Wildlife and Fisheries Biology

Frostburg State University

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
560 USD/credit
560 USD/credit
437 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Frostburg State University’s master’s program in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology prepares students for a career in scientific research or management within the public or private sectors. The 36-credit hour graduate program includes the courses necessary to obtain certification with professional organizations such as The Wildlife Society and the American Fisheries Society. 


  • Begin a Wildlife and Fisheries Biology program at Frostburg State University that is a joint educational endeavor between FSU and the Center for Environmental Science’s nearby Appalachian Laboratory.
  • Complete a program that offers Delaware students in-state resident tuition rates through the Academic Common Market agreement.
  • Complete extensive research that culminates in writing your master’s thesis and presenting your work at a public seminar.
  • Use the exceptional scientific facilities available to graduate students on the FSU campus, including the mammalogy, ornithology, herpetology, ichthyology and forest ecology labs, microscopy complex, stream ecology lab, environmental lab, vertebrate museum collections and other such resources.


State and federal government agencies employ a high percentage of biologists in the wildlife and fisheries field though there are opportunities in the private sector as well. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, growth in this career field through 2022 is expected to be just 5 percent, which is lower than the average across all occupations. Many in this field go on to complete doctoral studies or gain positions as managers in research settings. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Quantitative Analysis of Vertebrate Populations
  • Methods Of Research in Biological Sciences
  • Laboratory Teaching Experience
  • Graduate Seminar in Fish/Wild/AECB
  • Research Statistics
  • Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

A screening committee composed of AL and FSU Biology faculty will examine yourtranscripts and determine if your course work meets the requirements listed below.Areas of deficiency will necessitate your taking undergraduate courses that will notbe counted toward the 36 credit hours required for the degree program.You must have completed a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college oruniversity. Your undergraduate training must have included 1 year of courses ingeneral biology and general chemistry, one semester of calculus and at least onesemester of organic chemistry and statistics. Additionally, your transcripts mustshow that you have passed one course in at least four of these eight fields of biology:

  • Anatomy or Morphology
  • Cellular or Molecular Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Ecology
  • Evolution or Systematics
  • Genetics
  • Physiology
  • Natural Resource Management 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    560 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 560 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    560 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 560 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    437 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 437 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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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Wildlife and Fisheries Biology
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