The Department of Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management offers a rigorous graduate program for both masters and doctoral degrees, preparing students for advanced careers in a variety of private industries, public agencies, academia and beyond. Ranked among the best in the country, students can expect to work in problem-focused field and lab research addressing contemporary issues related to rangeland and wildlife conservation, as well as fisheries and aquaculture. Graduate students learn to confidently conduct, analyze and interpret scientific studies to address real-world problems through applied research and action. Our non-thesis option, Master of Natural Resources Development in Natural Resources provides an additional element of flexibility and customization through its distance-based or mix of on-campus and distance-based learning. Graduate students have access to various field stations and research facilities to assist with their studies and enhance their graduate program.
Impactful Student Experiences
“If you have a passion for the outdoors, working with animals and conservation, RWFM is the place to be. Some things that have helped me achieve success are forming relationships with my professors, getting involved in clubs and organizations, and even scoring an amazing undergraduate employment opportunity. I have also gained research experience by building relationships with professors. Simple choices like asking professors about the research they are most passionate about have created really exciting opportunities during my time here.”
MacKenzie “Lulu” Hoffman, ’23 & ’25
Master of Science, Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management
Pursue a Master’s Degree
- M.S. in Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Thesis
- Master of Natural Resources Development (M.N.R.D.) in Natural Resources Development, Non-Thesis
Pursue a Doctoral Degree
Graduate Funding Opportunities
To learn more about graduate funding opportunities please see the Graduate Scholarships and Financial aid on the Financial Aid Page.
Connect with the Graduate Student Organization
Our Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management Graduate Student Organization (RWFM GSO) promotes academic, professional, and social networking among students and faculty. All graduate students are encouraged to participate in the many professional, service, and social events held throughout the year. Students within this organization actively serve on committees working to impact the department and university. The association also awards competitive travel scholarships and grants to students participating at professional meetings and conferences.
Graduate Student Resources
Through exceptional service and commitment to the highest standards, the Graduate and Professional School advocates for graduate education at Texas A&M and throughout Texas. This office supports our students and the graduate degrees offered by our department.