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Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology at University of Pennsylvania

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Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology at University of Pennsylvania

If you plan to study ecology, evolution and systematics biology, take a look at what University of Pennsylvania has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

UPenn is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and approximately 26,552 students attend the school each year.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology section at the bottom of this page.

UPenn Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Ecology
  • Doctorate Degree in Ecology

UPenn Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology Rankings

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There were 3 students who received their doctoral degrees in ecology, making the school the #70 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Ecology Student Demographics at UPenn

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the ecology majors at University of Pennsylvania.

UPenn Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology Master’s Program

65% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 23 students who earned a master's degree in Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology from UPenn in 2020-2021, 35% were men and 65% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 33% men graduate in ecology each year. UPenn does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 2% more men than average.


In the ecology master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 43% of degree recipients. That is 15% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of Pennsylvania with a master's in ecology.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 6
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 11
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Careers That Ecology Grads May Go Into

A degree in ecology can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for PA, the home state for University of Pennsylvania.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Health Specialties Professors 12,420 $95,160
Medical Scientists 7,970 $114,370
Natural Sciences Managers 4,480 $147,810
Biological Science Professors 3,250 $94,510
Biological Scientists 660 $73,550


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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