San Diego State University

San Diego State University



Student Services, 3356

San Diego, CA 92182

United States


(619) 594-5821

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. - Biology (ecology emphasis);M.S. - Biology (ecology emphasis)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Ecology Program Area (EPA) of the Biology Department is one of the strongest research and teaching units in the CSU system as measured by grant activity, faculty accomplishments, advanced degrees awarded, and success of its students. The EPA's mission is to provide excellence in research and education in ecology and environmental biology. To achieve this goal, the EPA has identified three programmatic focal areas: Conservation and Restorative Ecology, Coastal Marine Ecology, and Ecosystem Ecology and Global Change.The Master's program is central to the EPA's mission. Graduate students participate in research programs that contribute to basic science and provide answers to real world questions and concerns. We feel that the integration of basic and applied research provides our students with experience valuable in a diversity of future employment opportunities. The program emphasizes quantitative approaches and the framing of problems from the context of ecological theory.


SDSU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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