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.
MA in Museum Studies
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.
MS or PhD in Human Paleobiology
The Human Paleobiology graduate program includes interdisciplinary Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees supported by both the Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology (CASHP) and the Department of Anthropology. CASHP shares resources with the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences as well as the Smithsonian Institution’s Human Origins Program and the Carnegie Institution of Washington.
"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."
2018 Postdoctoral Fellow
Guillermo Orti Lab