To discover, interpret, and disseminate—through scientific research and education—knowledge about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe.
The mission of the Ph.D. Program in Comparative Biology is to train the next generation of biologists through an approach that focuses on the history and interactions among species, and that takes advantage of the American Museum of Natural History’s unique and unparalleled resources, including its world-renowned collections; a legacy of excellence in field discovery and theoretical advances; and a public mission in science education.
The Richard Gilder Graduate School of the American Museum of Natural History will oversee post-secondary training activities at the Museum in the graduate fields of study embraced by the institution’s mission. The Richard Gilder Graduate School embraces graduate training, post-doctoral fellowships, and undergraduate training programs at the Museum, both independent activities and partnerships with universities.