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Fish and Wildlife Biology & Management, M.Sc.

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About

Increasing concern for these wild animal resources has been matched by strong student interest in educational programs that prepare them for careers in the fish and wildlife professions; ESF graduates are employed worldwide.

Graduate education is rapidly becoming a universal prerequisite to employment as a professional fisheries or wildlife biologist. A major strength is the diversity of cooperators including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Geological Survey and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Areas of research include population habitat relationships, predator ecology, fish behavior, wildlife in Adirondack ecosystems, urban wildlife relationships, endangered species studies, feeding ecology of fishes, stream ecology, Great Lakes fisheries, ecology of larval fishes and estuarine properties of Great Lakes wetlands.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Predator ecology
  • Fish behavior
  • Wildlife in Adirondack ecosystems
  • Urban wildlife relationships
  • Endangered species studies
  • Feeding ecology of fishes
  • Stream ecology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Transcripts of an earned bachelor's degree from a recognized institution with an academic record showing at least a "B" average for junior and senior years of the baccalaureate program or for the master's program;
  • The graduate application;
  • A nonrefundable $60(US) application fee;
  • Scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and for some degree programs, advanced test scores;
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can attest to your academic or professional skills. This should NOT include personal friends and family;
  • A resume; and
  • A statement of educational and professional goals.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22650 USD/year
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  • National

    22650 USD/year
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  • In-State

    11090 USD/year
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
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Funding

Assistantships and Fellowships
Assistantships and fellowships are awarded to students who have demonstrated scholarship and academic promise, and whose education and experience enable them to assist in the teaching mission of the college through laboratory or classroom instruction and research. Students who hold an assistantship must be enrolled for full-time study as defined by graduate policies, and be making satisfactory progress toward completing their degree.
Major funding for graduate students comes from two major sources:
  • State University of New York Graduate Assistantships in support of the teaching mission of the college (a.k.a. GAs – otherwise known as “TAs”); and
  • Research Project Assistantships funded by the Research Foundation of New York (RPAs).

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