Montana State University

Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences

Montana State University
P.O. Box 173120
Bozeman, MT 59717-3120

Tel: (406) 994-7060
Fax: (406) 994-3933
Location: 334 Leon Johnson Hall

Academic Programs:

Tel: (406) 994-3090

Department Head:

Dr. Tracy M. Sterling

LRES Graduate Programs

Graduate Programs | Prospective Graduate Students | Course Descriptions | Current Graduate Students | Graduate Student Awards

The LRES Department offers advanced study leading to an M.S. Degree in Land Resources and Environmental Sciences or Land Rehabilitation, and the cross-college doctoral degree in Ecology and Environmental Sciences.  We also partner in two cross-departmental M.S. degree programs.

The department has a large and diverse group of graduate students, who consistently receive awards from professional societies and are active and successful in securing competitive grants and in other professional activities.

Graduate student research projects are related to the diverse interests of LRES faculty members. The department conducts research projects in land rehabilitation, restoration ecology for land and streams, watershed science, hydrology, biogeochemistry, land-atmosphere exchange, plant and soil ecology, environmental microbiology, cropping systems and sustainability, environmental risk assessment, integrated pest and weed management, and insect behavior and ecology.

Master of Science Degrees

Land Resources and Environmental Sciences
  • For students interested in understanding and managing landscapes at multiple scales through integrated and multi-disciplinary course work and research experiences.
Land Rehabilitation
  • For students new to the rehabilitation field as well as individuals already working in land rehabilitation or restoration ecology and who desire advanced professional training.
Entomology (cross departmental)
  • For students interested in entomological science and its interface with agricultural and natural resource sciences.

Doctor of Philosophy Degree

Ecology and Environmental Sciences (cross departmental)

  • Outstanding doctoral training programs that provide a range of opportunities for specialization. The department offers flexibility in coursework programs to address individual career goals.