The Richard Gilder Graduate School (RGGS) is the center for all post-secondary training programs in science at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). These programs include: our Ph.D. Program in Comparative Biology and Graduate Ph.D. Student Fellowship Program.
The AMNH Ph.D. Program in Comparative Biology builds on the Museum’s strength and experience in research and training, educating a new generation of scientists to become leaders in understanding the history and diversity of life on Earth and in disseminating their work in ways that will support advances in biological research, human health, biodiversity conservation, and related fields. This accelerated program is designed for students to complete the degree in four years. The Richard Gilder Graduate School will typically provide full financial support to matriculating students. Fall 2024 Ph.D. Program in Comparative Biology Deadline: December 15, 2023
The AMNH Ph.D. Graduate Student Fellowship Program (Collaborative Ph.D. Programs) is dedicated to the training of Ph.D. candidates in those scientific disciplines practiced at the Museum through educational partnerships with selected universities. Our current collaborations are with Columbia University, City University of New York (CUNY), Cornell University, Stony Brook University, and New York University (NYU). The university in which the student enrolls awards the degree. At least one Museum curator must serve as a graduate advisor, co-major professor or major professor, and adjunct university faculty member. Students benefit by having the staff and facilities of both the university and the Museum to support their training and research. To be eligible for the AMNH Ph.D. Graduate Fellowship, students must apply to both the university’s Ph.D. program and to the AMNH Ph.D. Graduate Student Fellowship Program. Fall 2024 Ph.D. Graduate Student Fellowship Program Deadline: December 15, 2023
Admission offered for the fall semester only
Students who plan to apply to both the RGGS Comparative Biology Ph.D. Program and to the Graduate Student Ph.D. Fellowship Program complete one single application, indicating on the application the program(s) to which they wish to apply. Students applying for the Graduate Fellowship must also apply for admission to at least one Ph.D. Program at one of the Museum's Partner Institutions.