Ohio State is a great place for graduate studies. Graduate students advised by faculty in the Environment and Natural Resources Graduate Program have the benefit of the resources at one of the largest comprehensive universities in the nation, combined with the more personal connections among faculty and graduate students within the School. The Environment and Natural Resources Graduate Program welcomes applicants from all academic backgrounds.
It is important to understand your interests and specific career and education goals, as well as your own strengths and weaknesses. All potential applicants are encouraged to pursue internships, employment, or volunteer work with environment and natural resources-related agencies and organizations after completing a bachelor's degree in order to gain valuable experience and knowledge about the career and/or research you want to pursue in greater depth. The decision to pursue graduate studies should not be taken lightly.
The Master of Environment and Natural Resources is a professional degree oriented towards career preparation and development, and the Master of Science and PhD are research oriented degrees that prepare students to understand and conduct scientific studies. While undergraduate education prepares you broadly, graduate education prepares you deeply and so it is important to have a definite, yet flexible, goal for pursuing graduate education. We encourage potential applicants to search job postings and descriptions for minimum and desired requirements to understand what kind of graduate education to pursue in order to gain the desired type of employment.
Alayna Dorobek, a masters student in Fisheries & Wildlife Management, shares her learning experiences at the Wilma H. Schiemeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park in the YouTube below.