Create Your Future Graduate Programs
Graduate students in the School of Natural Resources work on unique research projects that get them a hands-on and in-depth education in their field. We work alongside our students and watch as they make a difference in the world. Our program attracts talented students from around the country and the globe. Check out our research opportunities, faculty, and degrees to learn more about being a graduate student at SNR.
Go ahead and escape the ordinary. Seek your adventure with us.
The Natural Resource Sciences progam has both Master of Science and Doctorate of Philosophy degrees. Both degrees require a thesis. A minor is also available.
We have excellent laboratory, computer and field facilities available for performing up-to-date analyses. State, federal and private natural resource organizations provide unique opportunities for learning and gaining experiences through cooperative research. Plus, we have world-class faculty with diverse expertise and experiences.
Steps to Joining our Graduate Program
Fund Your Program
We understand that considering the demands of a graduate degree often includes considering the demands of financing a graduate degree. The School of Natural Resources offers various types of assistantships to qualified students.
M.S. Assistantship - Applied Wildlife Spatial Ecology Lab
Department: School of Natural Resources, UNL
MS and PhD Assistantships (National Science Foundation Research Traineeship)
Department: Various Departments
Salary: $34,000 - $36,000/year
"After graduating from Taylor University, I didn’t know what ecosystem I wanted to work in, so I figured I’d work in as many as possible and figure it out. I thought I would find a favorite ecosystem and stick with it. Well, it turns out I stuck with Nebraska because although I did grow fond of prairies, I really liked the people I was working with."
"I am motivated more than ever to continue to push my research forward and do everything I can to ensure humanity a brighter tomorrow."
"My master’s primarily focused on how this GRACE product captures drought severity and drought extent in the U.S., comparing GRACE data to other drought indices and other data."
"I’m putting out bat detectors on farmlands. You won’t know the number of bats, but based on the amount of calls, you can gain insight into activity patterns, and if you get quality calls, you can actually identify a species based off its call."