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.
Statement of purpose
Three Letters of Recommendation
Any additional information that will strengthen the application
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)
For funding as a Teaching Assistant:
Minimum TOEFL speaking score: 24
Minimum total IELTS score: 7.5 or above with no score lower than 7 on any section of the test
GREs are not required.
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)
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Minimum credits: 45 (36 for major in EEB and 9 for minor)
Core coursework: Total credits required: 45 plus 18 dissertation units
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.
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.
|Application Acceptance Rate||16%|
|Med. Time-to-degree (years)||5.75|
|Enrollment Percent Male||47%|
|Enrollment Percent Female||53%|
|Enrollment Percent International||20%|
|Enrollment Percent URM||7%|