Priority Admission Application Deadlines: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
College: Arts and Sciences
Department: Integrative Biology
Contact Information: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
This thesis-based degree provides graduate training in conservation, biodiversity, ecology, organismal biology and taxonomy . Graduates of this program find careers in research and management of biodiversity, including natural resource agencies at the local, state and federal level, not-for profit conservation groups, environmental consultancy firms, and zoos, aquariums and botanical gardens.
Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.
- a B.S. in Biological Sciences* or a related discipline from an accredited college or university
- a GRE (general test)
- Three (3) letters of recommendation addressing academic and research potential of the applicant,
- A statement of research interests, including potential thesis topic.
* Applicants that do not have an undergraduate Biology degree can still apply if they have completed at least fifteen (15) credit hours in upper-level undergraduate work in biology relevant to a graduate degree in Conservation Biology (e.g. ecology, genetics, evolution, zoology, botany).
**Acceptance to the program also requires that a faculty member in the program has agreed to serve as a thesis mentor for the applicant. Applicants are encouraged to contact individual faculty members about potential thesis research opportunities and topics of interest before completing their application.