graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D.) – Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of
Connecticut (UConn) invites applications from prospective graduate students
(M.S. and Ph.D.) to begin in Fall 2017. Research in the department includes
a wide range of topics in ecology, evolutionary biology, systematics,
computational biology, global change biology and conservation biology in a
highly collaborative environment at a leading public research university.
Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to and potential for
academic work in ecology and evolutionary biology. Applications from
individuals of groups historically underrepresented in STEM fields are
particularly encouraged with scholarships available from the university to
promote a diverse and inclusive academic community.

Expected Qualifications and Application Process

A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in any facet of biology is expected
although students with unusual backgrounds are also encouraged to apply if
they can demonstrate aptitude and commitment to ecology or evolutionary
biology. Because acceptance to the program depends on a good match between
the interests of faculty members and students, applicants should
communicate about project ideas with potential advisers (see before initiating the on-line application.
Applicants are also encouraged to visit UConn to meet faculty members and
current graduate students.

We will start reviewing applications on December 15th 2016. The on-line
application process requires submission of the formal graduate school
application, transcripts, GRE scores (general test required, biology GRE
recommended), three letters of reference, a personal essay, and, for
non-native speakers of English, TOEFL or IELTS scores.


Financial support is available through research assistantships, teaching
assistantships and university fellowships. Applicants are also encouraged
to seek external funding. The UConn Graduate School has funding
opportunities for outstanding applicants and groups that are historically
under-represented in science (e.g. the NextGenCT Scholarships,
Giolas-Harriott and Crandall Cordero Fellowships and Outstanding Scholars


For general inquiries about the application procedure, please contact the
admissions coordinator, Anne St-Onge ( For more
specific questions about research directions, please contact potential
advisers directly using the contact information on their webpages (

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