The Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology (ECCB) offers graduate programs leading to MS and PhD degrees in Ecology and Conservation Biology. The MS and PhD degrees train students for careers in research and management of terrestrial and aquatic ecological systems, as well as other fields linked to ecology and conservation biology. The MS offers a thesis and non-thesis option, allowing flexibility in both graduate education and preparation for a variety of career trajectories.
Fields of study are available in:
- Ecology: ecosystem science, biogeochemistry, physiological ecology, ecohydrology, global change ecology, community ecology, landscape ecology, ecological restoration;
- Conservation Biology: forest management, rangeland management, watershed management, natural resource economics and policy, conservation of biodiversity, human dimensions of ecosystem management;
- Genetics, Systematics, and Evolution: genetics, molecular biology, genomics, population genetics, tree improvement, plant systematics, and evolution;
- Spatial Sciences: geographic information systems, remote sensing, spatial analysis, and statistics.
Interested in pursing an advanced degree with ECCB?
Schedule an appointment with an advisor to learn more about our graduate programs.