In our program, students work within the research labs of one or more faculty advisors, and students work closely with these graduate advisors throughout the EECB program.
Thus, finding a great fit between student and advisor interests is the most important first step for admissions into EECB.
The preferred approach admission to the EECB program is outlined below:
- Check out our list of program areas and potential EECB faculty members.
- Visit faculty websites, read some of their papers, and find an advisor with interests that really excite you.
- Contact faculty to express interest, and inquire if they are planning to accept students in the near future.
- Sending a CV and short statement of interest during these initial email contacts is a great way to help faculty understand who you are and how you might fit into their labs.
During this informal process, you will also need to formally apply to the program. Your application will need to meet, at minimum, these requirements, as well as all requirements specified by the Graduate School:
- Cumulative grade point average of 3.0
- GRE scores submitted
- For international students, a TOEFL score of 600 or greater
- Coursework in physical sciences, mathematics, and biochemistry; exact coursework to be determined by each EECB advisor, in consultation with our admissions committee. Recommend coursework could include, for example:
- Coursework in physical sciences (6 credits)
- University mathematics including calculus (6 credits)
- Organic chemistry or biochemistry (6 credits)
- Biology coursework (24 credits, including genetics, evolution, and ecology), or equivalent evidence of ability to succeed in a doctoral program in ecology, evolution and conservation biology
The admissions committee considers all aspects of each student's application, and we aim to be inclusive and flexible for admissions decisions for students with a variety of backgrounds.
How to apply
The Graduate School admission page walks you through the application step by step. Submit your application via the Graduate School. On the application, you will be required to identify potential advisor(s), and indicate whether you have contacted them.
Contact the Graduate Program Advisor