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Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation Doctoral Degree Requirements

Program | Faculty | Master's | Doctoral | Courses

Students completing the Master’s degree at the university or elsewhere may be accepted into our doctoral program but are formally admitted to candidacy only after the completion of a successful written and oral preliminary comprehensive examination based on concepts in general biology, ecology, fisheries and wildlife science and management, and such other areas as may be stipulated by the student’s Guidance Committee. Selection of courses is done by the student and the Guidance Committee and usually extends into areas beyond biology, leading the student towards competency in independent research in either fisheries or wildlife conservation. A reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages sufficient to understand journal material may be required of doctoral students in certain areas of specialization. The degree normally requires at least three years of study beyond the Master’s degree.