Graduate position: TulaneU.EvolutionaryBiology

Plus One’ MS opportunities in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at
Tulane University.

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in the School of
Science and Engineering at Tulane University encourages applications to
our ‘Plus One’ MS program, a one-year, non-thesis MS program.

The Plus One degree program is designed for students who are interested
in seeking employment with environmental agencies of federal, state,
and municipal government; non-governmental organizations; and in
private industry, including environmental consulting firms. The program
also will be useful for students planning to enter more advanced
professional degree programs (e.g., law, public health, medicine,
veterinary medicine, natural resources management) and for students
intent on pursuing additional academic training (e.g., Ph.D. degree
programs). Finally, the program is useful for students seeking to
strengthen teaching skills and pedagogy for a future career in

Students elect to pursue one of three tracks in the program:

(1)        Research, in which students work closely with a tenured or
tenure-track faculty mentor, with the goal of strengthening research
capacity and potentially producing a peer-reviewed publication; these
students typically use this track as a stepping stone to a Ph.D.
program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology or a related field.

(2)        Pedagogy, in which students work closely with one or more
teaching faculty mentors, with the goal of strengthening teaching
experience and skills, including the option to serve as an Teaching
Fellow in EBIO 1010, Diversity of Life; these students typically go on
to teach at the high school or elementary school level or otherwise
engage in educational activities.

(3)        Knowledge base, in which students work with the Graduate
Studies coordinator or other faculty member to identify courses
required to bolster transcripts and knowledge base; these students
typically go on to apply to professional degree programs such as law,
medical, or veterinary schools or join the workforce.

We have established a strong track record of assisting Plus One
students to meet their professional and educational goals. Recent
graduates from the program are currently in highly regarded PhD
programs, law schools, medical schools and vet schools; teaching in
high schools; and working in industry and governmental and
non-governmental agencies.

Our department houses a strong team of outstanding researchers and
educators, with established strengths in coastal and tropical systems.
We are committed to promoting diversity in STEM, and particularly
welcome applications from members of groups that are traditionally
under-represented in the field of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology.

Visit our departmental webpage at:

To view specific faculty and research interests, see:

To find out more about the Plus One program, see:

For any inquiries or more information, please contact Graduate Studies
Coordinator Dr. Jordan Karubian at

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