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Master of Science in Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science: Available Tracks

Graduate education that focuses on environmental conservation in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.

Two MasterÔÇÖs Tracks Available!

Thesis Track

A student in the forest with a clipboard The Tropical Conservation, Biology, and Environmental Science (TCBES) thesis track provides students with the necessary academic training for employment in environmentally related fields including conservation, sustainability, and marine and terrestrial resource management in technical and service positions. The TCBES thesis track also directly prepares students who wish to enter into PhD programs in related fields.

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Internship Track

A TCBES Student deposits food into Aquaculture tanks Complementing our thesis track is the TCBES internship option. Along with engaging students in natural and social science courses, this professionally oriented track provides students the opportunity for immersion in substantial and guided internships. Students have the option to intern with government management or non-governmental environmental and conservation agencies with established relationships to the TCBES program, or to develop their own internship with a professional organization. Students graduate prepared to actively contribute as scientific professionals with social and policy-related skills and experience.

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Application Process

Students smiling Priority deadline Dec. 1 for consideration for graduate assistantships and fellowships1.

Applications will be evaluated beginning Dec. 1 for admission to the following Fall semester.

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  1. Rolling admissions after Dec. 1 until May 1. Students may be considered for graduate assistantships and fellowships if these positions have not yet been filled. ↩︎