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Graduate Programs

The Department of Natural Resource Management currently offers four graduate degree options: M.S. and Ph.D. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences and M.S. and Ph.D. in Biological Sciences. Students interested in careers in ecology, environmental science, and range science utilize the Biological Sciences degree programs. In addition, we offer a Graduate Certificate in Grassland Management.




M.S. in Biological Sciences


M.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences




Ph.D. in Biological Sciences


Ph.D. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences

For more information about degrees in Natural Resources Management, please see the SDSU Catalog.

We sincerely appreciate the interest of prospective graduate students. Please be aware that we typically accept students into our graduate program only when we have a fully funded graduate assistantship available for them. Faculty members select their own graduate students; we have no departmental selection process as long as students meet the minimum qualifications set by the Graduate School. Our best advice is for prospective graduate students to individually contact the faculty members in our department whose research efforts seem to match up with student interests, and ask each of them about future openings for which to be considered. You can find the faculty members and their specialties on our people page.

For graduate admissions, please apply through the Graduate School. Thank you again for your interest!

Contact Us

For questions, please contact:
Terri Symens
or Leslie Bilbrey