25 Apr 2014

The Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology Department and iUTAH present Dr. Joanna Ganning speaking on...

Prospective Students

Ecology is increasingly interdisciplinary, and ecologists come from diverse training backgrounds. Ecologists benefit from some understanding of a variety of fields including biology, geology and soils, climate and weather, social sciences such as sociology, anthropology, and economics, mathematics and statistics, natural resource sciences, chemistry and biogeochemistry, and applied problem-solving disciplines such as engineering, design, and planning. The Ecology program at Utah State includes affiliated faculty from 11 departments in 5 colleges and fellow students with many different interests. The Ecology curriculum includes a common but flexible core of seminars and courses, along with specific departmental degree requirements. The ‘For Students’ section of our website describes the core Ecology  program, as well as support that is available for students.

Applicants to the Ecology degree programs are evaluated based on their transcripts, scores on the Graduate Record Exam, and letters of recommendation. Acceptance also usually depends on acceptance by a faculty who will serve as advisor for the degree program. If you are interested in studying Ecology  at Utah State, you should contact the Faculty Associate(s) whose areas of research align with your professional interests. Research interests and departments of the Ecology Center faculty are shown in the ‘EC People’ section of our website. Inquiries sent to the Ecology Center will be routed to appropriate department(s), department head(s), or directly to faculty member(s).

Formal application should be made to:

The School of Graduate Studies
Utah State University
0900 Old Main Hill
Logan, Utah 84322-0900
(Phone: 435-797-1189, Fax: 435-797-1192)

The department of interest should be specified. Departments offering Ecology degrees are:


Environment and Society

Plants, Soils, and Climate

Watershed Sciences

Wildland Resources

Utah State offers a variety of competitive graduate scholarship and fellowship opportunities that may be of interest to you (e.g., http://www.usu.edu/graduateschool/finances/fellowships.cfm, see also Departmental and College webpages). Also, the National Science Foundation offers Graduate Fellowships through a competitive process (http://www.nsfgrfp.org/).