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State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Department of Environmental and Forest Biology

Syracuse, NY

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Overview

State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry / Department of Environmental and Forest Biology is located in Syracuse, NY, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Entomology
Master of Science (MS) Environmental physiology
Master of Science (MS) Environmental interpretation
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Environmental interpretation
Master of Professional Studies (MPS) Ecology
Master of Professional Studies (MPS) Chemical ecology
Master of Science (MS) Forest pathology and mycology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Entomology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Conservation biology
Master of Professional Studies (MPS) Entomology
Master of Professional Studies (MPS) Plant biotechnology
Master of Science (MS) Ecology
Master of Science (MS) Plant science and biotechnology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Environmental physiology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Fish and wildlife biology and management
Master of Science (MS) Conservation biology
Master of Professional Studies (MPS) Forest pathology and mycology
Master of Professional Studies (MPS) Environmental interpretation
Master of Science (MS) Fish and wildlife biology and management
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Chemical ecology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Forest pathology and mycology
Master of Professional Studies (MPS) Environmental physiology
Master of Professional Studies (MPS) Fish and wildlife biology and management
Master of Professional Studies (MPS) Plant science and biotechnology
Master of Professional Studies (MPS) Conservation biology
Master of Science (MS) Chemical ecology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Ecology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Plant science and biotechnology
Master of Professional Studies (MPS) Applied ecology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 30
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required for some
Capstone seminar
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Capstone seminar

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

79
Applied
39
Accepted
24
Enrolled
49%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards June 30
Types of financial support available Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

128
Total Graduate Students
14%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0.78%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 77%
American Indian or Alaska Native 4.69%
Asian 1.56%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 1.56%

Gender

Male (49%)
Female (50%)

Faculty

39
Total faculty
Full-time - 35
Part-time - 4
Male (26)
Female (13)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Ecology, conservation biology, fish and wildlife biology and management, plant science, entomology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
5,851,405

Location & Contact

Address 1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY  13210-2779
United States
Contact Dr. Melissa K. Fierke
Chair
Email: mkfierke@esf.edu
Phone: 315-470-6809
Fax: 315-470-6743

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