here as a student. The CNR operates three field stations on almost 2,000 acres. Special outreach and extension programs include: the Groundwater Center, the Water and Environmental Analysis Lab, Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education, Becoming an Outdoors Woman program, Wisconsin Cooperative Fisheries Research Unit and many more. In addition, you may join student organizations (our College has over twenty) to enhance your out-of-classroom learning and field experience.

Admission to the CNR Graduate Program requires that you recruit a member of the College's graduate faculty to agree to serve as your adviser. You are responsible for contacting faculty members directly who share your area of interest and discuss your application.  

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Sharon Reichert at or phone 715-346-4617.

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