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The Richard Gilder Graduate School Offers Students a New and Novel Ph.D. Program in Comparative Biology…

RGGS Bioscience

Our own new Ph.D. degree program, in Comparative Biology. This is the first Ph.D. degree-granting program for any museum in the western hemisphere.

A balanced curriculum with a program that combines training in highly theoretical areas with practical, hands-on work in the laboratory, and unparalleled opportunities to carry out collections-based and field research.

An extraordinarily high faculty to student ratio of 2:1 that provides students with individualized attention from our world renowned scholars and scientists.

A program of over 120 field expeditions annually, together with a field research station, the Southwestern Research Station, in an area of rich biodiversity in Arizona.

Access to one of the world’s most important natural history collections of 32 million specimens and artifacts, including the Ambrose Monell Collection for Molecular and Microbial Research (frozen tissue collection) and one of the world’s largest databases of astrophysical and biological data.

The largest independent natural history library in the Western Hemisphere.

The opportunity to participate in AMNH pre-college, teacher training, and public outreach programs, extending the range of educational experiences, dialogue, and training open to graduate students well beyond those available at other institutions of higher education.

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American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5100

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