The M.S. in Fish & Wildlife Management serves the needs of students whose thesis research addresses an applied fish or wildlife management problem. It may be a terminal degree leading to professional employment as a fisheries or wildlife biologist, but may also lead to a Ph.D. in Fish & Wildlife Biology or other discipline. Coursework associated with this degree tends to emphasize applied fish and wildlife management. 

The full program of study is determined by the graduate committee following the Graduate School degree requirements, usually after the student has completed the required oral qualifying exam during the second semester in the program. View the current degree requirements in the Graduate Catalog. The committee may require additional electives for completing a master's degree in the Department of Ecology.