Biodiversity, Conservation,
 and Policy

Admissions Requirements


Students entering the program should have a Bachelor's degree in Biology or equivalent natural science, with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Special cases may be considered by program faculty or directors. Admitted students may concentrate on biological aspects of conservation, while others may emphasize policy, planning, or other social sciences.

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. Applications for September admissions should be submitted no later than April 1, although applications will be considered at any time. Top-ranked candidates may be eligible for assistantships and tuition scholarships. (see UAlbany's Graduate Bulletin).

For application materials, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at the University at Albany. Applications are submitted through this office and are reviewed when completed.