MS in Lake Management

Do you want to know more about how to
preserve lake quality?

Are you concerned about the impacts of
nuisance exotic introductions like zebra
mussels, Eurasian milfoil and snakeheads?

Would you like a career managing our
aquatic resources?

Do you need coursework and experience
to qualify for national certification as a
lake manager?

If your answer is yes, there is a great opportunity for you in State University of New York at Oneonta.
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:
• At least 32 s.h. of approved courses beyond the baccalaureate degree including: a minimum of 20 s.h. of approved graduate course work in Biology excluding thesis, seminar, independent/directed study, and internship. A minimum of 6 credits of Biol 698 Thesis, and up to a maximum of 12 credits of thesis, seminar, independent/directed study, or internship must be completed.
• Minimum GPA of 3.0.
• Diagnostic Examination.
• Research Thesis, with an with an Oral Comprehensive Exam and Defense.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
All students applying for admission to degree status are required to:
• Submit a completed application and the non-refundable fee. Application Fee Waived for SUNY Oneonta Alumni.
• Evidence of completion of a Bachelor’s degree in biology, earth science or functionally related area with at least 25 s.h. in biology and 6 s.h. in chemistry. Students not meeting the minimum requirements may be admitted to the program on the condition that undergraduate deficiencies be made up.
• Submit three letters of recommendation.
• Submit a written statement explaining the purpose/goal for seeking the degree.
• GRE Scores Optional



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