Biological Sciences - Ecology - M.S. and Ph.D. Download to print
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The Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biological Sciences—Ecology provides opportunities to study in areas such as animal behavior, entomology, limnology, microbial ecology, ornithology, systems ecology, systematic and evolutionary biology, environmental physiology, vertebrate ecology, and population and community ecology. Although courses of study are tailored to students’ interests and needs, the programs of all students normally include training in population, community, ecosystems and evolutionary ecology and statistical theory. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of ecology, students are encouraged to take courses in geology, mathematics, chemistry and other disciplines.
Admission into the M.S.: official transcript(s); 3.0 GPA; GRE (general test); goal statement; three letters of recommendation; acceptance of the student by a faculty advisor; list of up to five potential faculty advisors; and undergraduate coursework roughly equivalent to a Biology minor.
Please refer to the University policy for graduate admissions.
M.S.: Minimum 32 total credit hours.
M.S.: A thesis and final defense is required.
Prospectus: An M.S. student begins research by successfully preparing, presenting and defending a formal prospectus for their research project to their committee.
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