Graduate Programs

Pursue your master of science or doctor of philosophy in disciplines within the department and across Penn State.

Earn advanced degrees with science, management, and engineering-based approaches. Our M.S. and Ph.D. programs are designed to move you toward your goal of industry and academic careers in sustainable management of natural resources. Students earn degrees both within the department and in collaboration with other academic units across the University.

Forest Resources

Forest Resources graduate degrees focus on areas like forest resource management, forest biology, environmental concerns, wood products, and more.

Soil Science

Soil Science graduate students specialize in areas like soil genesis, microbiology, mineralogy, fertility, geographic information systems, remote sensing, watershed analysis, and land management.

Wildlife and Fisheries Science

Earn an M.S. or Ph.D. in areas like habitat evaluation, conservation biology, urban wildlife, fisheries management, ichthyology, freshwater ecology, terrestrial and wetland ecosystems, and more.

Intercollege Degree Programs

Earn your graduate degree through multiple Penn State colleges. Typical specialties include biochemistry, science and engineering, molecular cellular and integrative biosciences, plant biology, and more.

Online Degree Programs

Pursue your graduate degree or certificate online through our partnership with Penn State World Campus. Program areas include Ecosystem Management and Administration, Ecosystem Measurements and Data Analysis, and Leadership and Communication Skills for Ecosystems Managers.

Funding Opportunities

Information on assistantships, scholarships, and awards for Penn State Ecosystem Science and Management graduate students.

How to Apply

Deadlines, instructions, and more for applying to Ecosystem Science and Management graduate programs at Penn State.

Student Resources

Handbooks and student orientation, information for international students, scholarship and research integrity, funding opportunities, and more for new Ecosystem Science and Management graduate students.

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