• 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 intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Analysis and Design
  • Research Design
  • Statistical Analysis in Social Ecology
  • Honors: Critical Issues on the Social Sciences
  • Moral Development and Just Communities
  • 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.

  • 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

The Academic Subject Requirements, represent the minimum academic preparation you must meet.

  • A. Two years of history — One year of world or European history, cultures and geography, and one year of U.S. history or one half-year of U.S. history and one half-year of American government or civics 
  • B. Four years of English 
  • C. Three years of mathematics (four years recommended) — Must include algebra, geometry, and advanced algebra 
  • D. Two years of laboratory science (three years recommended) — Must include two of these three subjects: biology, chemistry, and physics 
  • E. Two years of a language other than English (three years recommended) — The second year or higher of the same language must be completed to fulfill this requirement 
  • F. One year of visual and performing arts — A yearlong course chosen from the following disciplines: dance, drama/theater, music, visual art, or interdisciplinary arts
  • G. One year of college-preparatory electives

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29754 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    29754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29754 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11442 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11442 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Irvine

  • 1560 - 2590 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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