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.