University of Vermont

2013-2014 Catalogue

Natural Resources Requirements (M.S.)

Requirements for Admission to Graduate Studies for the Degree of Master of Science

Undergraduate degree in an appropriate field in the sciences, social sciences, or humanities/fine arts; satisfactory scores on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination; and three letters of recommendation attesting to the candidate's academic potential for graduate work and motivation for pursuing this degree. Most successful applicants to this highly competitive program have strong academic credential and experience in an environmental or natural resource-related job, internship, or other related activity.

Minimum Degree Requirements

The master of science requires from fifteen to twenty-seven credits of course work in related fields (including NR 378, and NR 306), a public research seminar presented at the annual graduate student symposium, a research proposal, a comprehensive examination, and three to fifteen credits of thesis/project research. An oral defense of the thesis/project is required of all students.