Program Admissions

Graduate Program

image courtesy of Drew SpachtThe 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. All applicants must have an academic faculty advisor before they will be admitted to the Evolution, Ecology, & Organismal Biology Graduate Program. We suggest you begin making contact with faculty with whom you may have research interest in early Autumn and please contact them several times in order to develop a rapport

Applications for admission are due December 1, 2017 for beginning programs of Autumn 2018.  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, physics and statistics are also strongly recommended.

The letters of recommendation, personal statement, and correspondence with any Evolution, Ecology, & Organismal Biology Graduate Faculty member should be uploaded directly to your electronic application.

If you have any questions, please contact Corey Ash at, speak to:

Information regarding a variety of programs providing application fee waivers can be found here:

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Admission Credentials

In addition to the Graduate School requirements, the EEOB Graduate Program requires:
•40 quarter (32 semester) hours of biology
•10 quarter (8 semester) hours of mathematics including calculus
•15 quarter (12 semester) hours of chemistry including organic or biochemistry

And the EEOB graduate faculty members strongly recommend the following additional coursework:
•10 quarter (8 semester) hours of physics
•10 quarter (8 semester) hours of statistics

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores from the general aptitude (verbal, quantitative, and written) tests are required of all program applicants.  TOEFL scores are required of all International Student Applicants.  Additional language assessment may be conducted by the university once admitted to The Ohio State University.  Scores should be addressed to The Ohio State University using the code 1592.

Required Documents

An online application form. Paper applications are no longer available. PLEASE NOTE: THIS REQUIRES AN ONLINE PAYMENT OF AN APPLICATION FEE. If you absolutely cannot use the electronic application, please contact Graduate Admissions:

•International Students:

•Domestic Students:

1.A complete set of official transcripts. (Transcripts printed from a student account or stamped "Issued to Student" will not be accepted by the Office of Admissions; translations as necessary. For more detailed information on submission of official transcripts to The Ohio State University: Official Transcripts July 2016, Revised.)
2.Scores from a recent Graduate Records Examination (GRE).
3.Three (3) letters of recommendation.
4.Statement of Purpose and Research Interests.
5.A Curriculum Vitae or Resume of no more than 2 pages is required of all applicants who wish to be considered for a Graduate School fellowship (both University and Enrichment). The CV/resume is required in addition to the statement of intent.

Additional Requirement of Admission

All applicants must have an academic faculty advisor before they will be admitted to the Evolution, Ecology, & Organismal Biology Graduate Program (Explained further under Frequently Asked Questions).

Frequently Asked Questions


Recruiting Faculty 2018:

Potential Advisorsemail addressActively recruiting more than 1Actively recruiting 1 studentMay have 1 spotOnly reviewing exceptional candidates
Adams, Rachelleadams.1970X   
Augustine, Jacquelineaugustine.63   X
Bauer, Jamesbauer.362XX  
Bennett, Alisonbennett.1242 X  
Calede, Jonathancalede.1 X  
Carstens, Bryancarstens.123   
Carter, Geraldggc.bats@gmail.com2-3   
Chavez, Andreaschavez.102X   
Gershman, Susangershman.62   
Goodell, Karengoodell.18   X
Hamilton, Ianhamilton.5982   
Hood, Jameshood.2112   
Hovick, Stevenhovick.2 1 PhD1 MS 
Klompen, Hansklompen.1   X
Lanno, Romanlanno.1   X
Ludsin, Stuartludsin.1   X
Marschall, Elizabethmarschall.2XX  
Munoz-Garcia, Agustimunoz-garcia.1 1 PhD  
Roberts, Andrewroberts.762 X  
Sabree, Zakeesabree.8X   
Wolfe, Andreawolfe.205XX  
Not currently recruiting:     
Curtis, Petercurtis.7    
Daly, Marymegandaly.66    
Freudenstein, Johnfreudenstein.1    
Gibbs, E. Lislegibbs.128    
Hetherington, Thomashetherington.1    
Hunter, Johnhunter.360    
Johnson, Normanjohnson.2    
Kubatko, Laurakubatko.2    
Landry, Carol landry.26    
Miriti, Mariamiriti.1    
Norris, Ryannorris.667    
Reagon, Michaelreagon.1    
Rissing, Stevenrissing.2    
Snow, Allisonsnow.1