Ph.D. (Comparative Biology)

The first Ph.D. degree-granting program for any museum in the western hemisphere.

RGGS PHD Researcher


  • Unique combination of courses and electives
  • Field work opportunities with AMNH scientists in locations around the world
  • Special opportunities for teaching experience, ranging from university level to the Museum’s exhibition and K-12 education programs
  • Learn conceptual basis, language, tools, and methods; intensive individual investigations
  • Depth in comparative biology, plus onsite collections, lab and computational resources


  • 2:1 faculty/student ratio
  • Accelerated 4-year program, with an innovative curriculum
  • Exceptional resources — full tuition, stipend, research budget, and health insurance
  • Deep commitment to student advising & mentoring