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Environmental Biology, M.S.


Students in the Environmental Biology master's program at Hood College--in Frederick, Maryland--want to analyze and research pressing environmental issues. They envision altering the course of climate change, invasive species and unsustainable uses of natural resources. They have a compelling desire to transform the future through leadership, education and example. For them, keeping the air, water, land and its resources clean and sustainable is more than a career path. It’s a passion. 

Real world

The master’s degree in Environmental Biology at Hood College bridges the sciences to real-world socioeconomics and politics. Comprehensive core requirements — ecology, pollution, biology, resource management, biostatistics — lead to a choice of research and non-research tracks. Cutting-edge techniques, such as remote sensing and GIS, open new windows to protecting and developing natural resources. Students enrolled in the 33-credit master's program can also earn a certificate in GIS with the completion of 9 core credits and 9 electives credits.

From lab to field

As the only part-time environmental biology program in the region that emphasizes a field and laboratory approach, Hood’s unique program is ideal for working professionals who want to take their commitment and their careers to the next level. Hands-on experiences and small evening classes keep instruction focused and learning interactive. Supplementary Saturday and summer sessions fit busy lives.

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Program Director:
April Boulton, Ph.D.



Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions:
Edie Steele