The graduate program in Ecology & Evolution welcomes applications from students interested in the ecological and evolutionary processes that underlie patterns of life on earth. Applications are processed through the Division’s Office of Graduate Affairs. E&E students conduct research at all levels of biological organization, from gene regulation to entire ecosystems, working in laboratories or in the field on a variety of organisms and ecological communities.
If you are considering applying to the Ph.D. program in Ecology & Evolution, here are some suggestions to prepare and strengthen your application:
- Review E&E program requirements and BSD admissions information
- Browse the list of our faculty, and identify the laboratories most aligned with your research interests
- Reach out to current students working in those labs, to learn about ongoing projects and training opportunities, and to get a feel for each lab's methods and climate
- Reach out and contact these professors, asking whether they are planning on taking students, and to explore research opportunities in their labs
- Contact current and previous lab members, to gather useful information on life in that laboratory, the career outcomes of alumni, and expectations for graduate students
- Consider applying for independent fellowships. For example, many of our applicants apply to the NSF GRFP, which provides three years of financial support
- If you have questions about the program, please contact us!
Following are a few links that you might find interesting:
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UChicago Biological Sciences Division - Facts & History
Seminar rooms honoring Frank R. Lillie and Ernest E. Just
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