Graduate School Options for Wildlife Ecology Majors

As a UMaine Wildlife Ecology major, you have an advantage when applying to attend graduate school at UMaine. Not only will your application process be streamlined, you can start taking graduate classes in your Junior year, thanks to the UMaine Double Up Program!

Double Up Options

Maine MBA – This condensed one-year program provide students with essential business knowledge in accounting, finance, marketing, and management, as well as to advance skills in leadership, critical thinking and analysis, and global engagement. Apply by the second semester of your Junior year. Minimum 3.20 GPA required.

MS Spatial Informatics – This online program can be started in the undergraduate Junior year. Students build on foundations in computer science, mathematics, physics, geography, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, engineering and related fields to study spatio-temporal phenomena and design intelligent spatial information systems. Apply by the first semester of your Junior year. Minimum 3.25 GPA required.

MS Information Systems – This online or live program can be started in the undergraduate Junior year. It focuses on technical, managerial and policy issues associated with constructing and managing computer-based information systems for modern organizations. Apply by the first semester of your Junior year. Minimum 3.25 GPA required.

Traditional Postbaccalaureate Options

MS Animal Science – The M.S. in Animal Sciences consists of a BowdenOysterprogram of study in reproductive physiology, animal health, nutrition or management. Graduate students will take many of their formal graduate courses in supporting departments, depending upon their specific interests and fields of study.  Research and service laboratories, including the University of Maine Animal Health Lab, support graduate student research.  Graduate research is also conducted using animals and facilities at the J. Franklin Witter Teaching & Research Center in Orono.

MS Wildlife Ecology – The Wildlife Ecology Program at the University of Maine has developed a tradition of excellence in the graduate-level training of wildlife professionals. In recent years, our program also has broadened to be part of interdisciplinary programs in Conservation Biology and Ecology and Environmental Sciences at the University of Maine.