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Professional Science Master's in Conservation Biology

Program Details

The online PSM in Conservation Biology degree program addresses the human impact on threatened and endangered species, habitats, and ecosystems around the world. The curriculum explores conservation practices in ecology, biodiversity, fisheries, watershed management, native species and habitats, global climate change, environmental laws and regulations, and natural resource management, preparing students to:

  • Articulate the causes and consequences of anthropogenic disturbances on biodiversity
  • Research and critically interpret scientific literature to formulate hypotheses
  • Develop scientific foundational knowledge of current issues and problems
  • Apply contemporary analytical and experimental design techniques 
  • Analyze and predict responses of biological communities to past and future disturbances
  • Assess the potential of conservation strategies to help protect biodiversity
  • Organize and work with diverse stakeholders to address environmental concerns

Requirements

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in biology, environmental science or a science-related field from an accredited institution
  • Have earned a GPA of at least 3.0
  • Those with a non-science related degree may be admitted if one of the three following conditions are met:
    • Completion of minimum competency course(s) with a grade of B or better,
    • Evidence of equivalent courses, or
    • Evidence of professional knowledge in this area
  • Undergraduate transcripts showing the undergraduate degree awarded
  • Graduate transcripts for any graduate work attempted or completed

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission