Related Programs


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In addition to traditional advanced biology degrees, GW offers several interdisciplinary graduate programs that combine faculty and classes from multiple academic departments, enabling students to integrate their academic interests.


MA in Environmental and Resource Policy 

The Environmental Resource Policy Program offers an interdisciplinary Master of Arts in Environmental and Resource Policy. Students make use of partnerships with Washington, D.C.-based government agencies and private industry groups and attend lectures, policy events, congressional hearings and Supreme Court cases on a host of environmental topics.


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MA in Museum Studies

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Housed within GW’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, the Museum Studies Program includes an interdisciplinary Master of Arts degree. Individual degree plans often include biology coursework, as well as internships at one of more than 60 museums and cultural organizations.



PhD at the Institute for Biomedical Sciences

The Institute for Biomedical Sciences offers several interdepartmental doctoral programs. These degrees combine the resources and expertise of the Biology Department, the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, the National Institutes of Health and Children’s National Medical Center.


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MS or PhD in Human Paleobiology

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"My project is in collaboration with the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. I've enjoyed becoming a part of the GW Biology Department community and getting to meet others at seminar socials and discussion groups. … I've become a more collaborative scientist in my time here."

Milton Tan

2018 Postdoctoral Fellow
Guillermo Orti Lab