Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology Master of Science

About us

The Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology (EEOB) offers an MS program (thesis) which leads to mastery of the fundamental principles in the student’s area of interest in the general realm of evolution, ecology and organismal biology.

The program is not prescriptive, but rather is planned by the student and a member of the EEOB graduate faculty who acts as her/his research advisor so as to meet the student's individual needs and interests. The student and research advisor select an advisory committee who may also be involved in suggesting courses and planning the graduate program of the student.

Our graduate students have found national fellowship placement, national and international post-doctoral appointments, and employment in academia, state and federal wildlife preservation divisions, research facilities, and for-profit organizations across the country.

For more information: eeob.osu.edu/grad/program-handbook

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

International graduates of this major are approved by the Department of Homeland Security for three (3) years of work permission in the United States after graduation. Visit the Office of International Affairs website for more information.