M.Sc. On Campus

Conservation Biology

University of South Florida St Petersburg

12 months
15696 USD/year
15696 USD/year
7672 USD/year
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This thesis-based Conservation Biology degree at University of South Florida St Petersburg provides graduate training in conservation, biodiversity, organismal biology, taxonomy and ecology. Graduates of this program find careers in research and management of natural resources ranging from aquaria to zoos and agencies to botanical gardens.


These skill sets will be applicable to research and management of other natural areas throughout the U.S. Conservation Biology Students at University of South Florida St Petersburg successfully completing this degree will be eligible for jobs in conservation biology at local, regional, state, and federal government agencies, at non-profit agencies that protect natural resources, at environmental consulting firms, and at aquaria, and zoological and botanical gardens involved in conservation initiatives. 

Learning outcomes

Graduates of our program will also be prepared to teach biology, conservation, and ecology courses at the undergraduate level, or pursue Ph.D. research in conservation biology.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Conservation Biology Theory 
  • Quantitative Analytical Methods 
  • Florida Ecosystems 
  • Seminar in Ecology 
  • Biodiversity 
  • Directed Independent Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree with a “B” average or better and a previous graduate degree with a “B” average or better. In cases where an applicant has a bachelor’s and a graduate degree at the time of admission, the credentials and GPA of the graduate degree will be the determining factor for admission.
  • The equivalent bachelors and/or graduate degrees from a foreign institution. Bachelor’s degrees from institutions in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) are considered equivalent based on the Bologna Accord. For applicants with a 3-year Bachelor’s Degree with less than 120 hours, from Non-Bologna Accord Institutions, a transcript evaluation from a NACES member is required to confirm equivalency.
  • Applicants from countries where English is not the official language, and who have not earned at least a bachelor’s degree in the U.S., must also demonstrate proficiency in the English language.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15696 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 15696 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    15696 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15696 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    7672 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7672 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Saint Petersburg

1132 - 1748 USD /month
Living costs

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


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