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Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

The graduate program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) is intended for highly qualified students who plan to pursue a career that includes research or teaching in ecology and/or evolutionary biology. EEB is committed to an inclusive community that benefits from the diverse backgrounds, experiences and motivations of all our members.  We tailor our training programs to meet each student's needs and interests while providing a strong background in ecology, evolutionary biology and related disciplines. All students are expected to attain proficiency in ecological and evolutionary theory, quantitative research methods, statistical analysis, writing, and oral presentation. Depending on the student's interests, they may also be expected to demonstrate proficiency in other areas such as functional morphology or genetics and genomics. This proficiency may be attained through coursework, seminars, independent reading, and laboratory and field programs.   The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology program offers a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree as well as a 5th year Master of Science (Sc.M.) degree for students who would like to continue the research they started as an undergraduate at Brown.  The Master of Science degree is also available for participants in Brown's Open Graduate Education Program.


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