Graduate Education

Graduate Student

The University of Kansas has a multi-disciplinary paleontology program. The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) grants Master of Arts (MA) and Doctoral (PhD) degrees to those studying vertebrate paleontology. 

Classes in paleontology are commonly listed under both Geology and EEB, and sometimes other departments. Hence the classes taken by graduate students in paleontology are often the same regardless of their department. Nonetheless the individual department degree requirements vary. We recommend visiting their websites [link] to find out the details before deciding to which department you will apply.

The Geology Department's Paleontology site contains a plethora of information about paleontology at KU and becoming a paleontologist.

Contact information:
Name: K. Christopher Beard
email: chris.beard@ku.edu
phone: 785.864.4185