Meet Our Grad Students

Who we are

The EBIO graduate program provides advanced training in a wide variety of biological disciplines ranging from Biogeochemistry to Community Ecology to Evolutionary Genetics. The goal of the EBIO graduate program is to produce scientists, educators, and citizens who are equipped with skills to build careers that advance knowledge about life on Earth. Graduates of the EBIO program are well-positioned to pursue a range of careers that include academia, science education, wildlife biology, conservation biology, resource management, environmental consulting, and environmental law.

Our disciplinary strengths include behavior, biology education research, ecology, evolutionary biology, genetics, and systematics. Our research programs have relevance for global change, conservation biology, and the fundamental mechanisms underlying the structural and functional adaptations of organisms.

Please contact for additional information about our graduate programs.

What we value

The EBIO Department at CU Boulder is committed to supporting a diverse graduate student population by engaging in equitable practices, actively building an inclusive community, and providing experiences that help establish a sense of belonging. Diversity presents itself in many different forms including socioeconomic status, race or ethnicity, religion, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, nationality or place of origin, disability, unique work or life experience. Our department is committed to cultivating an environment that values, supports, and includes diverse backgrounds, approaches, and perspectives, which are essential for true academic excellence.

To attract and support a diverse graduate student population, we endeavor to use equitable recruiting, thoughtful and respectful mentoring, and to foster a feeling among our graduate student population of community and belonging where everyone is inspired to work together towards collaboration and achievement.

Learn more about our department's commitment to diversity here.

Is EBIO right for me?

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is strongly committed to creating a graduate program that feels inclusive, collaborative, and supportive for people from all backgrounds and identities. Our graduate students, faculty, and staff want to help each new student find a support network that feels right for her/him/them. Click here to explore profiles of current students.

How to join us

We are always looking to recruit new graduate students to join our program! Because a student’s eventual acceptance depends very heavily upon the recommendation of a potential faculty advisor, you should contact at least one potential advisor prior to submitting your application. Your own research interests should have some overlap with those of your potential advisor. So, take a look at the professors in our department, have some fun exploring the variety of research happening here, and then get in touch!

Ready to apply?

If you are ready to apply, head to our "Admissions" page for all the details.