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Earn your degree from the Richard Gilder Graduate School

The Richard Gilder Graduate School at the AMNH offers a wide range of training opportunities for students and postdoctoral trainees in the life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities. This includes the Museum’s unique Doctoral Program in Comparative Biology. We also offer a Master's Program in Teaching and a variety of fellowship opportunities for students, including our collaborative Ph.D. programs involving leading universities in New York State.


“As a graduate student in the AMNH, I was immersed in the exhilarating atmosphere of non-stop scientific discovery, intellectual debate, and passion for biodiversity.”

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Comparative Biology

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) - Earth Science


Other Degrees Conferred by the RGGS

  • Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) - Comparative Biology
  • Doctor of Science (Sc.D.), Honorary

Collaborative Ph.D. Programs

International Graduate Student Exchange Program

Other Fellowship Opportunities and Grants

Review our full list of fellowship and grant opportunities

The 2015 Comparative Biology PhD Cohort

Allison Bronson at the Second Year Symposium

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Cheryl Y. Hayashi

1996 Ph.D. in AMNH-Yale collaborative program
Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of California Riverside
2007 MacArthur Fellow

Photo Credit: The MacArthur Foundation

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