Evolutionary Biology M.S. (Ithaca)
Field of Study
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.
*The field does not usually admit students for a terminal M.S. degree.
Contact InformationWebsite: http://www.eeb.cornell.edu/field/EEB.html
Phone: 607 254-4230
E235 Corson Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Concentrations by Subject
- ecological genetics
- population biology
Application Requirements and Deadlines
Fall, Dec. 1; no spring admission
- all Graduate School Requirements, including the TOEFL Exam or IELTS Academic Exam for non-native English applicants
- three recommendations
- GRE general test
- GRE subject test in biology (optional)
A candidate for a research Masters degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is expected to demonstrate a general knowledge in chosen discipline (Ecology, Evolutionary or Organismal Biology, or some combination), deeper knowledge in the chosen sub-discipline (e.g., Ecosystem Biology, Community & Population Ecology, Evolutionary Genetics, Macroevolution, Systematics, Molecular Evolution, or some combination), and make a strong, publishable contribution to the subdiscipline in a timely fashion.
Demonstrate a general knowledge in the discipline of Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Organismal Biology, or some combination
Make a strong, publishable contribution to the sub-discipline
- Produce new knowledge and write up contribution
Demonstrate strong research skills
Be knowledgeable of historical development and able to articulate and discuss concepts and evidence in sub-discipline
Be knowledgeable of organisms and ecological or evolutionary systems pertinent to research
Develop knowledge of observational, experimental and analytical methods
Adhere to ethical standards of scientific research
Demonstrate ability to communicate research findings, through oral presentation and written publications