Warner College offers advanced degrees in a wide array of natural resources subjects to meet any students’ needs and interests. Whether you’re interested in advancing a field through research or would like to focus on a professional degree program, Warner College has a program for you. Warner College offers degrees at both the Masters and Doctorate levels, and has options for distance learning along with on-campus instruction.

At Warner College, you’ll work with preeminent researchers and faculty to advance your knowledge and skills while participating in a community grounded in making a positive difference on people and the planet with science.

Learn more about specific degree programs in each of the College’s departments via the links below. You can also find information about each department’s faculty and learn about potential advisors from these links. You can also find important information about Colorado State University’s graduate program requirements and admissions process at http://graduateschool.colostate.edu


Ecosystem Science and Sustainability 

The Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability offers graduate degrees programs in Ecosystem Sustainability (MS and PhD), Watershed Science (MS and PhD) and a Professional Science Master’s in Ecosystem Science and Sustainability.

You can find more information about ESS graduate degrees here.


The Department of Geosciences offers both a M.S. degree and Ph.D. degree in Geosciences.

You can find more information about Geosciences graduate degrees here.

Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology 

The Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology offers MS degrees (both Plan A and Plan B) in Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology.  FWCB also offers a Ph.D degree in Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology.

A Plan C option is also available in Fishery and Wildlife Biology.

You can find more information about FWCB graduate degrees here.

Human Dimension of Natural Resources 

The Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources offers a M.S. degree (both Plan A and Plan B) and a Ph.D. degree in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources.  The Department also offers a Master of Conservation Leadership, a Master of Tourism Management, and Graduate Certificates in Communication for Conservation, Ski Area Management, Adventure Tourism, and Agritourism Management.

You can find more information about the HDNR graduate degrees here.

Forest and Rangeland Stewardship 

The Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship has graduate degree programs in Forest Sciences, Rangeland Ecosystem Science, and Natural Resources Stewardship.   The FRS department offers M.S. degrees (both Plan A and Plan B) and Ph.D. degrees in two disciplines: Forest Sciences and Rangeland Ecosystem Science.  The department also offers a Plan C degree, the Master’s of Natural Resources Stewardship. The MNRS is designed for mid-career professionals who want to increase their competitive standing in the work force or retool their skills.

You can find more information about FRS graduate degrees here.