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How It Works – M.S. in Ecology 3+2

Students apply to Western as traditional undergraduates and choose the Ecology 3+2 emphasis within the Biology or Environment & Sustainability majors.

The summer after their sophomore year, students apply to the M.S. in Ecology program. If they meet the credit requirements and are accepted to the program, they become “M.S. in Ecology Candidates with Provisional Acceptance” at the end of their junior year.

Students spend their senior year taking the first courses of the M.S. in Ecology program. Those courses also count as their final undergraduate credits, and students earn their B.S. or B.A. upon completion of the courses. Students then enter their fifth year as “M.S. in Ecology Degree Seeking Students.” They complete their master’s degree that year after they complete and defend a publishable research project.

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Undergraduate Application M.S. in Ecology Admissions Criteria

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