Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Designed to foster close working relationships between students and faculty, graduate study in Rice University’s Ecology and Evolutionary Biology graduate program is tailored to the individual student. Research is strongly emphasized, but programs include both formal class work and laboratory study.

For more information, please visit the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology website and download the graduate program handbook.

Areas of Research

  • gene and genome evolution
  • speciation
  • life-history evolution
  • animal behavior
  • population and community ecology
  • conservation biology
  • climate change

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science (non-thesis)
Master of Arts (thesis)
Doctor of Philosophy

Incoming students who request financial support and do not hold external fellowships will be awarded a nine-month Rice University Graduate Fellowship for their first year of study. Support beyond the first year is extended to all students who remain in good standing in the program

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Contact Information

Tom Miller, Director of EEB Graduate Studies
105A Anderson Biology Lab
Phone: 713-348-4230
Fax: 713-348-4790