Department Description

The Master of Science in Fisheries and Wildlife was established in the Fall of 2000 to build on Arkansas Tech University's longstanding tradition of educating fisheries and wildlife professionals. The program is offered for those who wish to pursue careers in various areas of fisheries or wildlife science, and for those who wish to obtain a graduate degree before continuing their education at the doctoral level. The Department of Biological Sciences offers the M.S. degree with the option of selecting a concentration of study in either fisheries or wildlife science. Students have the option of a thesis or a non-thesis based program.

Position Description

Duties of a teaching assistant include instructing two freshman-level biological laboratories per semester, assisting with an upper-division fisheries and wildlife course, and work on a thesis research project. Duties of a research assistantship focus primarily on research. A good way to determine if assistantships are available is to directly contact the Fisheries and Wildlife faculty member whose research interests and background most closely resemble your career goals.

*Only Fisheries and Wildlife Thesis option students are eligible for these positions

Departmental Contact

Dr. John Jackson, Program Director and Associate Professor

How to Apply

1. Complete online GA application, (If applying for multiple positions, please submit only one. One works for all!)

2. Email resume and cover letter to

*Additional admission items, such as transcripts, GRE scores, and letters of recommendation are also considered when selecting a graduate assistant.


Monthly stipend divided over a 12 month contract
18 graduate credit hour waiver per academic year
*Pending the status of funding cycles and the outcome of grant writing efforts