The department’s programs deal with a broad diversity of organisms, including bacteria, vascular and nonvascular plants, vertebrate and invertebrate animals, fungi, and protists. Concentrated fields of study include behavior, ecology, genetics, morphology and systematics. Research programs have relevance for global change, conservation biology and revealing fundamental mechanisms underlying the structural and functional adaptations of organisms.

Degrees Offered


GRE Information

GRE General Test is NOT required. GRE scores will not be used in consideration of applications for this program.

Financial Support

The EBIO department only admits those students to whom it can offer support through teaching assistantships, research assistantships and fellowships, unless the student is enrolled in the MA 2, nonthesis program (in which case, no support is guaranteed).

Program Information

Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Website


Phone: 303-492-7654