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Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
University rank #45 (BCR) Columbus, OH, United States
The Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology (EEOB) offers a PhD program that leads to mastery of the fundamental principles in the student’s area of interest in the general realm of evolution, ecology and organismal biology. 
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Overview

The program is planned by the student and a member of the EEOB graduate faculty who acts as her/his research advisor so as to meet the student's individual needs and interests. The student and research advisor select an advisory committee that is also involved in suggesting courses and planning the graduate program of the student.

Graduate students have found employment in academia, in state and federal wildlife preservation divisions, and in for-profit organizations across the country. 

We provide PhD and MS students with the skills needed to conduct original research and qualify for rewarding careers in our discipline.  EEOB encompasses the study of animals, plants, and microbes in their relationships among themselves and their environments, and in their common ancestry.  We ask questions about how nature works, from individual genes to entire ecosystems and at time scales of minutes to millennia.  Our successful graduate students have found employment in academia, in state and federal agencies, and in ecological/life science organizations and businesses across the country.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ohio Plants
  • Ohio Birds
  • Dynamics of Dinosaurs
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Evolution
  • Organismal Diversity
  • Ecology
  • Behavioral Ecology
  • Cell & Dev. Biology
  • Micro Anatomy
  • Ecology & Evolution of Vertebrates
  • Conservation Biology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Submit documentation that demonstrates fulfillment of the following:

  • A baccalaureate or professional degree (or equivalent foreign credential)
  • A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Prerequisite training that will enable you to pursue your program
  • Standardized test score (GRE or GMAT)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38181 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38181 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    34929 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34929 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • In-State

    12425 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12425 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Columbus

  • 940 - 1520 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Graduate and professional students at Ohio State have a variety of funding options available to them, including associateships and other employment, fellowships, loans and scholarships.

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