Applied Ecology, M.Sc. | Michigan Technological University | Houghton, United States
12 months
23332 USD/year
23332 USD/year
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The Applied Ecology program of Michigan Technological University is teaching students how to examine and address the ecological challenges, and solutions. 


What you'll work on

We seek solutions to restore—and sustain—world biomes.  We study glacial retreat, wetland and lake shore vegetation—and employ networks of forest, rural, and urban landscapes around the globe as laboratories for integrative research. Michigan Tech leads the world’s longest study on predator-prey relationships, the fifty year investigation of wolves and moose on Isle Royale.

Who you'll work with

From studying sustainable landscapes with Audrey Meyer, to peatland and wetland restoration with Rodney Chimner, the faculty of the Applied Ecology program of Michigan Technological University are collaborative and interdisciplinary. They'll work with you to create a program that matches your career goals.

Where you'll work

Michigan Tech is located in an area of high wetland abundance and biodiversity — the ideal location for study and research of ecosystem and organismal functions. The campus community is surrounded by one of the largest forested areas in the eastern United States and enjoys multiple water resources, including Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Ecology
  • Avian Ecology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Conservation Genetics
  • Forest Ecology
  • Island Ecology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Apply at least a semester in advance of projected admission to improve your chances of receiving funding.


30 SCH


On Campus

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General requirements

  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (1 Letter of Recommendation for Michigan Tech students)
  • Résumé / Curriculum vitae
  • Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • Please view our faculty web page and identify three faculty members that you would like to work with
  • International Students
  • TOEFL: Required Minimum Score of 79 iBT
  • IELTS: Required Minimum Overall Band Score of 6.5

Tuition Fee

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    23332 USD/year
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Living costs for Houghton

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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