*NEW!* Master of Wildlife Biology

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The Department of Integrative Biology is pleased to announce an exciting new Master of Wildlife Biology (MWB) Graduate Program.

This one-year, course-based Master of Wildlife Biology is a unique program designed to equip graduates with the academic, technical, and experiential training needed to pursue fulfilling careers in several sectors, including government, not-for-profit, environmental consulting, education, and industry. Students will help solve problems of relevance for society, wildlife, and ecosystems.

Students may choose to specialize in the fields of:

  • Biomonitoring: focused on the observation and assessment of the state of species and ecosystems over time;
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation: focused on the care and management of orphaned, sick, hurt, or otherwise impaired fauna with the purpose of restoring their health and increasing their survivability in the wild; or
  • Wildlife Conservation: focused on strategies and tools for the preservation of biodiversity at multiple scales and in a context of rapid human-environmental change.

Students can customize their program of study to pursue their distinct personal and professional interests and to adapt to changing job market demands. This program is ideal for international and domestic students who are seeking academic excellence in an efficient, active, flexible, and individualized learning program.

In this one-year program (three semesters, starting in the Fall and ending in the Summer), students will work towards 4.0 credits in total. One credit is earned by a required practicum (BIOL*6130) where students will work with a partner organization, for example, a wildlife rehabilitation centre, government unit, industry, or consulting group. If students prefer, they can choose to conduct a Major Research Project with a faculty advisor instead of the practicum in their final semester. The other 3.0 credits are earned through a combination of required and elective 0.5 credit courses.

About us: The Department of Integrative Biology has a strong international reputation for excellence in both teaching and research. With specializations in ecology, physiology, and evolution, and a record of student-integrated research programs, we work together on projects across all scales, from DNA to Biomes. Situated within the community of Guelph, we enjoy the benefits of a welcoming community with commitments to ImproveLife in all we do. Learn more about the City of Guelph.

We are accepting applications now! 

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Complete applications must be submitted by April 15, 2023.

Space permitting, exceptional domestic candidates will be considered through September 9, 2023.

Domestic tuition will be $18,000/year and international tuition will be $30,000/year, plus applicable fees. A detailed fee schedule will be listed on the Student Financial Services website when available.

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Contact Us

Dr. Sherri Cox
Assistant Professor, Master of Wildlife Biology Program Director
Email: coxs@uoguelph.ca
Phone number:  519-824-4120 Ext. 56826
Office: SSC 2457

Kate Artuso
Graduate Program Assistant
Email: cbsib@uoguelph.ca
Phone number:  519-824-4120 Ext. 56097
Office: SSC 2483

Karen White
Graduate Admissions Assistant
Email: cbsgrad@uoguelph.ca
Phone number:  519-824-4120 Ext. 52730