Quantitative Ecology and Management, M.Sc. | University of Washington | Seattle, United States
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Quantitative Ecology and Management

12 months
35781 USD/year
35781 USD/year
20535 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Quantitative Ecology and Management degree from University of Washington is an integrated program of coursework and research wherein students master the fundamentals of statistical inference and modeling while also gaining additional expertise in an area of emphasis. 


Key facts

The QERM program offers two graduate degrees: Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. Each degree requires the preparation of a either thesis or dissertation, respectively.

In the first year, M.S. and Ph.D. students take the same core coursework. Under the guidance of their first-year advisors and the QERM director, students identify their research advisor and second-year funding source. During the second year, students form their supervisory committees, prepare their thesis/dissertation proposals, and make progress on their thesis/dissertations. Students take electives to further their understanding in an area of emphasis (statistics, mathematical modeling, or resource management) and to gain greater insight into the environmental systems in which they expect to apply their quantitative training.

About the degree

The completion of a Quantitative Ecology and Management degree from University of Washington is normally required before a student may enter the Ph.D. program. Occasionally, students initially accepted into the master’s program will be allowed to proceed directly to the doctoral program as detailed in the Master’s Degree By-Pass policy.

M.S. and Ph.D. students are funded with a combination of research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and fellowships throughout their time in the program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Analysis of Ecological and Environmental Data 
  • Stochastic Modeling of Scientific Data
  • Linear Optimization Models in Engineering 
  • Optimization Techniques for Natural Resources 
  • Topics in Advanced Ecology
  • Mathematical Analysis in Biology and Medicine

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits

quarter credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae or resume
  • List of college-level coursework in mathematics, statistics, and other quantitative applications to ecology and resource management.  Please include the course number, course title, and brief description of topics covered for each.
  • Clearly written statement of purpose and personal statement
  • Letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant’s academic ability and potential
  • Optional:  A technical writing sample e.g., journal manuscript, agency report, undergraduate or graduate thesis.
  • Unofficial transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate coursework. Upon admission some official transcripts will be required

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35781 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35781 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    35781 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35781 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    20535 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20535 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Seattle

1480 - 2580 USD /month
Living costs

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