MS. Level Graduate Research Assistantship in Economics and Human Dimensions of Wildlife

The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Oklahoma State University, is seeking qualified individuals to work on a research project that aims to evaluate current recreational use on Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) managed public lands. Contingent upon funding, this work will establish a model displaying visitor satisfaction of Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) in Oklahoma. The position will be filled at the M.S. level. The purpose of the proposed research is to determine visitor preference for and use of Wildlife Management Areas in Oklahoma to better inform current management practices and future land acquisitions by ODWC. The economic impact of these managed areas on surrounding communities will also be explored.

Oklahoma State University requires background checks for all newly hired graduate assistants/associates.  Background checks shall be required prior to employment (post-offer, pre-employment).

STIPEND: The position provides a competitive graduate research assistantship (GRA) plus benefits.  Benefits include resident and non-resident tuition waiver and student health insurance at $20 per month (for student only, family coverage available for an additional fee).


DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:  B.S. in wildlife, range, forestry, environmental science, or related natural resource disciplines.  Candidates must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0, and GRE scores that are sufficiently high to demonstrate the applicant is prepared for graduate study, as required by the OSU Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Interested individuals should contact:

Dr. Omkar Joshi
008C Agricultural Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405-744-5614
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LOCATION AND FACILITIES:  The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management (NREM) is part of the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Oklahoma State University. The University is a land grant institution with an enrollment of about 25,000 students located midway between Tulsa and Oklahoma City.  The department conducts interdisciplinary research, instruction, and extension education to address the sustainable management and conservation of the fishery, forest, rangeland, and wildlife resources of Oklahoma and beyond. This department is a source of cutting-edge research, quality instruction, and effective outreach to students, landowners, managers, and public agencies.