Master of Wildlife Science in Wildlife Science

The Master of Wildlife Science (MWSC) degree is designed for a student who wants 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. The MWSC program provides broad academic training combined with practical experience, to develop problem-solving and management skills, understanding of the interrelationships among ecology, policy and culture as factors that influence natural resource conservation and management, and prepare students for careers with academic institutions, governmental agencies, and private business/industry.

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. A candidate’s advisory committee shall specify prerequisite work where necessary.

The MWSC program is designed for students already having established fundamentals in biology and natural resource-related topics. 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.

This program is also approved for delivery via asynchronous distance education technology.