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University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

24 months
1625 USD/credit 24375 USD/year
1625 USD/credit 24375 USD/year
731 USD/credit 10965 USD/year
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The Ecology Program at University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science provides access to a strong curriculum of interdisciplinary graduate training and research in ecology. Within this Area of Specialization, numerous scientists throughout the University System of Maryland are actively involved in teaching and research.


About this degree

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). 

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science students successfully completing this Area of Specialization 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.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • 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
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

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 AOS(s) of interest). The essay should be carefully prepared, not in outline form, and will assist with identification of an academic advisor should the applicant be judged admissible.
  • A current CV or resume.
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the academic work of the applicant.
  • Official Graduate Record Examination Scores (Only the General Test is required)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24375 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1625 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    24375 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1625 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10965 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 731 USD per credit during 24 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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