Entrance Requirements

To qualify for admission to the Natural Resource Sciences or Applied Science graduate program, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. A bachelor’s degree (for the MS) or graduate degree (for the PhD) in Natural Resources or related field. You must demonstrate experience, knowledge, and course work relevant to your intended field of study, which could include: physical and biological sciences; humans as components of natural resource systems; and natural/human resource information gathering and synthesis.
  2. A minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4 point system).
  3. GRE scores with the minimum recommended scores listed below (note: the GRE must be taken within the past 5 years). GRE Test Centers and Dates
    • Verbal: 153
    • Quantitative: 149
    • Written: 4.0
  4. For international applicants for whom English is not the first language, the TOEFL or IELTS exam is required, with a minimum score of:
    • 550 paper-based
    • 213 computer-based
    • 79 web-based
    • 6.5 on IELTS

If you do not meet all of the above requirements, you may be admitted with provisional status.

How to Apply

Follow these steps to help apply to the Natural Resource Sciences program at SNR.

Questions ????

If you have particular questions about our graduate programs, we welcome you to contact:

Patty Swanson

Patty Swanson

SNR Graduate Admissions Coordinator

Location icon229D Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE 68583-0982

phone icon 402-472-5355

mail icon pswanson2@unl.edu