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.
GLES program fact sheet (PDF, 129KB)
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 Environemental Science programs at Buffalo State University must apply through the Graduate School.
Graduate Assistant (GA) positions are occasionally available to students enrolled in the Great Lakes Environmental Science programs. Graduate applications must be received by April 1 to be considered for GA funding.
GLES Principal Advisor Consent Form (PDF, 142KB)
MA Progress and Evaluation Form (PDF, 136KB)
MS Progress and Evaluation Form (PDF, 140KB)
Graduate School Course Registration Forms
GLES Program Coordinator
Science and Mathematics Complex 326
Phone: (716) 878-4105
Fax: (716) 878-6644
Director, Great Lakes Center
Science and Mathematics Complex 319
Phone: (716) 878-4329
Fax: (716) 878-6644
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