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The Department offers advanced study in the following specialty areas:

  • Atmospheric resources
  • Earth resource information systems
  • Fisheries management
  • Water resources
  • Wildlife management


The purpose of the Master of Science(M.S.) Degree program is to provide advanced study in one of these specialty areas whereas the purpose of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Degree program is to educate scientists with a broad experience in natural resources and to prepare them to do independent research in one of the specialty areas. The Department also offers an online, graduate certificate in Sustainable Environmental Planning and Management.


Collaborative programs for interdisciplinary research and study exist with other departments and University units, including the Institute of Water Resources, the Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering, the Center for Integrative Geosciences, the Northeast Wildlife Disease Center, the Wildlife Conservation Research Center, and the Environmental Health Institute.



UConn Graduate Resources


Meet our Graduate Students, who are currently in several areas of study and looking into various research topics.



For more departmental information
contact the Graduate Coordinator at:

Dept. of Natural Resources
and the Environment
University of Connecticut U-4087
Storrs, CT 06269-4087
phone: (860) 486-2840

For applications materials contact:

The Graduate School
University of Connecticut
438 Whitney Road Extension, U-1006
Storrs, CT 06269-1006
phone: (860) 486-3617



Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Connecticut
1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4087
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-4087
Phone: 860-486-2840