Ph.D. On Campus

Aquatic Resources and Integrative Biology

Texas State University

765 USD/credit 46665 USD/full
765 USD/credit 46665 USD/full
357 USD/credit 21777 USD/full
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Students of the Aquatic Resources and Integrative Biology program from Texas State University will learn to integrate scientific, technical, and socioeconomic elements to provide sustainable aquatic resources from local to international levels


Program Mission

The Aquatic Resources and Integrative Biology program from Texas State University emphasizes original research (including basic and applied) to provide depth and breadth of knowledge in aquatic resources and related disciplines, from the watershed and ecosystem scale down to the population, organismal and microbial scale. Students are engaged in a collaborative research environment among students, faculty, natural resource agencies, nonprofit organizations, and public and private interests. The curriculum stresses active roles for students in intellectual exchange with faculty and peers and in the critique of published research. The program prepares students to identify and solve complex problems relevant to the sustainable use of aquatic resources and ecosystems.

Career Options

The program facilitates the entry of its students into the professional community of scholars and natural resource practitioners in a manner emphasizing the completion, presentation, and publication of original, creative research. Among graduating doctoral students, approximately 60% go to academia, 15% to federal/state agencies, 15% to the public sector, and 10% to the private sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminar in Aquatic Resources
  • Research (Taken three times)
  • Statistics and Experimental Design 
  • Collaborative Research
  • Natural History and Conservation of Large Mammals

  • Evolutionary Ecology

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61 SCH

91 hours (for applicants with bachelor's degree only)


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • master's degree in biology, chemistry, engineering, geology, or a related natural science field from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 3.25 GPA in all completed graduate course work

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    46665 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit
  • National

    46665 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit
  • In-State

    21777 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 357 USD per credit

Living costs for San Marcos

921 - 1707 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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