Graduate Program: Master of Science Program in Ecology, Western State Colorado University

Western State  Colorado University now has a Master of Science Program in Ecology.  We are recruiting students for our first class which will start this fall.  Please find info at the following site

Are you interested in earning a master of science in ecology as a residential student in the heart of the Rockies? We are looking for students interested in applying science to real world problems and is eager to conduct applied ecological research.

Our MS provides the rigorous scientific training needed to answer pressing questions in the ecology, conservation, and management of the Earth’s biota, landscapes, and ecosystems. 

We offer two tracks:

  • Fisheries and Wildlife Management
  • Ecology and Conservation.

Requirements:  BA or BS degree in biology or related field with college courses in Statistics and upper-level Ecology with a minimum grade of B completed prior to the student’s first fall in the program.  GRE scores submitted by the application deadline.

Applicants are expected to have been in contact with a faculty advisor prior to submission of application.

For more information contact:

Dr. Matthew Benoit, Program Coordinator

Additionally, Robin Bingham, Ph.D, Professor of Biology at Western  is looking for a student interested in rare plant biology.  She has received a USFWS grant to study the Skiff Milkvetch, a rare Gunnison Basin endemic. She has some funding for a graduate student to work on this project, and would love to have someone start this summer.  The focus of the work is on reproduction, pollination, and seed bank dynamics.

Robin and Bowdoin’s Barry Logan went to graduate school together at CU-Boulder.