Programs

Cognitive and Behavioural Ecology

Why Cognitive and Behavioral Ecology @ Memorial?

The Cognitive and Behavioural Ecology Program (CABE) is an interdisciplinary graduate program focused on animal behaviour and behavioural ecology. It is designed to train students in research that integrates cognitive and behavioural studies at the ecological level. Molecular, developmental, and evolutionary aspects of cognition and behaviour are also studied. Supervisors include faculty from the Departments of Biology, Ocean Sciences, and Psychology, the Faculty of Medicine, and the Environmental Science Program at Grenfell Campus, as well as adjunct faculty from the Canadian Wildlife Service, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the Newfoundland and Labrador Forestry and Wildlife Divisions, and Parks Canada.

Description of programs

  • MSc – The MSc program involves courses and a thesis and can be completed in two years of full-time study.
  • PhD – The PhD program involves courses, a comprehensive exam, and a thesis, and can be completed in four years of full-time study.

Find a faculty supervisor

Graduate applicants interested in research-based programs are strongly encouraged to find a faculty supervisor at the time of application. Visit the CABE program website for a list of faculty members, their research interests, and contact information. You may also use the Yaffle search engine to find a supervisor you may wish to work with.

Minimum admission requirements

  • MSc – Bachelor's degree (minimum second class) in an appropriate area of study
  • PhD – Master’s degree in an appropriate area of study

 

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Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSc, PhD

Routes:

thesis

Duration:

MSc: 2 years
PhD: 4 years

Application Deadline:

January 31 for Fall admission

Funding:

MSc: $17,000
PhD: $19,000

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Tuition (Canadian students):

MSc: $486-$733/semester
PhD: $683/semester

Tuition (International students):

MSc: $632-$953/semester
PhD: $887/semester

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