General Information

Program/Degree
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (PHD) 
Program Description

The graduate program provides research training in ecology and evolutionary biology with areas of strength in biological diversity, evolutionary history and mechanisms, community structure, ecological interactions, behavior, development and mathematical biology.

 
Department/Academic Unit(s)

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology -

 
College
College of Science  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Contacts
Admissions Contact
Pennie M Rabago
520-621-9328
Graduate Program Coordinator
Pennie M Rabago
520-621-9328
Director of Graduate Studies
Jeremiah D Hackett
520-621-7514
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Christina M Inocencio
520-621-3484
 
Tuition and Fees
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Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

Statement of purpose
Curriculum vitae
Transcripts
Three Letters of Recommendation

 
Standardized Tests

Required test(s): GRE
Required GRE Subject tests: Biology if major is not in biological sciences

EEB does not have a minimum requirement for GRE scores.  Scores are taken into consideration with the rest of the application package.
 
 

Required English Proficiency Tests for International Students

Minimum TOEFL: 79 (internet based) or 550 (paper based)
Minimum IELTS: Composite of 7 (no subject lower than 6)

 
Financial Aid

Teaching and Research Assistantships
Graduate College Fellowship
UA and CONACyT Fellowship for Mexican Doctoral Students (https://grad.arizona.edu/funding/opportunities/ua-and-conacyt-fellowship-mexican-doctoral-students)
Please also see Graduate College website on Financial Resources (http://grad.arizona.edu/financial-resources)

 
Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall: December 1

International Applicants:

  • Fall: December 1
 
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832
NRC Taxon(a) for this program: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements

Minimum credits: 36
Core coursework: Total credits required: 36 plus dissertation

First semester: Two internships (ECOL610A & ECOL610B) plus ECOL610C- (Internship Presentation and Planning), ECOL 600B- Fundamentals of Ecology

Second semester: A third internship (ECOL610A) and a second term of ECOL 610C, ECOL 600A- Fundamentals of Evolution

Four semesters of ECOL596B-Population Biology (departmental seminar)
Language requirements: No foreign language requirement.
Other requirements: Two semesters serving as a graduate teaching assistant

At least once each year beginning in the second year, students must present a seminar in a general forum, usually in the departmental noon seminar (ECOL596B).

At least once each year beginning in the second year, students must meet with his/her Temporary or Dissertation Committee.

 
Minor Requirements

A minor in EEB requires 9 units of ECOL home courses.  Cross-listed courses and transfer credits will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

 
Student Handbook
http://eeb.arizona.edu/grad_forms  

Program StatisticsInformation about these numbers

Program-level Information
Application Acceptance Rate 5%
Med. Time-to-degree (years) 6.5
 
Department-level Information
Enrollment Percent Male 53%
Enrollment Percent Female 47%
Enrollment Percent International 15%
Enrollment Percent URM 7%

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Last revised 24 Aug 2015