Range Science - Master of Science
A GPA of 3.0 or higher is required for admission. GRE exam is not required. Prerequisite for admission as a regular graduate student in the department is the completion of a curriculum substantially equivalent to that required of undergraduate students. Therefore, deficiency courses may be required after admission to the program, as determined by the admissions committee and the student’s graduate committee and advisor.
Graduate Program with the Thesis (Research) Option
A minimum of 30 credits of graduate work is required to graduate. At least one advanced statistics course or equivalent is required, as determined by the student’s graduate committee. The thesis research project must be approved by the student’s graduate committee. Every effort should be made to publish the thesis as a scientific journal article or Experiment Station publication.
Graduate Program with the Non-Thesis Option
A minimum of 32 credits of graduate work is required to graduate. A final written report is required.
The report will be on a topic approved by the student’s graduate committee. Research for the report may involve field work and data gathering, but should also be strongly library- and literature-based.
The report should be of graduate quality and content, and should follow graduate school thesis format or the format of an acceptable scholarly journal. Final approval and acceptance of the report will be by the student’s graduate committee. Every effort should be made to publish the report in an appropriate outlet (journal article, Experiment Station bulletin or report, Extension bulletin, etc.)