M.Sc. student assistantships at Eastern Washington University

Subject: M.Sc. student assistantships open for Fall 2018 in Department of Biology at Eastern Washington University

The Department of Biology at Eastern Washington University is recruiting graduate students interested in pursuing a 2-year thesis-based Master of Science (MSc) degree. Applicants must hold a 4-year baccalaureate degree in Biology or related field from an accredited college or university.
Applications for starting in Fall 2018 are currently being accepted, with a final deadline of April 1st, 2018. However, incoming graduate student are eligible to apply for Graduate Student Assistantship (GSA), which are part-time positions as Teaching Assistants (TAs), providing a tuition waiver and a modest stipend. The deadline for applications for the GSA positions is February 20, 2018. You can learn more about our long-standing and successful MSc program at the following link:


as well as explore the range of topics and success of the alumni of our program here (be patient as it loads):


Interested students should review the range of expertise and research interests of our faculty, which you can see here:


In particular, the following faculty are planning to recruit new students in the below general topics:

Krisztian Magori, Ph.D. (kmagori@ewu.edu)     Disease ecology of
mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases in WA State

Camille McNeely, Ph.D. (fmcneely@ewu.edu)      Stream ecology,
particularly projects focused on invertebrates, food webs, or nutrient dynamics

Jenifer Walke, Ph.D. (jwalke@ewu.edu)          Microbial ecology of the
honey bee gut microbiome and amphibian skin microbiome

Ross Black, Ph.D. (rblack@ewu.edu)             Ecology and evolution of
aquatic  organism

Students considering applying to our program are encouraged to identify potential advisors they would be interested in working with for their thesis research prior to submitting their application, and contact them via email. Conditional upon finding an appropriate major advisor, students can apply to the program here:


Application materials include official transcripts, GRE scores, and two recommendation forms. Importantly, letters of recommendations have to be submitted by their professional references before the February 20 deadline to be eligible for the GSA positions.

The Department of Biology is located in the Science Building on the campus of Eastern Washington University, a regional comprehensive university located in Cheney, WA, approximately 30 minutes from Spokane, the second largest city of Washington. The Department has a strong connection with Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, a federal wildlife refuge located approximately 20 minutes south from campus, including a dedicated field laboratory.