Natural Resources (MNR)

Degree: Masters Degrees

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To prepare leaders in the conservation and sustainable management of forests and other natural resources; to discover ways to restore and better use the earthís natural resources; and to put into practice forestry and natural resources knowledge.

School/College

Daniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
Forestry and Natural Resources Building
Athens, GA 30602
Phone: 706/542-1183

Academic Department

Forestry and Natural Resources
Forestry and Natural Resources Building
Athens, GA 30602-2151
Phone: 706/542-1183

Contacts

Graduate Coordinator

Peter S. Bettinger

706/542-1183

The MNR degree is a terminal degree, suitable for students who want additional instruction and training in Forest Resources. The MNR requires a minimum of 33 semester hours of graduate-level course work, but additional courses may be required by the studentís Advisory Committee. No thesis is required.

The MS degree is a research degree designed for students who want to specialize in particular academic or scientific areas. This degree is for students who plan an academic, research, or staff specialist career, and for those students who plan to pursue a PhD. The MS requires a thesis and minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate level course work, 12 hours of which must be in courses open to graduate students only, and three hours of which must be in FORS 7300 (thesis). The PhD degree is frequently required for research and staff specialist positions, and is nearly always required for university faculty positions. The PhD is often regarded as a degree of specialized education within a relatively narrow field of expertise. The PhD requires a dissertation and a minimum of 30 hours of consecutive course work, at least 16 hours of which must be in courses open to graduate students only. As a requirement of residency, at least two consecutive semesters of full-time course work or the equivalent must be spent in resident study on this campus (i.e., enrollment for a minimum of 30 hours of consecutive course work included on the program of study).

In almost all cases, a Masterís degree is required for admission to the PhD program. However, a student with an extraordinary baccalaureate record may petition the Graduate Affairs Committee for admission to the doctoral program.

Specialized programs are offered in ten general fields of study. Opportunities for interdisciplinary research are available within most of the programs. Individual faculty members are identified with a particular field of study. Some are identified with more than one area. Faculty addresses, e-mail and telephone numbers are listed on the Web page and in the Faculty section. Alternatively, they can be contacted by mail at the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-2152 USA, or by telephone at (706)542-2686.

Degree

Code

Course Descriptions

MNR

326

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