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Environmental Science & Biology

The Master of Science in Environmental Science and Biology is a thesis-based program that spans a broad array of subjects focused on the earth and its environments. The program develops scientists that will be able to analyze and understand environmental systems, predict environmental change, and participate in the management of the environments. Areas of focus include:

  • Aquatic Ecology/Biology
  • Terrestrial Ecology/Biology
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Earth Science

Program Design and Requirements

  • Each student conducts research and completes a thesis.
  • Students develop depth in specific academic areas through focused course work.
  • The program emphasizes essential skills in statistics, geographical information systems, scientific writing, and public speaking.

Admission Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum undergraduate 3.0 GPA
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of objectives
  • Writing sample of at least three pages illustrating scientific writing skills

Application Deadlines

  • April 15 for the summer or fall semester
  • November 15 for the spring semester

Career Opportunities

  • Doctoral Study
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • County Soil and Water Conservation Districts
  • Research positions in national research laboratories, field stations, universities, and private sector corporations

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Program Contact

 Photo: Jacques Rinchard, PhD

Jacques Rinchard, PhD
Graduate Program Director
(585) 395-5750

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Last Updated 8/26/15