University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Ecology and Evolution M.S.


Degree Specific Credits: 30

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

  • Students the Ecology and Evolution Master of Science program must complete a committee-approved program of 30 credits of graduate-level coursework. As many as 10 credits may be thesis (BIOB 599), and at least 10 credits of the non-thesis coursework must be at the 500-level or above.
  • Students must complete a research seminar in the 2nd year of the program.
  • Students must successfully propose and then defend a research thesis. 

Course Requirements

Complete all of the following courses:
BIOB 594Seminar in Biology (taken in the 2nd year)1
BIOB 505OBE Core Course - Genetics and Evolution4
or BIOB 506 OBE Core Course - Ecology
Electives, Research, and Thesis
Complete 25 credits of graduate-level courses, research, or thesis.25
Total Hours30