M.Sc. On Campus

Animal Behavior

Bucknell University

24 months
59474 USD/year
59474 USD/year
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Graduate study in Animal Behavior of Bucknell University is intended primarily for those who hope to later earn a Ph.D. or wish to amplify their expertise in animal-related careers, such as laboratory research, field research or conservation biology. 


Animal Behavior of Bucknell University is administered by the departments of biology and psychology.

Key facts:

The program requires two years of full-time work (including one summer) and consists of in residence course work in biology and psychology while conducting continuing research.

A minimum of eight courses approved by the adviser is required, two of which can be research hours, and the satisfactory completion of a research thesis.

Research programs for this degree do not involve human-animal interactions or animal training (i.e., applied animal behavior).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Amphibian Biology & Conversation
  • Topics in Animal Behavior
  • Advanced Topics in Animal Behavior

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • No specific undergraduate major is required, but successful candidates will demonstrate work in biology and/or psychology. GRE scores are required, and subject GRE scores in biology and/or psychology are encouraged.
  • Required undergraduate work includes core biology courses and statistics. Recommended courses include animal behavior-related biology and/or psychology courses and courses in research methods. 
  • Recommendation letters from two persons familiar with your academic work or performance. 
  • Official transcripts of your undergraduate and any graduate work should be sent directly from the registrar of the credit granting institution to the Graduate Studies office.
  • Official report of scores on the Graduate Record Examination. Please have test scores sent directly from the Educational Testing Service. Subject tests may also be required by some departments. 

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1000 - 1500 USD /month
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