Biodiversity, Conservation and Policy MS

This multidisciplinary program combines classes from the Department of Biological Sciences and the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy to prepare students for careers that require knowledge of both ecology and public policy.Students learn the basic concepts in conservation biology, politics, policy and planning and how these fields interact in the real world. Biologists with a basic understanding of how policy relates to the goals of preservation and conservation are essential to conservation efforts. Our program, with its multidisciplinary approach, allows students to examine decision-making processes as both scientists and policy analysts.

Degree Level: MS

Department: Biological Sciences

School or College: College of Arts and Sciences

Required Credentials: Transcripts, 3 Letters of recommendation, GRE, Statement fo goals

Application Deadline for Fall Admission and Assistantship Consideration: January 15
Application Deadline for Fall Admission without Assistantship Consideration: January 15

Application Deadline for Spring Admission and Assistantship Consideration: November 1
Application Deadline for Spring Admission without Assistantship Consideration: November 1

Application Deadline for Summer Admission and Assistantship Consideration: Not available
Application Deadline for Summer Admission without Assistantship Consideration: Not available

Grad Bulletin URL:

http://www.albany.edu/graduatebulletin/biodiversity_conservation_policy_ms_degree.htm

Departmental Website:

http://www.albany.edu/biology/4_bio_bcp-home.shtml