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Plant Biology and Conservation

Northwestern University

12 months
Duration
38686 USD/year
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About

Students in the MS Plant Biology and Conservation program at Northwestern University receive a strong foundation in plant ecology, evolution and conservation. Students typically take between two to two and a half years to complete the degree, with all course work completed in year one and research emphasized in year two.  

Overview

The Plant Biology and Conservation program at Northwestern University has a strong foundation in plant ecology, evolution and conservation and can choose to specialize from a variety of research areas. Students typically take between two to two and a half years to complete the degree, with all course work completed in year one and research emphasized in year two. It is strongly recommended that all applicants contact any faculty members with whom they may be interested in working, so that they have a good idea about opportunities and how their interests fit with the program. The strongest applications often come from individuals that have spoken with one or more faculty members in advance of submitting their application. It is not required that you identify an advisor before being admitted.

Career paths

Students in the Plant Biology and Conservation Graduate Program go on to pursue careers in the public and private sectors and in academia. Alumni are working for a wide range of places, including the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the Chicago Park District, the Field Museum of Natural History, the Morton Arboretum, the USGS, and Portland Parks and Recreation Urban Forestry.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Plant Evolution and Diversity
  • Community Ecology
  • Quantitative Methods in Ecology and Conservation
  • Special Topics in PBC - Applied GIS I
  • Special Topics in PBC - R Data Science

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

11 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application form
  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions attended
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with your academic and research achievements
  • General GRE scores. These may be waived if you already have a graduate degree in the sciences.
  • For applicants whose native language is not English, you must also submit TOEFL scores that are less than two years old.
  • Current resume or CV.
  • Students are required to present the results of original research in the form of a written thesis to a faculty committee as part of completion of the degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38686 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19343 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    38686 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19343 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Evanston

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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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