• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
 Graduate studies of the Natural Resources - Fisheries Conservation and Management at University of Arizona are designed to provide training in ecological principles, field research techniques, and the application of these tools for the management and conservation of all types of wildlife and fisheries resources.
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Overview

The Natural Resources - Fisheries Conservation and Management at University of Arizona responds to the research needs of the State of Arizona, the Southwest region of the United States, the United States, and international governments and organizations.  

The Arizona Game and Fish Department, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Forest Service frequently assist in the development and support of research projects. 

Within the School, the U.S. Geological Survey also maintains the Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and the Sonoran Desert Field Station. 

Career

Graduate degrees qualify students for professional careers with state agencies, such as state game and fish departments; federal agencies, such as U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Bureau of Land Management; colleges and universities; conservation organizations; private industry; and consulting firms.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Domestic Applicants:  Applications are accepted on a year-round basis (rolling admissions), but should be at least 2 months in advance of your intended start date.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    63 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

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;
  •  Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation and Management

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • 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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10063 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    20126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10063 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    11938 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5969 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Tucson

  • 830 - 1140 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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