Ecology and Evolution Graduate Program

Program Info

Ecology at Rutgers has a long and distinguished history. The program offers graduate education and training in microbial, plant, animal, and human ecology under the direction of an outstanding faculty on three campuses (New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden) and two marine stations (Tuckerton and Bivalve). In addition, graduate study can be undertaken with adjunct faculty at the Institute for Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York. The program provides a broad spectrum of courses and research opportunities to qualified students who seek careers in university teaching and research or opportunities in governmental agencies or private institutions. Members of the faculty actively pursue research in the following areas: conservation biology, ecosystem ecology, evolutionary biology, marine biology, microbial ecology, population and community ecology, population genetics, and restoration ecology.

The Graduate Program in Ecology & Evolution consists of approximately 70 faculty and 95 graduate students. The program is interdisciplinary in nature, and members are associated with several departments and all three campuses of Rutgers University. Admission is competitive, and students may study toward either M.S. or Ph.D. degrees.