Master's Degree Requirements

Humboldt State's Wildlife Master's program is an option within the Natural Resource Master's Program. For information about application procedures for the program, see the general guidelines for graduate school admission. Prospective master's students are encouraged to contact individual wildlife faculty members as potential graduate advisors. The following is a current description of requirements for successful completion of master of science degree in Natural Resources (Wildlife option).


Satisfactory undergraduate preparation in wildlife management or related field.

Required courses

Seminar in Wildlife Management, Thesis, and Advanced Field Problems. Approved upper division and graduate electives to bring total units beyond satisfactory undergraduate preparation to a minimum of 30. Half or more (i.e., at least 15) of the units must be courses primarily organized and conducted at the graduate level, including two units of Seminar in Wildlife Management. No more than 9 units of Thesis and Advanced Field Problems combined may apply toward degree. A thesis is required.

The requirements are also listed in the University's online catalog in the Wildlife program section. Please see NR Program Policies and Practices for additional details