Indiana University

School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Applied Ecology


Wright Educational Building, 201 North Rose Ave.

940 E. Seventh Street

Bloomington, IN 47408

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Environmental Science, Applied Ecology concentration

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Invasive species. Habitat loss and restoration. Threatened and endangered species. Wildlife management. These are just a few of the diverse and fascinating topics you’ll explore in Applied Ecology. The common theme: Applying basic ecological principles to understanding environmental problems. SPEA is a global leader in integrating ecological science with sound public policy. Students concentrating in Applied Ecology benefit from a world-class faculty who actively develop ways of improving and our planet’s biological resources—globally, locally, publicly and privately. Our Applied Ecology concentration will prepare you for challenging careers in resource management and protection, and the hands-on nature of the degree program insures a high demand for our graduates. Alumni of SPEA’s Applied Ecology concentration have landed in a wide variety of engaging careers. Recent graduates are now working in federal agencies, such as EPA, the Interior Department, the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. State Department, and the Government Accounting Office. Others have found success in state and local agencies, international organizations, foreign governments, non-governmental organizations (such as Ducks Unlimited and the Nature Conservancy), and a wide range of science and engineering consulting firms. This diverse list of employers is a testament to the flexibility that the MSES program offers students in pursuit of their individual career objectives.


It is considered to be one of the top environmental science programs in the country by the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (CEDD).

International Student Requirements:

International students whose native language is not English, or who do not have an undergraduate degree from a United States institution, are also required to take the TOEFL. Indiana University baseline score for consideration: 600 (computer-version) or 96 (written-version).

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 48

In State Tuition (per year): 9398 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 20408 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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