Ph.D. Program in Comparative Biology Fall 2017 Applications Now Available: 

Unparalleled access to the resources of the Museum of Natural History, including its world-renowned collections, exceptional natural history library of more than 550,000 scientific volumes and over 45 distinguished faculty members...Apply Now!

 

AMNH Offers Unique Resources For Students...       

  • Access to one of the world's greatest natural history collections
  • A legacy of leadership in field and theoretical sciences
  • A long tradition of interdisciplinary approaches to research
  • public mission, providing a bridge between science and society

Featured Faculty

Dr. Frank T. Burbrink

Frank T. Burbrink

Frank T. Burbrink


RGGS Associate Professor, and Associate Curator, Division of Vertebrate Zoology (Herpetology)

Dr. Burbrink examines the evolutionary history and biogeography of reptiles and amphibians across the world. LEARN MORE >

 

Dr. Melanie Hopkins

Melanie Hopkins is an assistant curator in the Division of Paleontology.  ©AMNH/D.Finnin

Melanie Hopkins is an assistant curator in the Division of Paleontology. 

©AMNH/D.Finnin


RGGS Assistant Professor, and Assistant Curator, Division of Paleontology (Invertebrate Paleontology)

Dr. Hopkins’s research focuses on the study of morphological evolution in the fossil record. LEARN MORE >

 

Volunteer with the Gilder School

The Gilder Graduate School has an opening for a smart, dedicated volunteer to assist with many facets of the School’s work. Duties will range from data entry, proofreading and filing, to higher level projects such as conducting online research, assembling and sharing information, and assisting with special events. Experience working in Excel and Word is necessary. The hours are flexible within Mon-Fri., 9am-5pm. To be considered, apply here.

 

New York Times: Museums, Always Educational, Now Confer Degrees

Ellen V. Futter, president of the American Museum of Natural History, which offers master’s and doctoral programs.  Credit D. Finnin/American Museum of Natural History

Ellen V. Futter, president of the American Museum of Natural History, which offers master’s and doctoral programs. 

Credit D. Finnin/American Museum of Natural History


By ROBIN POGREBIN. You don’t typically expect to go to a museum and come out with a degree in higher education.

But the American Museum of Natural History now offers a master of arts in teaching and a Ph.D. in comparative biology.

“Many of the most important issues of the day have science as a foundation,” said Ellen V. Futter, the museum’s president. “There’s a real need for a public understanding of these issues and, as a result, a stronger need for more scientists.”

 

Daily News: Washington Heights sixth-graders name just-discovered Dominican Republic-native wasp species ‘La Luz Brillante’

By REUVEN BLAU.  Sixth-graders at the Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School got the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity after an entomologist (RGGS Comparative Biology Ph.D. Student Bernardo Santos) at the American Museum of Natural History reached out for assistance.

Entomologist Bernardo Santos speaks to students about the newly discovered wasp species at Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School. (American Museum of Natural History)

Entomologist Bernardo Santos speaks to students about the newly discovered wasp species at Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School. (American Museum of Natural History)