For the M.S. degree (thesis option) in Ecology and Environmental Sciences, the student must complete at least 30 credits. The program of study must include a minimum of 6 credits thesis research, and a minimum of 18 course credits (12 credits 500 level or above), as determined by the student and her/his graduate advisory committee. The Graduate Coordinator will review the coursework for its rigor, interdisciplinarity, and ecology and environmental sciences focus.
Students are generally expected to form a graduate advisory committee, in consultation with their advisor, by the end of the first semester of study and to complete the M.S. degree program within two years of full-time study. The student’s graduate advisory committee will be composed of a minimum of three faculty from at least two different home departments. It is recommended that each full-time student submit a fully signed program of study, which lists his/her coursework, to the EES Graduate Coordinator by the end of the first semester.
- Tropical Forest Ecology and Conservation
- Special Topics in Ecology and Environmental Science
- Special Seminar in Ecology and Environmental Sciences
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed
DisciplinesClimate Studies & Meteorology Ecology Environmental Sciences View 126 other Masters in Ecology in United States
- A completed online application
- Three letters of recommendation
- Official transcript of all previous college or university work
- Official test scores
- A $65 application fee
- Certificate of Finances
- Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic scores
- A copy of passport or visa
International1430 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1430 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
National1430 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1430 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
In-State439 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 439 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
The University of Maine helps graduate students fund their education through graduate assistantships, fellowships, scholarships, and student loans. In addition to the resources listed below, check with your academic department for more funding opportunities.
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.