Master of Science in Lake Management

    Department of Biology

    The purpose of the Lake Management programs, which will take full advantage of the natural resources and infrastructure at the College’s Biological Field Station near Cooperstown, NY, and a newly renovated science building on campus, is to train students for careers as Lake Managers. Lake Managers are capable of modifying the character and quality of our aquatic resources to meet the concerns of water providers, lakeside municipalities, recreational lake users, as well as improving the quality of life of those who live, work and play on our tens of thousands of inland lakes, ponds, reservoirs and the streams tributary to them. Degree recipients will have met the requirements to apply for certification as a Certified Lake Manager (CLM) or Certified Lake Professional (CLP) by the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS). The Lake Management program has two tracks one of which holds a national recognition as a Professional Science Master's

    Degree Requirements Thesis Track:

    • BIOL 625: Lake Monitoring (3 s.h.)
    • BIOL 678: Advanced Quantitative Methods (4 s.h.)
    • BIOL 685: Studies in Limnology (4 s.h.)
    • BIOL 690: Lake Management (4 s.h.)
    • BIOL 691: Management of Aquatic Biota (4 s.h.)
    • BIOL 695: Graduate Seminar (6 s.h.)
    • A minimum of (4 s.h.) of graduate coursework approved by student's thesis committee   
    • A minimum of (3 s.h.) of BIOL 698: Thesis, BIOL 696: Directed Research or BIOL 699: Independent Study
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Non Course Requirements: Diagnostic Examination, Research Thesis (Including Deposition), Oral Defense of Thesis and Comprehensive Exam

    Professional Science Master's LogoDegree Requirements Professional Science Master's Track:

    • BIOL 625: Lake Monitoring (3 s.h.)
    • BIOL 678: Advanced Quantitative Methods (4 s.h.)
    • BIOL 685: Studies in Limnology (4 s.h.)
    • BIOL 690: Lake Management (4 s.h.)
    • BIOL 691: Management of Aquatic Biota (4 s.h.)
    • BIOL 693: Co-op Experiences in Lake Management (9 s.h.)
    • BIOL 695: Graduate Seminar (4 s.h.)    
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Non Course Requirements: Diagnostic Examination and Oral Comprehensive Exam

    Professional Science Master's Degree Information

    Admission Requirements:

    All students applying for admission to degree status are required to:

    • Submit a completed application and the non-refundable fee. Application fee waived for SUNY Oneonta Alumni
    • Provide evidence of completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Earth Science, Environmental Science or functionally related area
    • Submit three letters of recommendation
    • Submit a written statement explaining the purpose/goal for seeking the degree
    • Have achieved an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in major field
    • Application deadline: Rolling Admission
    • Fall Admission Only
    • Students not meeting the minimum requirements may be admitted to the program on the condition that undergraduate deficiencies be made up.

    APPLY ONLINE

    Graduate Tuition and Fees

     

    Master of Science Degree in Lake Management 2012 

    NALMS Student Video Series #1: How to Take a Secchi Depth

    NALMS Student Video Series #2: Lake Mixing & Stratification

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    Master of Science in Lake Management

    • At the SUNY Oneonta Biological Field Station, professor Paul Lord and researcher Jim Vogler prepare for a SCUBA dive as part of ongoing research on zebra mussels in Otsego Lake.
    • Lake Management students Maxine Verteramo and Jenna Leskovec doing water quality profiling and data collection on Arnold Lake in Hartwick, NY

    Department of Biology

    The purpose of the Lake Management programs, which will take full advantage of the natural resources and infrastructure at the College’s Biological Field Station near Cooperstown, NY, and a newly renovated science building on campus, is to train students for careers as Lake Managers. Lake Managers are capable of modifying the character and quality of our aquatic resources to meet the concerns of water providers, lakeside municipalities, recreational lake users, as well as improving the quality of life of those who live, work and play on our tens of thousands of inland lakes, ponds, reservoirs and the streams tributary to them. Degree recipients will have met the requirements to apply for certification as a Certified Lake Manager (CLM) or Certified Lake Professional (CLP) by the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS). The Lake Management program has two tracks one of which holds a national recognition as a Professional Science Master's

    Degree Requirements Thesis Track:

    • BIOL 625: Lake Monitoring (3 s.h.)
    • BIOL 678: Advanced Quantitative Methods (4 s.h.)
    • BIOL 685: Studies in Limnology (4 s.h.)
    • BIOL 690: Lake Management (4 s.h.)
    • BIOL 691: Management of Aquatic Biota (4 s.h.)
    • BIOL 695: Graduate Seminar (6 s.h.)
    • A minimum of (4 s.h.) of graduate coursework approved by student's thesis committee   
    • A minimum of (3 s.h.) of BIOL 698: Thesis, BIOL 696: Directed Research or BIOL 699: Independent Study
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Non Course Requirements: Diagnostic Examination, Research Thesis (Including Deposition), Oral Defense of Thesis and Comprehensive Exam

