The School of Natural Resources and the Envronment is concerned with the management and conservation of natural ecosystems with emphasis on the desert, rangeland, and forest ecosystems of arid and semi-arid environments. The Natural Resources - Natural Resources Studies program from University of Arizona leading to the Doctor of Philosophy prepare students for:
- research and teaching in the areas of natural resource science, conservation, management, and planning; and
- positions in natural resource management agencies and organizations.
All students are urged to gain a broad understanding of social and political institutions as they affect fundamental relations of humans and their environment, particularly those involving plants, animals, soil and water resources, and climate.
Students pursuing the M.S. or Ph.D. degree may elect one of four disciplinary emphasis areas: Ecology, Management, and Restortation of Rangelands; Natural Resources Studies; Watershed Management and Ecohydrology; and Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation and Management. Students also may choose from a wide variety of minor subjects, including soil science, watershed management, animal science, wildlife ecology, plant science, ecology, anthropology, public administration, and global change.
Career opportunities for M.S. and Ph.D. graduates exist in federal and state natural resource agencies and legislative policy and budget offices; in non-governmental organizations; in offices of corporations and trade associations concerned with natural resource policy and administration; and in international development agencies, consulting firms, universities, and private research organizations.
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- Ecosystem Ecology
- Rangeland Inventory and Monitoring
- Economics and Social Connections to Natural Resources
- Traditional Ecological Knowledge
- Conservation & Community
- Economics of Water and Environmental Markets and Incentive-based Policies
- Biostatistics for Public Health
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- 60 months
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DisciplinesNatural Sciences Natural Resource Management Environmental Sciences View 41 other PhDs in Environmental Sciences in United States
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- GPA 3.0
- Proof of English proficiency is required for any international applicant born in a country where English is not the official language. Please click the link below for more information.
- 3 letters of recommendation
- Letter of intent
- Summary of course work
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International33600 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 60 months.
National33600 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 60 months.
In-State13400 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 60 months.
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