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Ecology Center opening fall social
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Ecology is an increasingly interdisciplinary field 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 graduate degree at Utah State offers a broadly interdisciplinary environment, with affiliated faculty from 11 departments in 5 colleges and fellow students with a great variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary interests. The Ecology degree programs include a common but flexible core of seminars and courses, in addition to specific departmental degree requirements. The ‘For Students’ section of our website describes the core Ecology degree program, as well as some of the support that is available for students.
Applicants to the Ecology graduate degree programs are evaluated based on their transcripts, scores on the Graduate Record Exam, and letters of recommendation. Acceptance also usually depends on whether a faculty member has an opening in his or her research program. If you are interested in the Ecology degree program 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
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/).