Biodiversity, Conservation and Policy (MS)

University at Albany

Date Posted: Sept. 30, 2019
Submitted by: Genevieve LaMarr LeMee
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Master's Degree


A minimum of 30 graduate credits is required for the master's degree, at least 18 of which must be in biology. Students entering the program with a degree in biology may pursue the policy and planning areas more heavily, while other majors may pursue biology more heavily.

  1. Biology (11 credits, required courses)
  2. Policy and Planning Skills (6-8 credits, minimum)
  3. Support courses as advised; at least one must be in biology, and a graduate-level statistics course is recommended (5-9).
  4. Thesis: Bio 699 Research in biology or jointly with other departments (e.g., Policy) (4-6 credits).
  5. Satisfactory completion of the core and final examinations in Biodiversity, Conservation, and Policy