The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Ecology Degree requirements and curriculum

Criteria that students need to meet for the Ecology graduate program, and required and recommended courses for PhD, Masters, and Minor tracks
Ecology Handbooks
Easily printable and downloadable documents containing key information on general policies, degree requirements, guidelines for examinations, milestones, and expectations
PhD requirements
Requirements that PhD students in Penn State's Ecology program need to satisfy in order to obtain a degree
MS requirements
Requirements that Masters students in Penn State's Ecology program need to satisfy in order to obtain a degree
Required courses, MS and PhD degrees
A list of courses that Ecology PhD and Masters students are required to take
Colloquium
The Ecology Colloquium (ECLGY 590) helps students develop scientific communication skills, and is a required course for Ecology Masters and PhD students.
Academic course plan
A downloadable academic course plan for Ecology graduate students
Mini-symposium
The Ecology mini-symposium is an evening seminar which is held twice a year. Before your final defense you will have to present the results of your research at one of these symposia.
Change of degree
What to do if you want to change from a PhD to a Masters degree or vice-versa, or if you want to change your degree or major to Ecology
Minor in Ecology
Requirements for Masters or PhD students in other degree programs who wish to minor in Ecology
Options
Optional specializations for students in the Ecology graduate program
SARI
SARI (Scholastic and Research Integrity) is an ethics course required of all graduate students.