Natural Resources

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Cornell is a private, Ivy League university and the land-grant university for New York State. Cornell's mission is to discover, preserve, and disseminate knowledge; produce creative work; and promote a culture of broad inquiry throughout and beyond the Cornell community. Cornell also aims, through public service, to enhance the lives and livelihoods of our students, the people of New York, and others around the world.

A candidate for a M.S. degree in Natural Resources is expected to demonstrate the ability to develop a mastery of knowledge in one of the following sub-disciplines:
  • Applied Ecology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Ecosystem Biology and Biogeochemistry
  • Fishery and Aquatic Science
  • Forest Science
  • Quantitative Ecology
  • Wildlife Science
  • Community-based Natural Resources Management
  • Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management
  • Policy and Institutional Analysis
  • Program Development and Evaluation
  • Risk Analysis and Management
Concentrations by Subject
  • Applied ecology
  • Community-based natural resources management
  • Conservation biology
  • Ecosystem biology and biogeochemistry
  • Fishery and aquatic science
  • Forest science
  • Human dimensions of natural resources management
  • Policy and institutional analysis
  • Program development and evaluation
  • Quantitative ecology
  • Risk analysis and management
  • Wildlife science
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Cornell University will be widely recognized as a top-ten research university in the world, and a model university for the interweaving of liberal education and fundamental knowledge with practical education and impact on societal and world problems.

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