Prospective students applying to the graduate program in Biological Science who intend to study under faculty in the Ecology and Evolution area will only be offered admission with the sponsorship of a faculty member.
Students are strongly encouraged to contact and communicate with prospective faculty prior to applying to the program. While prospective students do NOT need a faculty sponsor prior to applying, each prospective student MUST have a faculty sponsor who is willing to serve as their formal mentor in order to be admitted. Early communication with potential faculty sponsors achieves multiple objectives. Prospective students can 1) verify that faculty members are interested in accepting students, 2) identify faculty that are a good match and can support the prospective student’s aspirations, and 3) maximize the probability that their application packet will be strongly considered by faculty of interest who are willing to sponsor a student.
See the E&E faculty webpage for a list of faculty, their research interests, and if they are willing to accept students.
The application process:
Once prospective students apply, there is a wholistic review and interview process leading to admissions decisions. Students will need both a faculty sponsor and approval of the E&E area faculty in order to gain an offer of admission to the program. For details, see application review, interviews, and admissions.