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.
Admission into the Ph.D.: official transcript(s); GRE; goal statement; three letters of recommendation; list of up to five potential faculty advisors; baccalaureate and a strong background in biology and related subjects such as chemistry and math. Deficiencies at the time of admission shall be rectified during the first year of graduate study. Before admission can be completed, a prospective student must be accepted by a faculty member in the ecology program who will serve as the advisor.
M.S.: Minimum 32 total credit hours.
Ph.D.: Minimum 60 total credit hours.
DISSERTATION: M.S.: A thesis and final oral examination is required of candidates.
Ph.D.: Dissertation and final defense is required.
PROGRAM FEE: None