International Application Letter

International 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 submit your completed application by December 1, 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.

International applicants must submit scores from the TOEFL English proficiency test. The minimum TOEFL score is 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (Internet-based test).

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