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Advice to Applicants

Applicants to the Wildlife Biology graduate program may apply without first having an advisor. However, we highly recommend that prospective graduate students contact faculty that they are interested in working with before they apply. Faculty information can be found on the faculty page of this site. We receive approximately 100 applications each year for fall admissions and only accept those students for whom we have available funding, usually in the form of a teaching or research assistantship. Exceptions to this are rare. We expect all of our applicants to at least meet the minimum requirements for admission. Our Graduate Committee reviews all applicant files within two weeks of our deadline, so having all materials to the university by January 15 is paramount. Having experience in the field is beneficial as well for your application but the Graduate Committee reviews your file for all requirements.

If you have any questions or if we can help you in any way, do not hesitate to contact our office for information: (406) 243-5292 or by email at