Biodiversity, Conservation & Policy

Admission Requirements

Students entering the program must have a Bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA. For students pursuing an emphasis in biology, suggested background coursework includes genetics, evolution, and ecology, plus at least two courses in physical sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Earth or Atmospheric Sciences). Deficiencies may be filled from undergraduate courses (without graduate credit) after acceptance. Special cases may be considered by program faculty or directors. Some students will emphasize biology, while others will emphasize policy and planning.

Application and Admission
Candidates should apply to the Department of Biological Sciences, under the same procedures as current graduate programs, including submission of University at Albany standard application forms, letters of recommendation, undergraduate transcripts, and Graduate Record Exam scores. Submitted applications will be considered in the review for the next possible semester. Top-ranked candidates may be eligible to receive financial support. (see UAlbany's Graduate Bulletin).

Applications are submitted through the Graduate Admissions Office and are reviewed when completed.

For application materials, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions, University at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12222 or call (518)442-3980 or 1-800-440-GRAD.