University of California, Irvine

School of Biological Sciences

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology - PhD


UC Irvine Graduate Division

University of California

Irvine, CA 92697

United States


(949) 824-5544


(949) 824-7993

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology - PhD

Format: Campus

Program Description:

UC Irvine's  Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology offers the PhD in Biological Sciences in the areas of ecology, evolutionary biology, and organismal biology and comparative physiology, and encourages interdisciplinary research in these areas. Research may be conducted at the molecular, biochemical, organismal, population, or community levels; primary attention is focused on ecological and evolutionary mechanisms, rather than on individual taxa or habitats.

  • Global Change Ecology
  • Evolutionary Genetics
  • Ecology & Evolutionary Ecology
  • Comparitive and Evolutionary Physiology




Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

International Student Requirements:

Applicants of recognized academic institutions outside the United States should have completed degree programs representing a minimum of 16 years of schooling with at least 12 years at the primary and secondary levels. International applicants whose primary language is not English are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS test scores along with their application. Foreign applicants wishing to be considered for a first-year teaching assistant appointment must also submit results for one of the approved English proficiency exams (TSE, TOEFL iBT, or IELTS).

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Tuition assistance is available through student loans

Locale: Midsize City

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