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Distance Education Program

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences offers Masters of Wildlife Science (WISC). This is a non-thesis graduate degree program, which is primarily taken by professionals (e.g. staff at state and federal agencies), who are interested in advancing their career. A majority of students in the program is enrolled under a distance education program. No financial aid is provided. I am willing to become an advisor for students who satisfy the following conditions:

  1. Undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or higher
  2. Combined GRE scores of 300 or higher
  3. GRE Writing of 4 or higher
  4. Currently employed by a fishery or wildlife related agency or sponsored by a third party (i.e. someone other than you or your relatives)
  5. Interested in pursuing career in wildlife management, fisheries, or conservation biology
  6. Interested in improving quantitative skills (population dynamics and statistics) for wildlife and fisheries
My students are expected to take the following courses:
WFSC 624 Dynamics of Population 4
WFSC 425 Marine Fisheries (only available upon request in advance for DE students) 3
STAT 651 Statistics in Research I 3
STAT 652 Statistics in Research II 3
STAT 653 Statistics in Research III 3
STAT 604 Statistical Computations 3

3-4 Elective Courses in WFSC, ESSM, or ALEC

(you may substitute 1-2 relevant undergraduate courses that are not used for another degree)

WFSC 685 Directed Study 5-6
* Please expect 3-4 years to complete by taking one course in each of three semesters (fall, spring, and summer) and one credit in drected study in 5-6 semesters.
** These are required courses for my students (i.e. not departmental or university requirements)
*** In addition to completing the courses successfuly, the students are required to complete a professional paper.
**** Paying the tuition does not guarantee the receipt of a degree.