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Ecology,Evolution, and Behavior



The new interdisciplinary program takes a modern approach to educate and train the next generation of Ph.D. scientists who will use theories from biological, social, and physical sciences to solve basic and applied problems in a changing world.

Science Building
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725-1510

Program Coordinator:
Dr. Julie Heath
(208) 426-3208



The College of Arts and  Sciences at Boise State offers a Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior. This doctoral program emphasizes a foundation in basic ecological and evolutionary theory to solve interdisciplinary problems with the goal of pushing basic science forward and providing clear, actionable recommendations on pressing issues.

Degree Programs

Doctor of Philosophy in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, Ph.D.

Doctor of Philosophy in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Emphasis in Global Change Biology, Ph.D.

Application Deadlines

Fall Application: January 20


Teaching assistantships that include a stipend, a tuition and fee waiver, and student health insurance may be available to Ph.D. students on a competitive basis. Additional support for doctoral research projects may be available from faculty members in the form of research assistantships. Other forms of financial aid are also available to graduate students. Prospective students should contact the Financial Aid Office or consult the Boise State University Graduate Catalog.

Admission Requirements

  1. Apply to the Graduate College and satisfy the minimum admissions requirements of the Graduate College. International applicants must satisfy the international admissions requirements.
  2. A baccalaureate degree  from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher learning or from a non-U.S. institution of higher education that is judged equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree by the International Admissions Office. Applicants should have an undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.00 on a 4-point system.
  3. A cover letter discussing your professional goals, research interests, and reasons for wishing to study at Boise State University.
  4. CV or Resume
  5. Official GRE scores.
  6. Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references.