Duke’s University Program in Ecology is one of the foremost in the world. It comprises faculty and students from across campus, including from the Nicholas School of the Environment, the Departments of Biology and Evolutionary Anthropology, the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology in the Medical School, and the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Pratt School of Engineering.
Research in the program is as diverse as the researchers themselves, but all research shares questions of how organisms interact with each other and the environment to form dynamic populations, communities, and ecosystems.
See the University Program in Ecology website for full details.
How to Apply
- Before applying to the University Program in Ecology it is critical to identify one or a few professors you would like to work with who can discuss program options and direct you to the appropriate program. For further information, contact one of our professors who mentor in the UPE program.
- Applications are entirely through Duke’s Graduate School. The doctoral program application is available online.
See the Duke Graduate School for details about admission and degree requirements.