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Faculty and graduate students in the Graduate Program in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior (EEB) work on a broad range of research subjects ranging from molecular evolution to ecosystem organization.  Approaches to this research include fieldwork, laboratory experimentation, genomic analyses and mathematical modeling.  We enjoy state-of-the-art research facilities at The University of Texas at  Austin, as well as rich cultural life and exciting recreation opportunities in Austin.

students-on-lawnIf you are considering applying, please take the time to become familiar with the faculty and facilities described on our web site. Successful applicants generally contact one or more faculty members when they apply. This helps us in the admissions process, as well as help the applicants complete the faculty interest part on the EEB application. 

Prospective students should feel free to contact any of our graduate students for input about the program in general, or a specific lab in particular. In addition, two graduate students have volunteered to also field questions that specifically address questions from international prospective's to Damla Cinoglu dcinoglu@utexas.edu and from first generation prospective's to Sarah Ortiz sarahortiz147@utexas.edu

Although our admissions process relies on direct conversation between the applicant and the faculty and results in admission to a specific lab, it is totally acceptable (and, in fact, very common) for students to switch labs after joining the program. It is also possible to be co-advised by two faculty.

Many applicants also visit us during the winter or spring in order to meet faculty and students, and to see the University and the City of Austin.  Please contact us if you are thinking of a visit so that we can help you make the most of it. We are pleased that you are interested in our program.