Florida softshell turtle, Apalone ferox, photo by J.D. Willson

Masters Assistantships in Herpetology

John Carroll University
University Heights, Ohio
Closing Date
not provided

The Biology Department at John Carroll University seeks M.S. graduate student applications for Fall 2018. For students interested in herpetology, the department has strengths in Behavioral, Chemical and Landscape Ecology, Conservation Biology, Developmental Biology, and Systematics.

The faculty is committed to providing a supportive, mentoring environment for master’s level graduate students and has a high rate of degree completion in its two-year program. Facilities in the department are located in the Dolan Center for Science and Technology, which houses well equipped research labs, animal care facilities, and a full greenhouse. The department is composed of 11 full-time faculty members (4 of which are herpetologists), 15 graduate students, and approximately 240 undergraduate majors. Graduate student support packages are competitive and include full tuition and fee remission for qualified applicants, and most students receive stipends for their work as graduate teaching assistants in departmental laboratory courses. 

Please visit our website the Department’s website to learn more about the department and contact possible faculty advisors. Direct any questions about the program to Dr. Ralph Saporito, Graduate Program Director (rsaporito [at] jcu.edu).

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