This broad, multi-faceted degree program emphasizes 1) wildlife, fish and conservation biology, 2) forest resources and arboriculture, 3) water, wetlands and watersheds, 4) human dimensions and environmental policy, or 5) building systems, with options for a thesis (research) or professional (non-thesis) degree in any of these areas of concentration. More than fifty courses taught by ECo faculty address the most pressing sustainability, conservation and management concerns.
This program provides interdepartmental training for MS and PhD students in ecology, organismal and evolutionary biology. Graduate students, post-docs, and faculty study biological processes ranging from the molecular to the ecosystem level. With research concentrations in Animal Behavior, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Organismal Biology, students and faculty explore connections between basic and applied sciences.
Encompassing the University of Massachusetts System, which offers graduate degrees in the Marine Sciences at four of its five campuses, this program encourages prospective students to explore the wide range of options offered at UMass Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth and Lowell before choosing the program best suited to individual needs. Complementing extensive and well-known research in the aquatic sciences, UMass Amherst’s Marine Lab in Gloucester offers opportunities to explore cross boundary connectivities between terrestrial and marine systems.