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University of Florida

Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Gainesville, FL

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Overview

University of Florida / Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation is located in Gainesville, FL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Wildlife ecology and conservation Wetland sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Wildlife ecology and conservation Geographic information systems
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Wildlife ecology and conservation Tropical conservation and development
(Certificate) Environmental education and communications
Master of Science (MS) Wildlife ecology and conservation Wetland sciences
Master of Science (MS) Wildlife ecology and conservation Geographic information systems
Master of Science (MS) Wildlife ecology and conservation Tropical conservation and development

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 15
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum 34th percentile for Quantitative)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum 34th percentile for Quantitative)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

33
Applied
10
Accepted
9
Enrolled
30%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 15th Yes
Spring deadline December 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum 34th percentile for Quantitative)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.3
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum 34th percentile for Quantitative)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.3

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
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Faculty

58
Total faculty
Male (43)
Female (15)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Conservation biology, spatial ecology, wildlife conservation and management, wetlands ecology and conservation, human dimensions in wildlife conservation
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
4,780,014

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 110430
Gainesville, FL  32611
United States
Contact Eric C. Hellgren PhD
Professor and Department Chair
Email: hellgren@ufl.edu
Phone: 352-846-0552

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