Wildlife Conservation

NOTE:  The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology is temporarily suspending applications to the Master of Wildlife Conservation (M.W.C) program.  Please check back periodically for updates.

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.

MWC program:

  • 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.

Degrees offered: MWC

Program Format: On Campus

Application deadline: Rolling until full (Fall only)

Test Required: None

Contact: Joseph Zydlewski

Contact Email: josephz@maine.edu

Program Website: Wildlife Conservation