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Evolutionary Biology, Ph.D. (Ithaca)

Program Description

The program is intended to provide students with broad exposure to concepts and research approaches within ecology and evolution (primarily through seminars and formal course work), as well as in-depth study in one or more subdisciplines (normally guided by the student's Special Committee). The specific course of study is tailored to the needs of the individual student. Excellent laboratory and nearby field facilities are available, as are numerous collections and libraries. All students are required to obtain teaching experience by serving as teaching assistants for at least two semesters.

Inquiries from prospective graduate students are welcomed and should be addressed to the graduate field office or to any member of the faculty.

Contact Information

Website: http://www.eeb.cornell.edu/field/EEB.html
Email: pj17@cornell.edu
Phone: 607 254-4230

E235 Corson Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Concentrations by Subject

  • ecological genetics
  • paleobiology
  • population biology
  • systematics

Tuition

2015-2016 $20,800

Application Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadlines:

Fall, Dec. 1; no spring admission

Requirements Summary:

  • all Graduate School Requirements, including the TOEFL Exam for Non-Native English Applicants
  • three recommendations
  • GRE general test
  • GRE subject test in biology (optional)

Assessment

Doctoral Proficiencies:

A candidate for a doctoral degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is expected to demonstrate a broad based knowledge in chosen discipline (Ecology, Evolutionary or Organismal Biology, or some combination), mastery of knowledge in the chosen sub-discipline (e.g., Ecosystem Biology, Community & Population Ecology, Evolutionary Genetics, Macroevolution, Systematics, Molecular Evolution, or some combination) and create new knowledge, making an original and substantial contribution to the sub-discipline in a timely fashion.

Learn more about the graduate field of ecology and evolutionary biology learning assessment plan for PhDs.