Graduate Student Application

First Name:

Last Name:

Email Address:
(please use the same email as you did on your graduate division application)

Phone Number:

U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident:   Yes   No
(Citizenship status does not affect eligibility)

California Resident:   Yes   No

I am applying for an MS in Biology specializing in the Ecology and Evolution of Medicine

I am applying for an MS in Biology

I am applying for an PhD in Biology



Research Interest

Brief description of research interests (50 characters max):

(Example: Evolutionary ecology; gene flow; plants)



Prospective Faculty Advisor(s)

Select up to five names from the scrolling list below (use the control or command key to make multiple selections) OPTIONAL for MS in EvMed applicants.

Describe why you have chosen particular faculty members as potential advisors. Please write about whether you have contacted these faculty member(s), and what aspects of the research or papers of their work that you have read and found interesting. OPTIONAL for MS in EvMed applicants.



Awards and other Distinctions: List any academic awards, prizes, honors, fellowships or other distinctions that you have received. OPTIONAL

Pertinent work experience: List paid or volunteer positions, such as research internships, that you feel are relevant. OPTIONAL

Publications: List any publications, or manuscripts submitted for publication, on which you are an author. OPTIONAL

Statement of Purpose: Please state your purpose in applying for graduate study, your particular area of specialization within the major, your plans for future occupation or profession, and any additional information that may aid the selection committee in evaluating your preparation and your aptitude for graduate study at UCLA.

Personal History Statement: Describe how your background, accomplishments, and life experiences led to your decision to pursue a graduate degree in the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Include any educational, personal, cultural, economic, or social experiences, challenges or opportunities relevant to your academic journey. In addition, please describe any aspects of your personal background, accomplishments, or achievements that will allow the department to evaluate your contributions to the University's diversity mission. Contributions to diversity and equal opportunity can take a variety of forms, such as efforts to advance equitable access to education, public service that addresses the need of a diverse population, or research that explores inequalities.

Upload CV (if you entered a file here, please do so again) : (as word doc, or pdf only) OPTIONAL



Have GRE scores* and ONE official copy of your academic transcripts sent to the following address:

Graduate Student Affairs Officer
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
610 Charles E. Young Drive East
University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7246

For your GRE scores:
The institution code for UCLA is 4837
The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department code is 0203

* MS in EvMed applicants may submit MCAT scores in lieu of GRE scores.