A research-based master’s degree completed in association with a faculty sponsor from the EEB department. Many students completing this degree choose to continue in the Ph.D. program at UConn or at another institution. Other students have gone on to work with nature centers, and local, state or federal governmental positions associated with biology or environmental concerns, or have taken biology teaching positions. Full financial support (including a graduate assistantship, tuition waiver, partial fee waiver and option to purchase highly subsidized health insurance) is generally provided for two years.
Application deadline: December 15, for admission for the following fall semester. Applications are generally considered only once a year; late applications may be considered on a space-available basis, but applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by the deadline. The department does not normally consider applications for entry in the spring semester. More information about how to apply is available here.