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Biological Sciences: Ecology and Environmental Science, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, CT,
The Department of Biology at Central Connecticut State University offers a variety of opportunities and experiences that transect the broad field of biology. Through the academic and extracurricular opportunities offered by the Department, students are prepared to understand and interpret the living world so that they may ultimately be successful in their pursuit of biological careers.


The Department of Biology has a full-time faculty representing specializations within the broad field of biology. Copernicus Hall houses laboratories for introductory and advanced courses and research in biology. The department has a wide range of modern research equipment in laboratories designed for class and/or individual research studies. Specialized facilities, available for faculty and student instruction and research, include a greenhouse, herbarium, photosynthesis research laboratory, ecology research laboratory, experimental gardens, controlled environment rooms, and growth chambers. Faculty and students also have research and teaching access to Outer Island (Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge) through the Connecticut State University Center for Education and Research at Outer Island (CEROI).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aquatic Pollution
  • Environmental Resources and Management
  • Ecology of Inland Waters and Estuaries
  • Aquatic Plant Biology
  • Plant Taxonomy

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Application Form
  • Application Fee
  • Official Transcripts
  • Copy of Green Card
  • VISA or Passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12089 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12089 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5917 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5917 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for New Britain

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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