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Graduate Programs

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Graduate students in the School of Natural Resources work on unique research projects that get them a hands-on and in-depth education in their field. We work alongside our students and watch as they make a difference in the world. Our program attracts talented students from around the country and the globe. Check out our research opportunities, faculty, and degrees to learn more about being a graduate student at SNR.

Go ahead and escape the ordinary. Seek your adventure with us.

Graduate Programs

The Natural Resource Sciences progam has both Master of Science and Doctorate of Philosophy degrees. Both degrees require a thesis. A minor is also available.

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The Master of Applied Science program degree does not require a thesis and is to provide coordinated professional training for students who need post-baccalaureate work in natural resources for their career.

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We have excellent laboratory, computer and field facilities available for performing up-to-date analyses. State, federal and private natural resource organizations provide unique opportunities for learning and gaining experiences through cooperative research. Plus, we have world-class faculty with diverse expertise and experiences.

Steps to Joining our Graduate Program

The first step to joining our graduate program is making a connection with one of our graduate faculty.

Learn how to apply to each of the programs.

Fund Your Program

We understand that considering the demands of a graduate degree often includes considering the demands of financing a graduate degree. The School of Natural Resources offers various types of assistantships to qualified students.

There are currently no assistantships to be listed on our site. Please check back later.

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Katharine Hogan

Meet Katharine

"After graduating from Taylor University, I didn’t know what ecosystem I wanted to work in, so I figured I’d work in as many as possible and figure it out. I thought I would find a favorite ecosystem and stick with it. Well, it turns out I stuck with Nebraska because although I did grow fond of prairies, I really liked the people I was working with."

Student Stories

Daniel Rico

Meet Daniel

"I am motivated more than ever to continue to push my research forward and do everything I can to ensure humanity a brighter tomorrow."

Student Stories

Tony Mucia

Meet Tony

"My master’s primarily focused on how this GRACE product captures drought severity and drought extent in the U.S., comparing GRACE data to other drought indices and other data."

Student Stories

Meet Christopher

"I’m putting out bat detectors on farmlands. You won’t know the number of bats, but based on the amount of calls, you can gain insight into activity patterns, and if you get quality calls, you can actually identify a species based off its call."

Christopher's NRT Connection More Student Stories

Want more information?

Contact Emma Hazel

Recruitment and Retention Coordinator, SNR Graduate Programs

School of Natural Resources
911 South Hardin Hall
3310 Holdredge Street

Lincoln, NE 68583-0989 US

Emma's Scheduling Assistant