The PhD in Human Paleobiology program trains students to address key research questions surrounding human evolution. The STEM-designated curriculum draws on research tools from archaeology, behavioral ecology, genetics, hard tissue biology, morphology, neuroscience, paleoecology, paleontology, social cognition and more. Research is conducted both on site and through the Anthropology Department’s Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology housed in our cutting-edge lab facility.
The curriculum incorporates professional development opportunities outside the classroom, including workshop presentations and weekly peer research discussions.
The PhD program in Human Paleobiology is suspending admissions for this year, and will not be considering applications for the 2021-2022 academic year. We are taking this pause on admissions due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and our wish to support our current students as fully as possible. We note that our Master’s program will continue admissions as usual this year and our faculty would be pleased to discuss this option with interested applicants.