Master of Science in Natural Resource Sciences

Graduate Students in Program:
Students Receiving Assistantships:
Priority Deadlines:

  • Fall January 10
  • Spring July 1


  • Pullman

International Student English Proficiency Exams

International students may need to surpass the Graduate School’s minimum English language proficiency exam scores for this program. If the graduate program has unique score requirements, they will be detailed below. Otherwise, please refer to the Graduate School’s minimum score guidelines.

  • 600 TOEFL minimum
  • 96 TOEFLI minimum
  • GRE

Degree Description:

The School of the Environment offers a program of graduate study and research leading to a master of science in natural resource sciences. The M.S. in natural resource sciences emphasizes original research by the student. This degree provides an atmosphere of scholarship coupled with research opportunities that produces people capable of responding to the complicated issues of use, management, and protection of the environment and its natural resources.

The department has laboratory facilities and greenhouses on campus. Field facilities are located at the 12,000 acre Colockum Multiple-Use Research Unit located near Wenatchee, WA. The University of Idaho is eight miles from the Pullman campus and offers cross-listed courses in conjunction with WSU in natural resource management and sciences.

Admission Requirements:

A GPA of at least 3.0 for the most recent 60 semester hours of undergraduate or 12 semester hours of graduate academic coursework. SoE requires three (3) letters of recommendation from academic advisors and/or academic faculty you have taken classes from. A Statement of Purpose is also required. . International students must also provide Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score. A TOEFL score of at least 600 (Paper-Based), 250 (Computer-Based), or 96 (Internet-Based) is required.

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