Master of Science in Ecology and Conservation Biology

The Master of Science in Ecology and Conservation Biology offers a thesis and non-thesis option, allowing flexibility in both graduate education and preparation for a variety of career trajectories. Non-thesis students will write a professional paper in lieu of a Master’s thesis.

Specialization is available in a range of research areas including biogeochemistry, physiological ecology, ecohydrology, global change ecology, community ecology, landscape ecology, ecological restoration, population ecology, spatial science, forest ecology, genetics, molecular biology, genomics, tree improvement, plant systematics, and evolution. 

Applicants must have an accredited bachelor’s degree and meet admission requirements for graduate study at Texas A&M University. For more information about requirements specific to the Master of Science degree in Ecology and Conservation Biology, please visit

Steps to Fulfill a Masters Program