M.Sc. On Campus

Ecology and Organismal Biology

The University of Toledo

24 months
12948 USD/year
12948 USD/year
7378 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Ecology and Organismal Biology program at The University of Toledo focuses on laboratory and field experiences for both M.S. and Ph.D. students in close collaboration with research-active faculty.  


Few universities have the fertile research environment that The University of Toledo offers. Toledo's location near Lake Erie and its diverse ecosystems — from wetlands to savannahs and woodlands — provide a rich laboratory and opportunities for hands-on field work near campus.  

The graduate education and research strengths are in: 

  • Earth surface processes 
  • Aquatic, landscape, microbial, plant, animal, soil and systems ecology 
  • Bioremediation 

Ecology and Organismal Biology graduate degree highlights

Outstanding faculty. The Ecology and Organismal Biology program's graduates at The University of Toledo are prolific researchers and publishers who take pride in advising graduate students. Faculty advisors challenge M.S. and Ph.D. students to develop independent approaches to solving environmental problems, mentor them throughout the research process and encourage students to publish their findings.   

Cutting-edge research facilities. UToledo is well equipped with the tools to conduct advanced research, from drones to recently renovated laboratories with the latest technology and resources.  

  • Graduate students conduct research in UToledo's on-campus greenhouse and on the grounds of the nearby, 47-acre Stranahan Arboretum.  
  • Students interested in aquatic research work in the state-of-the art Lake Erie Center. UToledo faculty and students have access to labs, classrooms and research boats to study harmful algal blooms, water quality, fish ecology and more. The center is located on the shoreline of Lake Erie, a 30-minute drive from UToledo’s Main Campus. 

A unique, natural laboratory. The Toledo region offers an ideal environment to study ecology. Its unique natural habitats and landforms — glacial terrains, Lake Erie's fisheries and wetlands, savannas and woodlands — are close to an urban population. This combination allows our graduate students and faculty to conduct relevant research that focuses on current problems facing our environment, including exotic species invasions, nutrient pollution and compromised water quality.  

Programme Structure


  • Environmental Data Management 
  • Soil Ecology 
  • Ecology 
  • Advanced Conservation Biology 
  • Biostatistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Four-year Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • The GMAT is only required for applicants with a GPA below 2.7 or applicants seeking Graduate Assistantship opportunities. Applicants with a GPA below 2.7 can be considered for a waiver at the discretion of the Associate Dean.
  • The College of Graduate Studies requires official transcripts from all universities/colleges you are currently attending or have attended. Official transcripts are those sent directly from the institution to the College of Graduate Studies. Transcripts not received directly from the institution will be considered unofficial. For application review purposes only, copies of  official transcripts can be considered.

Tuition Fee

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    12948 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12948 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    12948 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12948 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    7378 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 7378 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Toledo

893 - 1473 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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