Applications for admission are reviewed by two committees: that of your host department--Biology or Microbiology/Plant Biology--and the steering committee of the EEB program. When you complete the OU online application for admission select the appropriate EEB degree program from the pulldown menu under College of Arts and Sciences. The EEB steering committee requires a statement of purpose from the applicant and a letter of sponsorship from a member of the EEB faculty. The statement of purpose should be uploaded as part of your application. The letter of sponsorship from a member of the EEB faculty should be requested to be sent to Dr. Michael Kaspari, EEB Director at mkaspari at ou dot edu. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to build a relationship with an EEB professor during the application process.