Graduate degrees

 

Ph.D. in 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 (including a graduate assistantship, tuition waiver, partial fee waiver and option to purchase highly subsidized health insurance) 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.

Application deadline: December 15, for admission for the following fall semester. Applications are generally considered only once a year; late applications may be considered on a space-available basis, but applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by the deadline. The department does not normally consider applications for entry in the spring semester.  More information about how to apply is available here.

M.S. in 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, and local, state or federal governmental positions associated with biology or environmental concerns, or have taken biology teaching positions. Full financial support (including a graduate assistantship, tuition waiver, partial fee waiver and option to purchase highly subsidized health insurance) is generally provided for two years.

Application deadline: December 15, for admission for the following fall semester. Applications are generally considered only once a year; late applications may be considered on a space-available basis, but applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by the deadline. The department does not normally consider applications for entry in the spring semester.  More information about how to apply is available here.

M.S. in Biodiversity and Conservation Biology (part of a Joint B.S./M.S. degree)

The M.S. portion of the Joint B.S./M.S. Degree is a coursework-based (Plan B) degree, incorporating internship and research experiences. This degree is designed for students wishing to pursue careers in biodiversity management, conservation, and environmental education; graduates find work in a wide variety of vocational settings. Financial support in the form of tuition waivers and graduate assistantships is generally NOT offered to students in this program.

The application deadline for this program is January 10, for admission the following fall. Applications are generally considered only once a year and the department does not normally consider applications for entry in the spring semester. More information about the program and how to apply is available here.