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Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development

University of Georgia

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
25186 USD/year
25186 USD/year
8878 USD/year
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This masters degree program in Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development at the University of Georgia offers students an opportunity to combine interdisciplinary course work in conservation ecology and sustainable development with field experience and thesis research. 

Overview

The program in Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development at the University of Georgia 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.

It is clear that among the major global problems we face today are the rapid depletion of our natural resources and the loss of biodiversity and remnant ‘natural’ areas in the landscape. The maintenance of our quality of life, or even the maintenance of a decent standard of living, depends on our ability to make the correct decisions on the long- term sustainability of resource use. 

These decisions must be made within a holistic framework, where considerations of the physical and biological properties of ecosystems are evaluated within the social and economic context of a community. This holistic framework for decision-making is a strength of UGA’s Odum School of Ecology. The objectives of this program are: 1) to develop a flexible training program at the M.S. level which provides interdisciplinary skills in decision-making in the areas of conservation ecology and sustainable development; and 2) to perform research which provides hands-on applied field experience for students.

Programme Structure

  • The program consists of a minimum of 30 hours exclusive of thesis hours: 10 hours of interdisciplinary core courses on principles of conservation and sustainable development: (1) ECOL 6080, Principles of Conservation and Sustainable Development I, 4 credits, fall only; (2) ECOL 8710, Environmental Practicum, 4 credits, fall or spring; and (3) ECOL 8400, Perspectives on Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development, 2 credits, fall only). 
  • Students in the CESD program can choose from three thematic tracks: (1) Conservation Ecology, (2) Sustainable Development, or (3) Environmental Policy. All tracks require the same core courses, but have different recommended electives to provide focused preparation for different conservation careers. Selection of a track program and appropriate electives should be made in consultation with the advisor and must be approved by the student’s advisory committee as part of the Program of Study. 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

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  • Readmission Procedures
  • Deferring an Application
  • Application Fee
  • McNair Scholars Program
  • Transcripts and Academic Records
  • Entrance Test Scores
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Non-Degree or Transient Status
  • Application Forms
  • Summary of Materials

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25186 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12593 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    25186 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12593 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    8878 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4439 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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