Ecology, Master | University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science | Cambridge, United States
48 months
1769 USD/credit 13267 USD/year
1769 USD/credit 13267 USD/year
811 USD/credit 6082 USD/year
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The Ecology program from University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science provides access to a strong curriculum of interdisciplinary graduate training and research in ecology. 


Key Features

Within this Area of Specialization, numerous scientists throughout the University System of Maryland are actively involved in teaching and research, with collaboration common between these scientists and those in the other areas of MEES.

Ecology is a broad discipline encompassing terrestrial, aquatic, estuarine and marine environments. Specific areas of study include behavioral, community, evolutionary, marine, benthic, limnological, systematic, and physiological ecology. Variations and/or combinations of one or more of these subdisciplines are common (e.g., marine benthic community ecology as one area of study or the evolution of terrestrial communities as another). 

Students successfully completing this Ecology program from University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science could go on to academic appointments in a variety of departments (e.g., Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Biology, Zoology, Botany, etc.), or work for environmental consulting companies, as well as federal or state government agencies.

Due to the nature of the MEES Program, heavy emphasis is placed on the student's unique research goals within this AOS. As such, core course requirements are kept to a minimum. The remainder of a student's course load is determined by that student and his or her Research Advisory Committee on the basis of the individual's research topic and previous academic experience. The University System of Maryland has a wide and diverse set of course offerings in ecology and related areas, making it possible for students in almost any area of ecology to create a beneficial program of study.

Programme Structure

The MEES Program ecology faculty believe graduate students should be well trained in the following five important areas:
  • scientific method and experimental design
  • statistical methods and use of computers for statistics, database manipulation, and modeling
  • ecological theory and mathematical modeling
  • fieldtechniques in ecology
  • scientific writing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months
    • Flexible

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30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts of all college-level work.
  • A brief essay clearly defining areas of research interest and research objectives (preferably including the Foundation of interest). The essay should not be in outline form.
  • A current CV or resume.
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the academic work of the applicant.
  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores *Optional
  • GRE scores are not considered as a criteria for admission into the program. GRE scores that are submitted are made available to potential faculty advisors. 
  • International Applicants: Most international applicants will be required to submit TOEFL or IELTS exam scores. Should you have any questions as to whether you are exempt, please contact the appropriate graduate school.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13267 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1769 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    13267 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1769 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    6082 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 811 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

1814 - 3756 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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