Human Dimensions of Natural Resources: How to Apply

All application materials must be submitted through the university online application system (, including:

  • Statement of interest
  • Résumé or CV
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable)
  • A minimum of three letters of recommendation and the accompanying evaluation sheets from people who can attest to the candidate’s scholastic and conservation field work abilities
  • Publications (optional)

Applicants are required to meet two sets of minimum qualifications for admission: the requirements of the PhD in Natural Resources with this emphasis area and the minimum requirements of the MU Graduate School. Because requirements vary, you must refer to a degree program’s graduate admission page to learn about specific admission criteria, application deadlines, eligibility and application process. Your application materials will be reviewed by both the MU Graduate School and the degree program to which you’ve applied before official admission to the University of Missouri.

Application Deadlines

We have a rolling application window.

Financial Aid from the Program

Funding is available, but assistantships are highly competitive. Prospective students must complete all the necessary application requirements to be considered for funding. Contact the graduate program emphasis coordinator for more details. Applicants should also contact the faculty they want to work with to determine the availability of possible graduate assistantship positions.


Requirements for foreign language and a collateral field, if any, are determined by the student’s doctoral committee. The doctoral committee is expected to make an assessment of the student’s needs as they relate to the student’s background and educational objectives.