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Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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Requirements and Funding


Common milkweed, Asclepias syriaca, growing in Ithaca


Biology of Fishes class collecting at Oneida Lake


Hylodes phyllodes, a stream-breeding frog from Atlantic Coastal Forest of Brazil


Pisaster ochraceus in the intertidal


An Acacia tree backlit by the African sunset

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Requirements and Funding

jelliesWe guarantee our incoming Ph.D. students five years of support, including four years of summer support.

Our program has a few standard requirements and milestones on the path to the awarding of the Ph.D. For information on these policies and for information on how our students are funded, teaching opportunities, and related matters, click on the headings at left.

This page describes the nuts-and-bolts of the EEB graduate program, covering most of the topics that prospective students might be curious about, from funding to program requirements.