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2022 Best Wildlife Management Master's Degree Schools

18 Colleges in the United States
160 Master's Degrees
If you're seeking a Master's Degree in wildlife management, you will have fewer peers than average since the major degree program is the #209 one in the country in terms of popularity.As such, your educational options may be more limited than if you were in a more popular field.

In 2022, College Factual analyzed 18 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Wildlife Management Master's Degree Schools ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 160 master's degrees in wildlife management during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Wildlife Management School for Your Master's Degree

Best Wildlife Management Master's Degree Schools The wildlife master's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

Quality Overall Is Important

The overall quality of a master's degree school is important to ensure a good education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To account for this we include a college's overall Best Colleges for a Master's Degree ranking which itself looks at a collection of various factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

The vast majority of the schools on this list are in at least the top 67% of our overall quality ranking.

Overall Best Colleges Rank  ( 859 to 152 )
Lowest Ranked Overall
Top Ranked Overall

Average Earnings

To determine the overall quality of a graduate school, one factor we look at is the average early-career salary of those receiving their master's degree from the school. This is because one of the main reasons people pursue their master's degree is to enable themselves to find better-paying positions.

Other Factors We Consider

The metrics below are just some of the other metrics that we use to determine our rankings.

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on wildlife management students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other wildlife management students want to attend this school to pursue a master's degree.
  • Educational Resources - How many resources are allocated to students. These resources may include educational expenditures per student, number of students per instructor, and graduation rate among other things.
  • Student Debt - How easy is it for wildlife management to pay back their student loans after receiving their master's degree.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized wildlife management related body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for wildlife management students working on their master's degree.

More Ways to Rank Wildlife Management Schools

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Wildlife Management Master's Degree Schools list to help you make the college decision.

Best Schools for Master’s Students to Study Wildlife Management in the United States

Learn about the top ranked colleges and universities for wildlife management students seeking a a master's degree.

10 Top Schools for a Master's in Wildlife

#1

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX
8 Annual Graduates

Texas Tech University is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a master's degree in wildlife management. Located in the city of Lubbock, Texas Tech is a public university with a fairly large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #286 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Texas Tech is a great university overall.

A popular major for wildlife management students, there were about 8 students who completed this degree at Texas Tech in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a master’s in wildlife management from Texas Tech University

#2

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
10 Annual Graduates

Any student who is interested in a master's degree in wildlife management needs to look into University of Florida. UF is a fairly large public university located in the city of Gainesville. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #65 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means UF is a great university overall.

There were about 10 wildlife management students who graduated with this degree at UF in the most recent data year.

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#3

Clemson University

Clemson, SC
25 Annual Graduates

It's difficult to beat Clemson University if you want to pursue a master's degree in wildlife management. Clemson is a fairly large public university located in the suburb of Clemson. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #144 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Clemson is a great university overall.

There were about 25 wildlife management individuals who graduated with this degree at Clemson in the most recent year we have data available.

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4 Annual Graduates

Every student pursuing a degree in a master's degree in wildlife management needs to take a look at University of Alaska Fairbanks. Located in the small suburb of Fairbanks, UAF is a public university with a moderately-sized student population. This university ranks 2nd out of 4 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Alaska.

There were about 4 wildlife management individuals who graduated with this degree at UAF in the most recent data year.

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8 Annual Graduates

UW - Madison is a very large public university located in the city of Madison. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #59 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means UW - Madison is a great university overall.

There were approximately 8 wildlife management individuals who graduated with this degree at UW - Madison in the most recent year we have data available.

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#6

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI
8 Annual Graduates

Michigan State is a fairly large public university located in the city of East Lansing. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #134 out of 1,305 colleges nationwide means Michigan State is a great university overall.

There were approximately 8 wildlife management individuals who graduated with this degree at Michigan State in the most recent data year.

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6 Annual Graduates

UT Knoxville is a fairly large public university located in the midsize city of Knoxville. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #315 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means UT Knoxville is a great university overall.

There were approximately 6 wildlife management students who graduated with this degree at UT Knoxville in the most recent data year.

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1 Annual Graduates

Iowa State is a very large public university located in the small city of Ames. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #160 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means Iowa State is a great university overall.

There were approximately 1 wildlife management students who graduated with this degree at Iowa State in the most recent year we have data available.

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#9

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR
4 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Corvallis, Oregon State is a public university with a very large student population. A Best Master's Degree Schools rank of #419 out of 1,305 schools nationwide means Oregon State is a great university overall.

There were about 4 wildlife management individuals who graduated with this degree at Oregon State in the most recent data year.

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#10

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS
10 Annual Graduates

Mississippi State is a fairly large public university located in the remote town of Mississippi State. This university ranks 3rd out of 13 schools for overall master's degree quality in the state of Mississippi.

There were about 10 wildlife management individuals who graduated with this degree at Mississippi State in the most recent data year.

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Wildlife Management by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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One of 5 majors within the Natural Resources & Conservation area of study, Wildlife Management has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 3,062
Natural Resource Management 812
Forestry 294
Fisheries Sciences 43
Natural Resources Conservation (Other) 7

Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Nicholas A. Tonelli. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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