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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
See also NYCEP

Columbia has offered a Ph.D. program in Evolutionary Primatology for nearly a decade. Many aspects 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.

While in the past, this Ph.D. program was administered by the Anthropology Department, it is now housed within E3B.

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