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Wildlife Ecology, Ph.D.

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University rank #401 (ARWU) , ME,
Candidates for the Wildlife Ecology Ph.D. offered at the University of Maine, must possess a detailed knowledge of their area of research, a breadth of knowledge of basic biology and ecology, and a comprehensive knowledge of the fields of wildlife biology and management.

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Furthermore, each candidate must have completed a program of study in a discipline ancillary to wildlife.  Evaluation of the Ph.D. candidate with respect to the above objectives will include:

  • comprehensive examination testing the candidate’s breadth of general knowledge as well as his/her comprehensive knowledge in the fields of wildlife biology and management
  • a final oral defense of the research and research specialty.  The ancillary studies requirement may be met through the Course work, or via other opportunities for personal development agreed upon by the student’s graduate committee.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Graduate Seminar in Wildlife Science
  • Ecology and Organismal Biology
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Special Problems in Wildlife Ecology
  • Analytical Tools
  • Graduate Thesis/Research

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • 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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

    A cumulative GRE score of 50th percentile (quantitative and verbal), although exceptions are sometimes made for students whose overall record is very strong. And applicants are encouraged to take the GRE advanced biology exam.

General Requirements

Ph.D. students are only accepted if the department or faculty have funding for graduate assistantships, tuition and research expenses. Acceptance to the University of Maine graduate programs in wildlife ecology is highly competitive. Most successful applicants have an excellent academic record (3.4-4.0 gpa), high scores on the Graduate Record Examination, substantial practical experience through summer or post-graduate employment, and strong letters of recommendation.An undergraduate degree in wildlife ecology or biology or a closely-related discipline is generally required. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1430 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    1430 USD/credit
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  • In-State

    439 USD/credit
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    Based on the original amount of 439 USD per credit and a duration of .
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Living costs for Orono

  • 1216 - 1890 USD/month
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