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Link to Application
|December 15, 2016||
Enrollment is for the fall semester only.
SUMMARY OF APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR FALL 2017 APPLICANTS
|Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science||Or equivalent degree, from an accredited institution|
|Official transcripts||From all undergraduate/graduate institutions attended|
|GRE (general) results||Required, taken within the past five years--Institution Code 2471 or 1760|
|GRE (specialty) examination||Recommended (in pertinent field)--Institution Code 2471 or 1760|
|Three letters of support||Required from instructors, research advisors, or other mentors|
|Essay||Description of research interests/experience|
|Interview||Final candidates will be interviewed|
|Faculty sponsor||Through student contact or assigned by the AMNH|
|Application fee of $50||Required with application; non-refundable|
|Proficiency in English||
TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for non-native English speakers (who have not earned a college-level degree in the USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada or Commonwealth Caribbean countries), taken within the past 2 years.
TOEFL scores generally must total 600 or higher with 60 or greater on each subsection (PBT), or total 100 or higher with 25 or greater on each subsection (iBT). For more information on TOEFL go to http://www.ets.org/toefl/
IELTS scores must be at least 7.0 in total. For more information on IELTS please go to: http://www.ielts.org/
Applicants must have received a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science, or equivalent degree, from an accredited college or university prior to matriculation in the Museum’s program. Applications will be accepted from students who have completed some graduate work or an advanced degree at another institution. All applicants, however, will be required to complete the core courses of the RGGS program, regardless of their prior background.
Submission of Application
The application for admission, together with supporting materials must be uploaded online through the admissions portal: https://myrggs.amnh.org/Applicant/ApplyOnline_Login.aspx.
Please note that all applications and supporting materials become the property of the Richard Gilder Graduate School. Since the applicant is responsible for sending official transcripts to the RGGS in sealed envelopes and securing letters of recommendation, it is important that the applicant requests supporting documents as early as possible, to ensure that all supporting materials are secured well in advance of the application deadline.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact a member of the faculty prior to application. Final candidates will be invited to the Richard Gilder Graduate School for interviews, whenever possible. The interview process represents the graduate school’s commitment to finding students that will most benefit from and contribute to the Ph.D. Comparative Biology program. It also enables the Graduate School faculty to make the very best matches between students and faculty advisors - part of the Richard Gilder Graduate School’s deep commitment to personal advising, mentorship, and guidance of students.
Notice of Non-Discrimination
The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Museum does not discriminate with respect to employment, or admission or access to Museum facilities, programs or activities on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, current or former participation in the uniformed services, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin, or on account of any other basis prohibited by applicable City, State, or Federal law. If special accommodations are needed in applying for a position, please call the Office of Human Resources. Inquiries or complaints regarding any form of harassment, discrimination or retaliation may be directed to Dan Scheiner, Vice President of Human Resources, Title IX Coordinator, and EEO Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-769-5109, or Kala Harinarayanan, Senior Director of Environmental Health & Safety, Deputy Title IX Coordinator and Deputy EEO Coordinator at email@example.com or 212-769-5226. Individuals may also file complaints, as applicable, with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights, which has its regional enforcement office at Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 32 Old Slip, 26th floor, New York, NY 10005-2500, 646-428-3900, or OCR.NewYork@ed.gov and/or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, located at 33 Whitehall Street, 5th floor, New York, NY 10004, 800-669-4000.