Graduate Degree Program Summary
Graduate degrees offered
- M.S.; Ph.D.
A specialization is a well-defined area of study that will appear on your transcript with your degree and major. Specializations are optional in most UNL programs.Specializations
- Adaptive Management (M.S., Ph.D.)
- Agroforestry (Ph.D.)
- Applied Ecology (M.S., Ph.D.)
- Bio-Atmospheric Interactions (M.S., Ph.D)
- Climate Assessment and Impacts (M.S., Ph.D.)
- Environmental Studies (M.S., Ph.D.)
- Geographic Information Systems (M.S.)
- Great Plains Studies (M.S.)
- Human Dimensions (M.S., Ph.D)
- Remote Sensing (M.S.)
- Soil Sciences (M.S., Ph.D.)
- Water Resources Planning and Management (M.S.)
Contacts for Natural Resource Sciences
On the Web
Dr. Elizabeth Walter-Shea
Graduate Admissions Coordinator
Ms. Patty Swanson
102 Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE 68583-0921
Application checklist and deadlines
Required by the Office of Graduate Studies
- Application for Graduate Admission
- $50 non-refundable application processing fee
- One set of transcripts, uploaded to MyRED (see transcript upload requirements)
- If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency
- If you are not a US citizen and you expect to hold an F or J visa: financial resource information
See also: steps to admission.
Required by Natural Resource Sciences in GAMES
After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:
- Entrance exam(s): GRE. See also: department score requirements.
- Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 600, Internet TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5
- Three recommendation letters
- Statement of purpose
- CV or Resume
- Letter of Support from your potential advisor
When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, UNL's institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.
Application Deadlines for Natural Resource Sciences
|Rolling admissions; for more information contact the department or refer to the SNR Application Procedure and Deadlines page for details.|
Excellent laboratory, computer, and field facilities are available for performing up-to-date analyses in all resource areas, as well as water chemistry, GIS, geophysics, computer modeling, remote sensing, and geospatial image analysis. State, federal, and private natural resource organizations provide unique opportunities for cooperative research and degree-related work.
Additional areas of study include: agroecosystems; carbon sequestration; conservation biology; cycling of natural and human-made chemicals; drought mitigation; environmental biophysics; environmental microbiology; environmental soil microbiology, chemistry and physics; fisheries management and ecology; geology; geomorphology and soils; geospatial analysis; global climatic change; global positioning systems; grassland ecology and management; ground water; high plains climate; human-wildlife conflicts; hydrologic modeling; isotope hydrology; lake ecology; landscape ecology; micrometeorology; natural resources economics; natural resource planning and management; natural resources law; riparian systems; rural sustainability; severe weather; simulation modeling; soil moisture; soil restoration; stewardship; surface water systems; urban habitats; water quality and chemistry; wetlands; and woodland habitats.
Courses and MoreStudents in Natural Resource Sciences are most likely to take courses in:
- Natural Resources and Environmental Economics (NREE)
- Natural Resources (NRES)
- Great Plains Study Program (GPSP)
Students will work with an advisor to create a Program of Studies or Memorandum of Courses during the first half of their coursework.
Faculty and research
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