M.S. Fisheries Biology

Admissions Process

B.S. Degree: Biological Sciences, ecology or other related area

Minimum B.S. GPA: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

GRE: None

GMAT: None

TOEFL: See graduate college requirements (International Students Only)

Academic Records / Transcripts: Yes

Letters of Recommendation: Three (3)

Completed Coursework: coursework equivalent to a B.S. in biological sciences, including courses in biology, aquatic botany, ecology, ichthyology, fisheries biology, and aquaculture.


M.S. Degree Requirements

M.S. with thesis: 30 credits total  |  15 credits of coursework  |  10 credits of research

M.S. without thesis: 33 credits total  |  30 credits of coursework  |  3 credits creative component

Coursework includes:

  • Two (2) 400-level or above statistics courses
  • One or more graduate courses in fisheries or related areas offered by the NREM Department.



There's the possibility of students receiving an assistantship (teaching or research) to help cover the costs of their program. Master Degree students with an assistantship can expect to receive:

  • A stipend starting at approximately $2,252
  • Healthcare benefits
  • 75% of tuition remission

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