The Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology provides Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Applicants to the Department must be accepted by a major professor with whom they wish to work and who has agreed to supervise the student's graduate training and thesis dissertation research. Therefore, it is strongly encouraged that prospective students contact individual faculty members in the Program whose research interests coincide with their own and to list potential advisors on their application. Other minimum expectations are outlined in more detail on our website.

Mailing Address
Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology
University of California, Santa Barbara
Life Sciences Building, Room 4314
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9620

Degree icon Degrees Offered

Address iconDeadlines
  • Fall Only - December 1, 2020 (by 11:59 PM PST)

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  • Online application:
  • Statement of Purpose, Personal Achievements/Contributions, and Resume or CV (submitted in the online application)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (Submitted online)
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (Submitted online)
  • TOEFL scores 550 Paper-Based Test (PBT), 80 Internet-Based Test (IBT) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Overall Band score of 7 or higher (if applicable)
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a biological science
  • Minimum GPA 3.0 or equivalent
  • Final/Official transcripts will be required for all applicants who are admitted and have indicated their intent to enroll at UC Santa Barbara by submitting a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). UC Santa Barbara reserves the right to require official transcripts at any time during the admissions process, and rescind any offer of admission made if discrepancies between uploaded and official transcript(s) are found.
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