The Degree of Master of Wildlife Science
The Master of Wildlife Science (MWSC) degree is designed for students who want professional graduate training with a management or policy orientation in wildlife or natural resources. It is intended to emphasize the problem solving skills involved in the use of science and technology to benefit humanity, not as a research degree.
Individuals with a baccalaureate degree from a college or university of recognized standing or qualified Texas A&M University seniors during their last semester may apply for admission to graduate studies to pursue the non-thesis degree of Master of Wildlife Science. The candidate's advisory committee shall specify prerequisite work where necessary.
The student must demonstrate problem solving capabilities. Degree candidates may gain such capabilities by completing a professional internship that is designed to provide meaningful, applied, practical experiences, and which may vary in duration from three to nine months depending on departmental requirements.
It is possible for working professionals to fulfill the degree requirements for the Master of Wildlife Science via distance education. The degree may be earned in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences.