Course outcomes

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The aim of these courses is to provide you with a coordinated and interdisciplinary approach to wildlife health and wildlife population management. Upon completion of the Wildlife Masters you will have a broad-based holistic understanding of the challenges that face wildlife populations today, you will understand the interrelatedness of wildlife, domestic animal and human health and will have the theoretical bases and applied skills to identify problems facing wildlife populations so that you can develop new and innovate solutions to these problems.

The research component of the Masters will have prepared you to critically assess the research of others, identify key gaps in our understanding of wildlife management and design research plans to address these gaps. Your strong research background will make you highly desirable as an employee or PhD student.

The Wildlife Masters is taught by instructors who are well known and highly regarded and actively involved in the field. Therefore you will graduate with not just a Masters, but network of people across the field of wildlife health and wildlife management that can mentor you and assist you as you seek employment or additional education.

Based on the success of our previous graduates, you will be prepared to enter jobs in private industry, not-for-profit organizations, zoos and wildlife parks, academia, and government at all levels, from applied work in State and National Parks to policy development at the minister’s level. If you are already employed in these fields, the Wildlife Masters will provide you with new opportunities for growth and promotion. For those of you who are interested in obtaining a PhD, the Wild Masters allows you to identify fields of study and investigators with who you would like to work and gives you strong credentials allowing entry into entry into top quality programs.