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Graduate Studies

Cofrin Biodiversity Research Assistantships

Two Cofrin Center for Biodiversity Graduate Assistantships in Biodiversity Research are available for students pursuing the Master of Science degree in Environmental Science and Policy (ES&P). The purpose of these graduate assistantships is to support students who contribute to the mission of the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity and to help train professionals in the fields of biodiversity science and conservation. Each recipient is required to conduct research or related work, often the basis for the student’s master’s thesis. Preference will be given to students conducting research involving ongoing Cofrin Center for Biodiversity projects.

University-funded assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis by a committee of ES&P faculty during the normal application cycle. The selection committee includes representatives of the three emphases and may not include the thesis advisor of any applicant. Each recipient conducts research under the supervision of an ES&P faculty member for an average or at least 20 hours per week throughout the award period, and this research is the basis for the recipient’s master’s thesis. Students also receive an annual stipend.

To qualify for assistantships, the applicant must:

  • Be fully admitted to the ES&P master’s degree program
  • Be enrolled for a minimum of six credits of course work each semester and no fewer than 15 credits during the entire academic year
  • Maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average for graduate courses
  • Have outstanding potential for scholarship and research in field ecology, conservation biology, or a related discipline

For more information, contact:

  • Office of Graduate Studies
    University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, CL 835
    2420 Nicolet Drive
    Green Bay, Wisconsin 54311-7001