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Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation

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General Information

Staff and facilities are available for supporting research in wildlife ecology, wildlife habitat management, landscape ecology and management, and conservation biology; and estuarine, anadromous, marine and freshwater fisheries research as well as in the broader areas of natural resource management. Graduate training is required for professional entrance into state, federal, and private employment in resource management and into teaching positions stressing applied ecological principles in both secondary and college-level programs. Applicants are encouraged to correspond with the Graduate Program Director in the department for answers to specific questions, but all application materials should be sent directly to the Graduate School; scores from the Graduate Record Examination must accompany all applications. Research support at both the master’s and doctoral level is frequently available either from grants to individual faculty members or through support provided by the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries and the U.S. Geological Survey Biological Research Division or other agencies. Undergraduates receiving wildlife or fisheries degrees from the University of Massachusetts are strongly urged to apply to other universities in order to vary their professional training.