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FWCB Graduate Program

Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology is an intercollegiate degree program co-administered by the College of Natural Resources, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and College of Veterinary Medicine.

The Department of Applied Ecology offers graduate programs leading to Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in Zoology, as well as a non-thesis Master of Zoology degree. For the MS and PhD degrees, graduate work consists of a program of courses, seminars, and research planned in conjunction with the student’s adviser and advisory committee. The non-thesis Master of Zoology program consists primarily of coursework and helps prepare students for positions in science education or professional programs (e.g., human or veterinary medicine).

How to Apply

Find a faculty advisor, apply to the Graduate School, choose you courses. Learn more below.


Find a Faculty Advisor

View a list of potential research faculty advisors for the FWCB degree program.

FWCB Program Faculty

Apply to the Grad School

View complete details on how to complete the online graduate school application.

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Recommended Courses

See the list of recommended core and elective courses for the degree program.

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FWCB Contacts

Program Director

Dr. Rebecca Irwin

Coordinator of Academic Programs

Martha Burford Reiskind

Graduate Services Coordinator

Freha Legoas

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FWCB Program Application Deadlines

Spring 2017: Applications due October 15
Fall 2017: Applications due Jan 15

FWCB Degrees Offered

More information about each degree is available on the Department of Forestry & Environmental Resources FWCB Program home.

Frequently Asked Questions

Not sure about the application process? Please see some of our frequently asked questions and their answers.

FWCB Program Handbook

Prospective and current students should consult the FWCB Program Handbook to learn more about the program requirements.

Meet Our Current Students

Learn more about the current graduate students in our department. Visit our graduate student gallery.

Check Out Our Graduate Research

Curious about graduate research? Check out the fwcb dissertations and theses of our recent graduate students in the NC State Institutional Repository.

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