Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
The Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC) (Columbia University, the American Museum of Natural History, the New York Botanical Garden, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and Wildlife Preservation Trust, International) offers a Ph.D. program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology with special emphasis on the interface of the biological and social sciences to solve problems in environmental policy and conservation biology, while also offering specializations in ecosystem ecology, evolution and behavior. Fellowships offering full tuition and stipend for 5 years are available. Further information and application packets may be obtainedfrom the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology.
Columbia-American Museum of Natural History Alliance
At least two curators from the American Museum of Natural History will teach courses on an annual basis in Columbia 's anthropology department. Columbia 's anthropology students have access to the museum's research facilities, library, archives, laboratories, and collections. For students interested in pursuing a degree in museum anthropology, a Master of Arts degree program has been developed. This new formal alliance between the Museum and Columbia is the continuation of a long-standing tradition of cooperation begun by Franz Boas, Margaret Mead, and Harry Shapiro, all of whom were curators at the Museum and teachers in Columbia 's anthropology department.
Columbia-Teachers College Joint Program in Applied Anthropology
In 1968, Teachers College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of Columbia University initiated and implemented a Joint Program in Applied Anthropology. The joint venture between the Teachers College and the Department of Anthropology (Graduate School of Arts and Sciences) trains graduate students registered at either graduate school. By this agreement, all applied anthropological training at Columbia University is administered through Teachers College. The Joint Program offers a course of study and thorough training in applied anthropology that is certified by both institutions.
The Ph.D. program in Applied Anthropology is for those who plan to engage in scholarly writing and research, applied research and evaluation, or teaching and administrative responsibilities at colleges, universities, professional schools of education and medicine, research institutes, state, federal, and international agencies and bureaus. Students design and complete a 75 point (Ph.D.) course of study, pass the program's certification and language exams, conduct anthropological field research, and write and defend a research proposal and dissertation.