• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
The Social Ecology program at the University of California Irvine (UCI) is an internationally recognized pioneer in developing interdisciplinary approaches to social problems that encourage flexibility and independent thinking among faculty and students, and nourish collaboration across different fields and with people of many different experiences.
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Overview

Social Ecology can be defined as the interactions within the social, institutional, and cultural contexts of people-environment relations that make up well-being. The Social Ecology program is offered by the University of California Irvine (UCI).

Education

Social Ecology’s motivating philosophy is a pragmatic one—the most persistent ills of society (sprawl, malnutrition, deforestation, urban violence, waterborne disease, obesity, housing insecurity, and countless others) seem to resist the prescriptions emerging from uni-disciplinary research.

Is social ecology the study of everything? No, but it is a manner of studying things. It concerns how the different objects of study relate to, bump into, and change each other such that the social phenomenon cannot be attributed to any of its objects.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Environmental Analysis and Design
  • Research Design
  • Statistical Analysis in Social Ecology
  • Honors: Critical Issues on the Social Sciences
  • Moral Development and Just Communities
  • Special Topics in Social Ecology
  • Advanced Research Methods

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.4

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.4 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • History: 2 years required
  • English: 4 years required
  • Mathematics: 3 years required; 4 years recommended
  • Laboratory Science: 2 years required; 3 years recommended
  • Language Other Than English: 2 years required; 3 years recommended
  • Visual and Performing Arts: 1 year required
  • College Preparatory Elective: 1 year required

Tuition Fee

  • International

    44789 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 44789 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15797 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15797 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Irvine

  • 1560 - 2590 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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