M.Sc. On Campus

Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology

University of Nevada, Reno

24 months
21592 USD/year
21592 USD/year
5500 USD/year
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The Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology M.S. program from University of Nevada, Reno is for students who want to build in-depth understanding of ecosystems and the organisms that inhabit them -- and help shape policies that respect these natural wonders.


The Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology are both interdisciplinary programs that bring together faculty and students from multiple departments at the University of Nevada, Reno, as well as from the Desert Research Institute and the Great Basin Institute. 


The programs are designed to prepare graduates for high-level careers as scientists and researchers. For both program, career goals may include positions within public agencies, such as government land bureaus; with private organizations, such as social advocacy groups; or even in academia. To learn more about the career possibilities, visit the program's career resource page.

Students in these programs also enjoy access to numerous departmental laboratories, as well as several research centers, including the Chemical Ecology Center, the Nevada Genomics Center, the Whittell Forest and Wildlife Area/Little Valley Field Station and the Valley Road Field Laboratory.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Principles of Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology 
  • Research Design
  • Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology Colloquium 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from a regionally accredited institution
  • Online application
  • Official transcripts from every institution attended for a complete history of your education
  • Official GRE or GMAT test scores from an exam taken within the past 5 years (exam requirement and recommended scores are determined by individual programs)
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Statement of purpose
  • Letters of recommendation, per program-specific requirements (your recommenders will be notified by email after you complete your online application)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21592 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21592 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    21592 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21592 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    5500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5500 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Reno

860 - 1230 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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