Ph.D. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
The Ecology and Evolutionary
Biology (EEB) program is designed to provide the broad
education needed to understand and conserve
the Earth's biological diversity in all its forms. Matriculating
students will gain the skills to conduct ecological,
behavioral, systematic, molecular, and other evolutionary
biological research, as well as to formulate and implement
environmental policy. Graduates may pursue academic
careers as researchers and teachers, or professional
positions in national or international conservation,
environmental and multilateral aid organizations.
All Ph.D. students in EEB must complete environmental policy requirements. There are 2 options; one in which an
Environmental Policy Certificate is obtained
and another in which a series of policy courses are required, but an additional year is not required. Which option a student should take is determined by the faculty upon admission, though it is possible to change at a later date. See the handbook for further details.
Ph.D in Evolutionary Primatology
Columbia has offered a Ph.D.
program in Evolutionary Primatology for nearly a decade.
of this program are coordinated with the New York Consortium
in Evolutionary Primatology (NYCEP).
NYCEP, a consortium of the City University of New York,
Columbia University, New York University, the American
Museum of Natural History, and the Wildlife Conservation
Society, provides a multi-institutional venue for graduate
training leading to the Ph.D., which emphasizes all
aspects of the behavioral, morphological and evolutionary
biology of primates. Course offerings in this program
are coordinated across the NYCEP institutions.
in the past, this Ph.D. program was administered by
the Anthropology Department, it is now housed within