M.Sc. On Campus

Wildlife Administration and Management

24 months
35213 USD/year
35213 USD/year
14085 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Wildlife Administration and Management program at Southern Illinois University is a collaborative effort between SIU, state and federal agencies, and non-government organizations and is accredited by the National Professional Science Master’s Association. 


Key Features

SIU offers the Professional Science Master’s in Wildlife Administration and Management to elevate your education to the next level of biological, ecological, and land management knowledge, as well as providing the coursework to meet requirements to be recognized as a Wildlife Society Certified Wildlife Biologist. The PSM will take you above and beyond a typical bachelor’s degree while simultaneously providing training in human dimensions, conflict resolution, and consensus building - skills critically important for modern land managers.

The Wildlife Administration and Management program at Southern Illinois University seeks to provide employers with graduates that not only have adequate knowledge of biological and ecological principles to make appropriate land management decisions but also the social and practical skills to carry out those management actions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Zoology Colloquium
  • Grassland Ecology or
  • Waterfowl and Wetland Ecology and Management
  • Waterfowl and Wetland Ecology Management Laboratory
  • Forest management for Wildlife
  • Remote Sensing
  • Field methods in Geography
  • Internship in Wildlife Administration and Management
  • Wildlife Administration and Management Constituencies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2.7 (on a grading scale with 4.0=A; approximately a "B-" average) on the last two years of Bachelor's coursework
  • 3.0 on all previous graduate work (approximately a "B" average)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35213 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35213 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    35213 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35213 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    14085 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14085 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Carbondale

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.


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