For Prospective Graduate Students
Graduate Programs sponsored by EEB
M.S. in fields of ecology and evolutionary biology
A research-based master’s degree completed in association with a faculty sponsor from the EEB department. Many students completing this degree choose to continue in the Ph.D. program at UConn or at another institution. Other students have gone on to work with nature centers, local, state or federal governmental positions associated with biology or environmental concerns, or have taken biology teaching positions. Full financial support is generally provided for two years.
Ph.D. in fields of ecology and evolutionary biology
A Ph.D. completed in association with a faculty sponsor from the EEB department. Students with a bachelor’s degree and strong preparation may be admitted directly to the Ph.D. program. Full financial support is generally provided for five years. Students in this degree program conduct research throughout the world, and have gone on to careers in academia, museums, and the conservation community.
M.S. in Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
This degree was initiated in 2002 as part of an integrated 5-year B.S./M.S. program in biodiversity and conservation biology, and is aimed at students wishing to pursue careers in biodiversity management, conservation, and environmental education. Students with exceptional preparation from other schools may be considered for admission to the M.S. component of this degree, which involves graduate coursework in ecology, evolution, systematics, related coursework in environmental policy and economics, and research and internship experiences. Most outside students will require two years to complete the M.S. portion of the degree. Financial support in the form of tuition waivers and graduate assistantships is NOT offered to students in this program.
Graduate Student Resources
- Graduate Student Handbook (written by and for EEB grads)
- EEB Graduate Student Association (GSA)
- Graduate Student Research Symposium
- Degree Checklists (what to do and when to do it)
The admissions coordinator, Ms. Anne St. Onge, can provide additional information on the program and departmental application procedure