Domestic Application Letter

U.S. Domestic Applications for Fall 2015 Admissions


Thank you for your interest in our graduate program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EBIO). If you would like to apply for Fall 2015, please complete the application by December 31, 2014.

Most of the students accepted into our graduate program (MA I and Ph.D) are employed as part-time teaching assistants and research assistants. The compensation for these positions includes stipends that range from about $17,400 to about $22,000 and a full waiver of the student's tuition. Additional information regarding financial aid may be obtained by contacting the Office of Financial Aid.

Scores for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are an important part of the application. We require only the general test. Applicants should please take the GRE by the end of November so that the official scores will arrive by the application deadline. Official scores received after the deadline will be accepted, but will delay the review process of the application. Applicants who score in the 70th percentile and above on each section of the GRE and whose grade point average is 3.0 (on a 4 point scale) and above are encouraged to apply. This year, we received approximately 150 applications to our graduate program, and we were able to accept only about 10 students.

Our admission policy depends heavily upon faculty advocacy -- admission depends upon a faculty member requesting that an applicant be admitted to our graduate program. For this reason, applicants must contact faculty members (see faculty listing) with whom they would like to work and, if possible, to visit here and to interview with those faculty members. We recommend that you schedule your visit sometime during the academic year before February 15th.

Thank you for your interest in our graduate program. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our graduate coordinator, Jill Skarstad.


David W. Stock
Associate Professor and
Associate Chair for Graduate Studies