M.Sc. On Campus

Applied Ecology and Conservation Biology

Frostburg State University

12 months
574 USD/credit 20664 USD/year
574 USD/credit 20664 USD/year
446 USD/credit 16056 USD/year
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Frostburg State University's Master of Science in Applied Ecology and Conservation Biology is one of Maryland’s top biology programs and is led by professors who are published scientific authors and renowned authorities in their respective fields.


Heavily steeped in research, the Applied Ecology and Conservation Biology program uses the extensive resources available at Frostburg State University and diverse field environments. Students in this advanced degree program gain skills to explore complex conservation topics. Because the need for professionals is broad-based and global, this MS program incorporates both domestic and international issues.

  • Choose from two educational tracks: conservation biology or landscape and watershed ecology.
  • Join a small cohort of no more than 15 graduate students who work with state and federal fish and wildlife agencies, private industry, and nongovernmental agencies.


The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports anticipated growth of 3 percent for conservation biologists through 2022. As a graduate of this FSU master’s program, you will be prepared to work in environmental consulting firms, national and international conservation organizations and for state and federal agencies. Graduates of the program are also well prepared to pursue doctoral studies in the biology field. 


  • Apply for an assistantship to help mitigate the cost of your Master of Science program.
  • Take advantage of FSU’s affiliations with universities and national agencies in Africa and Central America to study ecology and conservation issues in these regions.
  • Be a part of a program that has had great success in helping place students in career positions after graduation.
  • Compete against other colleges and universities in the Southeast Wildlife Conclave, an event at which FSU students have done well.
  • Choose the conservation biology track to address both local and global challenges associated with conflicts between human development and conservation of biodiversity.
  • Select the landscape and watershed ecology track and study the effects of human activities and natural processes on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems at multiple scales.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Conservation Biology and Reserve Design
  • Ethics, Economics & Politics in Conservation
  • Methods of Research in Biological Sciences
  • Population Conservation Genetics
  • Graduate Seminar in Fish/Wild/AECB

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have completed the baccalaureate degree at a regionally accredited institution of higher education (verified by an official transcript) with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Submit GRE scores with a minimum score of 1,000 (V+Q) (for tests taken prior to August 1, 2011) or 300 (V+Q) (for tests taken on or after August 1, 2011) on the General Test of the GRE. Scores below the above criteria will be considered individually.
  • You must ask three professionals to complete reference forms concerning your suitability for graduate study. 
  • You are to provide a resumè with your application for admission.
  • You are to provide a typewritten statement that will summarize your educational goals and research interests.
  • You must contact the department of Biology to secure a major professor that is willing to mentor and work with you as your major professor who will guide your thesis research.  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20664 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 574 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    20664 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 574 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    16056 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 446 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Frostburg

1216 - 2059 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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