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 degrees (both Plan A and Plan B) and PhD degrees in two disciplines: Forest Sciences and Rangeland Ecosystem Science. The Master's of Natural Resources Stewardship (MNRS) is a Plan C coursework-only degree with three areas of specialization: Ecological Restoration, Forest Sciences, and Rangeland Ecosystem Science.
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 Forest and Rangeland Stewardship Department offers one Plan C degree, the Master's of Natural Resources Stewardship (MNRS). The MNRS is designed for mid-career professionals who want to increase their competitive standing in the work force or retool their skills.
The Peace Corps/Masters International Program (PCMI) is compatible with the Plan B Master's of Science degrees in Rangeland Ecosystem Science and Forest Sciences. 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.
For more detailed information on degree requirements and department procedures and facilities, see the Graduate Student Handbook.