    Professional Science Master's LogoDegree Requirements Professional Science Master's Track:

    • BIOL 625: Lake Monitoring (3 s.h.)
    • BIOL 678: Advanced Quantitative Methods (4 s.h.)
    • BIOL 685: Studies in Limnology (4 s.h.)
    • BIOL 690: Lake Management (4 s.h.)
    • BIOL 691: Management of Aquatic Biota (4 s.h.)
    • BIOL 693: Co-op Experiences in Lake Management (9 s.h.)
    • BIOL 695: Graduate Seminar (4 s.h.)    
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Non Course Requirements: Diagnostic Examination and Oral Comprehensive Exam

    Professional Science Master's Degree Information

    Admission Requirements:

    All students applying for admission to degree status are required to:

    • Submit a completed application and the non-refundable fee. Application fee waived for SUNY Oneonta Alumni
    • Provide evidence of completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Earth Science, Environmental Science or functionally related area
    • Submit three letters of recommendation
    • Submit a written statement explaining the purpose/goal for seeking the degree
    • Have achieved an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in major field
    • Application deadline: Rolling Admission
    • Fall Admission Only
    • Students not meeting the minimum requirements may be admitted to the program on the condition that undergraduate deficiencies be made up.

    APPLY ONLINE

    Graduate Tuition and Fees

     

    Master of Science Degree in Lake Management 2012 

    NALMS Student Video Series #1: How to Take a Secchi Depth

    NALMS Student Video Series #2: Lake Mixing & Stratification

    Master of Science in Lake Management

    • At the SUNY Oneonta Biological Field Station, professor Paul Lord and researcher Jim Vogler prepare for a SCUBA dive as part of ongoing research on zebra mussels in Otsego Lake.
    • Lake Management students Maxine Verteramo and Jenna Leskovec doing water quality profiling and data collection on Arnold Lake in Hartwick, NY

    Department of Biology

    The purpose of the Lake Management programs, which will take full advantage of the natural resources and infrastructure at the College’s Biological Field Station near Cooperstown, NY, and a newly renovated science building on campus, is to train students for careers as Lake Managers. Lake Managers are capable of modifying the character and quality of our aquatic resources to meet the concerns of water providers, lakeside municipalities, recreational lake users, as well as improving the quality of life of those who live, work and play on our tens of thousands of inland lakes, ponds, reservoirs and the streams tributary to them. Degree recipients will have met the requirements to apply for certification as a Certified Lake Manager (CLM) or Certified Lake Professional (CLP) by the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS). The Lake Management program has two tracks one of which holds a national recognition as a Professional Science Master's

    Degree Requirements Thesis Track:

    • BIOL 625: Lake Monitoring (3 s.h.)
    • BIOL 678: Advanced Quantitative Methods (4 s.h.)
    • BIOL 685: Studies in Limnology (4 s.h.)
    • BIOL 690: Lake Management (4 s.h.)
    • BIOL 691: Management of Aquatic Biota (4 s.h.)
    • BIOL 695: Graduate Seminar (6 s.h.)
    • A minimum of (4 s.h.) of graduate coursework approved by student's thesis committee   
    • A minimum of (3 s.h.) of BIOL 698: Thesis, BIOL 696: Directed Research or BIOL 699: Independent Study
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Non Course Requirements: Diagnostic Examination, Research Thesis (Including Deposition), Oral Defense of Thesis and Comprehensive Exam

    Professional Science Master's LogoDegree Requirements Professional Science Master's Track:

    • BIOL 625: Lake Monitoring (3 s.h.)
    • BIOL 678: Advanced Quantitative Methods (4 s.h.)
    • BIOL 685: Studies in Limnology (4 s.h.)
    • BIOL 690: Lake Management (4 s.h.)
    • BIOL 691: Management of Aquatic Biota (4 s.h.)
    • BIOL 693: Co-op Experiences in Lake Management (9 s.h.)
    • BIOL 695: Graduate Seminar (4 s.h.)    
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Non Course Requirements: Diagnostic Examination and Oral Comprehensive Exam

    Professional Science Master's Degree Information

    Admission Requirements:

    All students applying for admission to degree status are required to:

    • Submit a completed application and the non-refundable fee. Application fee waived for SUNY Oneonta Alumni
    • Provide evidence of completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Earth Science, Environmental Science or functionally related area
    • Submit three letters of recommendation
    • Submit a written statement explaining the purpose/goal for seeking the degree
    • Have achieved an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in major field
    • Application deadline: Rolling Admission
    • Fall Admission Only
    • Students not meeting the minimum requirements may be admitted to the program on the condition that undergraduate deficiencies be made up.

    APPLY ONLINE

    Graduate Tuition and Fees

     

    Master of Science Degree in Lake Management 2012 

    NALMS Student Video Series #1: How to Take a Secchi Depth

    NALMS Student Video Series #2: Lake Mixing & Stratification

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