Students can pursue graduate studies with the Great Lakes Center through two interdisciplinary applied environmental science programs, a thesis-based Master of Arts (MA) and an internship-based professional Master of Science (MS) program. Both programs will provide students with the opportunity to attain a broad understanding of the physical, chemical, biological, and social factors that comprise the Great Lakes ecosystems. Graduates will be prepared to deal effectively with a broad range of problems and issues related to ecosystem structure and function within the Great Lakes and surrounding watersheds.
Applicants interested in completing a thesis must identify one or more potential faculty advisors with whom they are interested in working on their thesis research. This information should be included in the applicant’s written statement. Please consult the list of GLES faculty participants. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact potential faculty advisors prior to submitting their applications.
In addition, all applicants should review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in the Graduate Catalog.
Prospective graduate students interested in entering the M.A. or M.S. in Great Lakes Ecosystem Science programs at Buffalo State must apply through the Graduate School.
Graduate Assistant (GA) positions are occasionally available to students enrolled in the Great Lakes Ecosystem Science programs. Graduate applications must be received by April 1 to be considered for GA funding.