Forest & Natural Resource Sciences Graduate Program
M.S. and Ph.D. in Forest and Natural Resource Sciences
Research leading to innovative approaches in the sustainable management of forest and other natural resources.M.S. Program Info
Doctoral program encompasses a variety of social and natural science disciplines while addressing issues that range from molecular to landscape and societal levels.Ph.D. Program Info
Research and Teaching Assistantships
Most FNRS graduate students are supported by Research and Teaching Assistantships, which include a stipend, a health insurance policy, and scholarship funds that cover in-state and out-of-state tuition for graduate courses.Graduate Funding
Our department includes nationally and internationally recognized faculty and staff. We offer a high faculty-to-student ratio, which promotes excellence in graduate and undergraduate training and leads to a strong record of job placement.Meet Our Faculty
Forestry and Natural Resources Graduate Student Association
Enhance graduate student professional, social, and personal development within the grad program. Meets regularly to facilitate social, philanthropic, and networking events to engage with other students, faculty, and the Lexington community.Get Involved
Forest and Natural Resource Sciences encompasses a wide variety of social and natural science disciplines while addressing issues that range from molecular to landscape and societal levels. This broad scope creates a stimulating atmosphere for graduate education and research, leading to innovative approaches in the sustainable management of forest and other natural resources. Graduate study can be conducted in a variety of topic areas including plant physiology, genetics, forest management, forest soils, economics, invasive species, natural resource policy, wood utilization, wildlife biology and management, conservation biology, forest ecology, silviculture, hydrology, restoration ecology (including mine reclamation), and watershed management. If you are interested in applying to the Forest and Natural Resources Graduate Program, please contact a Forestry and Natural Resources faculty member in your area of interest.
Baseline Requirements: Include undergraduate or M.S. GPA of 3.00. Undergraduate or M.S. degree in Natural Resources, Forestry, Wildlife Management or a related discipline is recommended.
Applicants whose native language is not English must have a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 79 on the TOEFL-iBT or a minimum score of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).