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Overview

Our two-year  Natural Sciences, Zoo, Aquarium and Animal Shelter Management Specialization at Colorado State University focuses on experiential learning and development of skills in addition to academic learning. 

Key facts:

The majority of our students come from undergraduate science backgrounds such as Biology, Zoology, Wildlife Biology or Animal Science. Students with Psychology,  Anthropology and Business degrees have also joined our ranks. Our students have diverse interests and the name of our program does not convey the great number of possible career options available to you graduating with this degree.

This is a dynamic and flexible degree that can be suited to your career goals. Take your experience with animals and become well-qualified to lead teams and influence outcomes in animal organizations.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Animal Metabolism
  • Animal Behavior in Captive Populations
  • Master of Profess. Natural Sciences Ethics
  • Leadership in Animal Organizations
  • Workplace Wellness - Animal Organizations
  • Marketing for Animal Organizations
  • MPNS Internship: Preparation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    58

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • One official transcript of all collegiate work completed post-high school.  Additionally separate transcripts are not required for study abroad credits if the GPA and credits are recorded on the transcript of the university that sponsored the study abroad experience. CSU transcripts are not required. Training course transcripts from branches of the U.S. military that show credit received with neither grades nor degrees awarded are exempt from the transcript requirement.
  • Test scores such as GRE or GMAT, if required by department, should be submitted with institution code 4075.
  • Any other materials that individual departments or programs may require of applicants.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1432 USD/credit
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  • National

    584 USD/credit
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Living costs for Fort Collins

  • 1210 - 1800 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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