M.S. Ecology and Conservation Biology
The Master of Science degree is designed for students interested in an academic or research career in terrestrial and aquatic ecological systems, as well as other fields linked to ecology and conservation biology.
The Master of Science in Ecology and Conservation Biology offers a thesis and non-thesis option, allowing flexibility in both graduate education and preparation for a variety of career trajectories. Non-thesis students will write a professional paper in lieu of a Master’s thesis. Specialization is available in a range of research areas including biogeochemistry, physiological ecology, ecohydrology, global change ecology, community ecology, landscape ecology, ecological restoration, population ecology, spatial science, forest ecology, genetics, molecular biology, genomics, tree improvement, plant systematics, and evolution.
Applicants must have an accredited bachelor’s degree and meet admission requirements for graduate study at Texas A&M University.
- Degree: M.S. Ecology and Conservation Biology (thesis)
- Credit Hours: 32 total credit hours
- Degree: M.S. Ecology and Conservation Biology (non-thesis)
- Credit Hours: 36 total credit hours