Graduate assistantships that include a stipend, a tuition and fee waiver, and student health insurance may be available from the EEB program on a competitive basis. Alternatively, students may be supported via Research Assistantships from grants awarded to faculty members. Student support will be awarded on an annual basis with the opportunity to renew.
Other forms of financial aid, such as loans or the Federal Work-Study program, are available to graduate students. Prospective students should contact the Boise State Financial Aid Office.
The application file is reviewed by the EEB Graduate Studies Committee for an admission (either acceptance or denial) and financial support recommendation. Applicants are recommended for acceptance to the ecology, evolution and behavior doctoral program only if they appear qualified academically, a major advisor is identified and willing, and funding is available through a research award, fellowship, or graduate assistantship.
If you are interested in scholarship information please visit our Scholarship Page for new and transfer students.
Applicants are required to have earned at least a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or a degree from a non-U.S. institution of higher education that is judged equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree by the International Admissions office and have an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (based on a 4-point scale) computed for all undergraduate credits from the applicant’s most recent baccalaureate degree.
A prospective student may apply at any time and should follow the general graduate application procedure for degree-seeking students (see Graduate Admission Requirements). Admission to the program is based on:
A cover letter that describes the applicant’s overall academic interests and goals, specific scientific interests, summarizes previous research experience, and gives a situation where problem solving and creativity helped the applicant overcome a challenge.
A curriculum vitae.
Three letters of recommendation.
Provide 1 to 3 names of EEB advisors whom the applicant is interested in working with during their dissertation.
Competitive applicants should have 1) an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00 on a 4-point system, and 2) an undergraduate degree in a closely related field. Provisional admission may be granted to those otherwise promising applicants who do not meet GPA or who have coursework deficiencies.