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.
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.
- 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
- 12 months
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DisciplinesBiology Biodiversity & Conservation Botany View 1150 other Masters in Biology in United States
- 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.
International38686 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19343 USD per semester during 12 months.
National38686 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19343 USD per semester during 12 months.
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