Applicants need to identify an area of research interest and a potential advisor at the time of application; they should feel free to contact members of the faculty to discuss possible research projects before submission of the application. A research project is a central part of the PhD degree.
All applicants will be automatically considered for teaching or research assistantships. Many students are supported by research grants to individual faculty members; interested students should contact faculty members directly for further information on grant-supported assistantships.
By choosing a faculty advisor, graduate applicants can associate themselves with any of a number of research specializations, including:
- Animal behavior and behavioral ecology
- Applied biology
- Developmental and cell biology
- Ecology and environmental biology
- Entomology Fisheries biology
- Freshwater biology
- Genetics and molecular biology
- Plant pathology
- Physiology and physiological ecology
- Science Education
- Systematics and evolution