St. Cloud State University

College of Science and Engineering

Biological Sciences - Ecology and Natural Resources (M.A., M.S.)


St. Cloud State UniversitySchool of Graduate Studies720 Fourth Avenue South

Stewart Hall 257

Saint Cloud, MN 56301

United States



Program Information

Degree Offered:

Biological Sciences - Ecology and Natural Resources (M.A., M.S.)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Programs within the Department of Biological Sciences are designed to provide a stepping stone into teaching and research positions, medical product sales, professional careers as medical doctors, and natural resource scientists and managers. The objectives of the program are to provide the student with in-depth knowledge in a chosen area of biology, while also gaining a breadth of knowledge in related disciplines. Practical experiences and communication are also emphasized. Admission Information Admission into the graduate program is competitive. All prospective students should contact a faculty member within the department to discuss research interests and graduate student opportunities prior to submitting an application. This step is strongly suggested to increase the probability of admission into the program and to ensure that faculty expertise matches that of prospective students. Faculty Specializations Faculty tend to be associated principally with one emphasis (Ecology and Natural Resources or Cell and Molecular Biology), but it may sometimes be appropriate for a faculty member to advise a student in either emphasis. Graduate students will develop an individualized program of study with their faculty advisor the first semester enrolled in the program, where permission can be granted to include carefully selected courses within and outside of the principal emphasis. Length of Program — Measured by Semesters The program has been designed to accommodate both part-time and full-time students. Full-time Student: four semesters taking nine to twelve credits per semester. Part-time Student: five to six semesters taking six credits per semester. Completion of the graduate programs in Ecology and Natural Resources or in Cell and Molecular Biology requires attendance in daytime courses; some required courses may be offered in the evening or summer term. Graduate Assistantship Overview Seven graduate teaching assistantships are generally sponsored each year, and are available both fall and spring semesters. A few assistantships are also available during the summer. Grant funding for faculty sometimes makes graduate research assistantships available. Contact potential advisors to inquire about availability.



Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999