specialization: Evolution and Marine Biology biological and environmental sciences m.s., ph.d.
This graduate group focuses on understanding the diversity of form and function of terrestrial and marine organisms. We draw from evolutionary, developmental, and physiological perspectives, and apply these approaches to biodiversity, the environment, and human health. Areas of specialization include evolutionary genomics and population biology, marine biology, morphology and development, and science education and communication.
A strong advisor-student relationship is central to the EMB program. Prospective students should contact faculty directly to explore mutual interests before applying. Program flexibility encourages our students to work across traditional departmental boundaries and often seek interdisciplinary collaborations.
what should i submit with my online application?
All applications must be submitted online through the URI Graduate School. EES application deadlines are outlined in the FAQs section. In addition to the graduate school submission requirements, please make sure the following are also included in your application materials submitted:
- At the beginning of your personal statement, list one or more potential advisors in bold-face type.
- Arrange for submission of two letters of recommendation.
- Submit a scan of your GRE scores, uploaded as “supplemental materials” (in addition to requesting that ETS send a copy directly to URI).
- Consider submitting any additional materials that provide direct evidence of relevant experience or writing ability, such as published papers, research posters, or reports. Please upload any such documents as “supplemental materials”.
Specialization group coordinator: Jonathan Puritz
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
College of the Environment and Life Sciences
Phone: (401) 874-9020