The Graduate Program in Ecology is a multidisciplinary, interdepartmental program of study and research leading to M.S. (with a thesis required) and Ph.D. degrees. Students in the program receive their degrees from a home department but satisfy the requirements of the Graduate Program in Ecology in lieu of home department requirements. Students also earn a Certificate in Ecology. Miami also offers an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology .
This program brings together faculty and students, with interests in ecology, from various departments. Ecology is by nature an interdisciplinary subject that crosses departmental boundaries. The program provides students with educational experiences that reflect this interdepartmental nature, and facilitates interdepartmental collaborations and interactions among students and faculty.
Research is at the center of both the M.S. and Ph.D. programs. Graduate students in the program pursue questions at all levels of ecological organization including behavioral, population, community, landscape, and ecosystem ecology. In addition, students take core ecology courses and seminars and attend short workshops designed to improve teaching and professional skills.
Assistantships are provided by the home department.
Students interested in this program should review the research interests of the faculty associates . Any faculty associate in a participating department can serve as the thesis/dissertation advisor.