Graduate Program

Taking notes. Photo credit Dan Bihn.

The educational objective of the Forest and Rangeland Stewardship Department is to produce excellent leaders in the fields of forest and rangeland stewardship.

The Department of Forest & Rangeland Stewardship has graduate degree programs in Forest Sciences, Rangeland Ecosystem Science, and Natural Resources Stewardship. The Department offers both master's and doctoral programs.

The Department offers MS and PhD degrees in two disciplines: Forest Sciences and Rangeland Ecosystem Science.  The Master of Natural Resources Stewardship (MNRS) is a coursework-intensive degree with four areas of specialization: Ecological Restoration, Forest Sciences, Rangeland Ecosystem Science, and Sustainable Military Lands Management.  

The forestry program provides high quality education in forestry and related disciplines; develops knowledge through scholarly endeavors; and disseminates information to the profession, the public, and the community through service and outreach. This focus on forestry extends into the broader arena of natural resources and environmental sciences through collaboration across the college and university.

The rangeland ecosystem science program emphasizes interdisciplinary study of, and research on, the world's rangelands. Both the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees emphasize education and training in land resource management, research, and teaching. Graduate programs require that students develop a thorough knowledge of the structure, function, and management of rangeland ecosystems.

The Master of Natural Resources Stewardship (MNRS) degree is a coursework-intensive, professional masters degree. It is intended to provide students with a broad natural resources education and specialized resource management expertise in one of three specializations: ecological restoration, forest sciences, or rangeland ecosystem science.

The professional Master of Natural Resources Stewardship program offers select courses online.  Access our Schedule of Online course offerings here.


The Peace Corps/Masters International Program (PCMI) is compatible with the MS degrees, professional paper option. Students in the PCMI program generally complete two semesters of coursework at the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins, followed by a two year assignment overseas with the Peace Corps.
 
More Information

For more detailed information on degree requirements and department procedures and facilities, see the Graduate Student Handbook.