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Graduate Program - Graduate Program Degree Requirements

The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture offers graduate study leading to the Masters of Science degree in Wildlife Ecology, the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Wildlife Ecology, and the Masters of Wildlife Conservation degree in Wildlife Conservation.  Faculty in the department also advise graduate students pursuing Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in the Ecology and Environmental Science (EES) program. The Department’s graduate program promotes professional development of students; provides training for future service in the fields of wildlife management, wildlife ecology, conservation biology, and wildlife research; expands the boundaries of knowledge of students and in the profession, and encourages the systematic application of critical thinking in wildlife ecology and natural resource management.

This document describes the departmental requirements for completion of graduate degrees in Wildlife Ecology, other departmental requirements or policy applicable to graduate students, and additional guidelines or recommendations to help guide graduate students successfully through the program in a timely manner. The EES degrees have different academic requirements, but all other Departmental policy and guidelines are applicable to EES students in the Department of Wildlife Ecology. The requirements established herein are in addition to those of the Graduate School.

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Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology
5755 Nutting Hall, Room 210
Orono, Maine 04469-5755
Phone: (207) 581-2862 | Fax: (207) 581-2858 E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System