The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology offer graduate study leading to the non-thesis Master of Wildlife Conservation in Wildlife Conservation program. A broad range of ecosystems, modern laboratory facilities, and a diversified staff provide excellent opportunities for graduate study in wildlife ecology.
- Emphasis is placed on detailed studies of wildlife species and the habitats in which they live.
- Research may be conducted in such areas as terrestrial and aquatic ecology, fisheries, physiology, behavior, population dynamics, resource management, and the influence of environmental disturbances.
- The department is home to federal biologists with the U.S. Geological Survey, Maine Cooperative Fisheries and Wildlife Research Unit; these scientists have faculty appointments and advise graduate students.
Students are admitted to these graduate programs based on the strength of their academic records, experience, and recommendations.
- This program is primarily course-work oriented and has no guaranteed financial support.
- Students seeking this degree are encouraged to apply directly to Graduate School.
- Applications for the Master of Wildlife Conservation program are reviewed from January through March for programs that begin in September.
- March 31 is the deadline for application.