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12 Masters Programs in Ecological Science

A master’s degree allows students to further understand a particular subject, and prepares them for the competitive job market. In a Master in Ecological Science program, students are taught natural resource management in respect to ecology. What is a Master in Ecological Science? Students further their understanding of problems in the global environment, such as forestry, overfishing, river… Read more

A master’s degree allows students to further understand a particular subject, and prepares them for the competitive job market. In a Master in Ecological Science program, students are taught natural resource management in respect to ecology.

What is a Master in Ecological Science? Students further their understanding of problems in the global environment, such as forestry, overfishing, river regulations, climate changes, and pollution. Most programs focus on analysis skills, data management, and advanced scientific knowledge. This education prepares graduates to study biological material and prepare and execute investigations.

A master’s program in ecological science prepares the students not only for future careers, but also for other areas of life. Students learn how to apply knowledge and how to handle complex problems and situations. This preps them for difficult life circumstances, research practice, and jobs that demand self dependence.

Students can earn their Master in Ecological Science either nationally or internationally. Because individual programs can vary from school to school, the costs vary as well. Once you have found a school of interest, contact them to ask about the costs involved with earning your degree.

For those interested in ecological biology, a master’s degree prepares students for a variety of careers. Areas of employment include landscape planning, nature restoration and management, plant breeding, and environmental consultancy. Graduates may be involved in policy preparation, nature and environment education, and scientific communication. Employers include governments, nonprofit organizations, private industries, universities, and chemical regulation companies. A master’s program is also a great base for PhD studies.

If you are interested in investigating the relationship between a life form and its environment, you should begin researching the right Master in Ecological Science program right now. There are opportunities all over the world, and some classes may be able to be taken online if you need more flexibility. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco, USA

Climate change and biodiversity loss are among the greatest existential threats humanity has seen. Further, these ecological challenges represent a crisis of values and consci ... +

Climate change and biodiversity loss are among the greatest existential threats humanity has seen. Further, these ecological challenges represent a crisis of values and consciousness. Our program allows students to cultivate the knowledge and wisdom to respond to these existential threats from integral and transdisciplinary perspectives. Students gain skills and insight to transform practices, worldviews, and consciousness in service of a more just, sustainable, and flourishing planetary future. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
Umeå University - Faculty of Science and Technology
Umeå, Sweden

Within the Master's Programme in Earth Science you will study natural earth processes, climate change and the impact of human influences such as natural resources and environm ... +

Within the Master's Programme in Earth Science you will study natural earth processes, climate change and the impact of human influences such as natural resources and environmental disruption. Impact on earth processes leads to substantial changes in the environment. You will develop awareness and in-depth knowledge of environmental changes over years to millennia in different types of environments. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business
Vienna, Austria

The master program “Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy" is a four-semester program and requires 120 ECTS points to obtain a degree.

The master program “Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy" is a four-semester program and requires 120 ECTS points to obtain a degree. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Oct 2022
Campus
 

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University of Bayreuth
Bayreuth, Germany

Earth’s ecosystems are exposed to various rapid environmental changes, such as global changes in climate, element cycles, land use, and biodiversity. Such changes can threaten ... +

Earth’s ecosystems are exposed to various rapid environmental changes, such as global changes in climate, element cycles, land use, and biodiversity. Such changes can threaten ecological services such as the protection against natural hazards, filtration of drinking water, food supply, and other resources. These situations, in turn, lead to economic, social, and political instability. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Campus
 
LUT University
Lappeenranta, Finland

We all want to build a society which will enable our children to prosper. As the complexity and urgency of many sustainability problems increase, we can no longer think about ... +

We all want to build a society which will enable our children to prosper. As the complexity and urgency of many sustainability problems increase, we can no longer think about our investment needs only in terms of technical products with great performance. In every investment decision, a growing need to contribute more effectively to sustainability challenges has to be taken into account. Climate warming, weakening air quality, water pollution and waste are examples of current global sustainability challenges. Sometimes traditional technologies offer the best solutions, but we also need novel solutions to complex environmental problems. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
31 May 2022
Campus
 
Universidad Ana G. Méndez - Recinto de Cupey
San Juan, Puerto Rico

This specialty includes the training of professionals capable of offering productive alternatives in the integral management of wildlife, with special attention to the protect ... +

This specialty includes the training of professionals capable of offering productive alternatives in the integral management of wildlife, with special attention to the protection and conservation of the habitat of the species. The courses of this specialty have an interdisciplinary approach in the analysis of the interaction and interdependence of the ecological, socio-economic, cultural and technological components in the management and conservation of tropical ecosystems. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
5 semesters
Spanish
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University of St Andrews
Saint Andrews, United Kingdom

In this course, you will learn the modern statistical methods currently used by professionals in ecology. You will learn to formulate problems, conduct appropriate analyses an ... +

In this course, you will learn the modern statistical methods currently used by professionals in ecology. You will learn to formulate problems, conduct appropriate analyses and effectively communicate results to a variety of audiences. To balance theory and application, placement opportunities will be available with partner organisations within the UK and abroad. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC)
Dijon, France

The Master in Conservation Biology, with specialization in Behavioral Ecology and Wildlife Management, aims at providing a critical and conceptually-based understanding of ani ... +

The Master in Conservation Biology, with specialization in Behavioral Ecology and Wildlife Management, aims at providing a critical and conceptually-based understanding of animal behavior and evolutionary ecology, in the framework of conservation biology and wildlife management. This two-year master program consists of both lessons and field trips, while half of the second year is devoted to a personal research project conducted by students in an international research team. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, USA

The Climate Science and Solutions (CSS) Professional Science Master's program combines a foundation of climate science and sustainable systems studies with professional traini ... +

The Climate Science and Solutions (CSS) Professional Science Master's program combines a foundation of climate science and sustainable systems studies with professional training and organizational skills to help graduates succeed in the growing climate industry. -
MSc
Full-time
10 months
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Campus
 
Murray State University
Murray, USA

Within the guidelines, the individual's program is developed by an advisory committee to ensure proficiency in the basic areas of zoology, botany, ecology and genetics. The th ... +

Within the guidelines, the individual's program is developed by an advisory committee to ensure proficiency in the basic areas of zoology, botany, ecology and genetics. The thesis track is strongly recommended for anyone considering further research or graduate activities. -
MSc
English
 
Schumacher College

This programme offers a dynamic new way of engaging with the challenging situations we face socially, economically and environmentally.

This programme offers a dynamic new way of engaging with the challenging situations we face socially, economically and environmentally. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC)
Besançon, France

The Master in Conservation Biology, specialization Ecology, Monitoring, and Management of Ecosystems aims at providing a critical and conceptually-based understanding of the s ... +

The Master in Conservation Biology, specialization Ecology, Monitoring, and Management of Ecosystems aims at providing a critical and conceptually-based understanding of the structure, functioning, monitoring, and management of ecosystems submitted to various natural and anthropogenic pressures, in the framework of biodiversity conservation. Half of the second year is devoted to a personal Master thesis project. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
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