MS in Conservation Ecology
The MS in Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development offers students an opportunity to combine interdisciplinary course work in conservation ecology and sustainable development with field experience and thesis research. The program is intended to provide the training necessary to handle the unique, multidisciplinary problems in the area of conservation and sustainable development and to function independently as a researcher and decision-maker to address problems of conservation and sustainable development. The program consists of a minimum of 30 hour of exclusive of thesis hours: 8 hours of interdisciplinary courses on principles of conservation and sustainable development; one 1-hour issues seminar; 2 hours of intensive study with the major advisor; electives; and, thesis research. Students are encouraged to apply for admission to existing appropriate field course. A thesis or similar written report from an approved project is required.