Graduate Program

Our successful graduate students have found employment in academia, in state and federal wildlife preservation divisions, and in for-profit organizations across the country.

The Evolution, Ecology, & Organismal Biology Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) welcomes applications for admission to the M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs in Evolution, Ecology, & Organismal Biology.

jason macrander and ben titus collecting in FLProgram Application Deadline:   December 1, 2016

The EEOB application materials are due December 1st for programs to begin the following Autumn.  By the time of admission, applicants must have earned a B.Sc. or B.A. from an accredited institution with a major in one of the life sciences. Course work in calculus, organic chemistry or biochemistry is required: Statistics and physics are strongly recommended.

All applicants must have contacted and begun to develop a research relationship with a potential academic faculty advisor admittance will be granted to the Evolution, Ecology & Organismal Biology Graduate Program. 


We accept and encourage all potential students to direct any questions regarding our program, including funding, application, institution, etc. to our Graduate Program Coordinator, Corey Ross.

You may be eligible for the Committee on Institutional Cooperation's (CIC) FreeApp, which could save you $40 of the application fee.

To be eligible for a FreeApp Waiver, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a member of a population underrepresented in graduate education
  • Apply for admission to a MFA or PhD program
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Complete a bachelor’s degree by the August preceding enrollment in the graduate program
  • Must intend to pursue an academic and/or research career

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