Wildlife Conservation

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