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Anatomy and Vertebrae Paleontology Programs

We seek students in all five of our labs. As we are in an enriched environment with respect to biomedical techniques, projects incorporating biomedical approaches to paleontological questions are encouraged.

 

Students in the anatomy and paleontology track receive structured training to equip them for careers teaching medical gross anatomy, development, histology, and neuroanatomy. Taking courses alongside the first-year medical students and progressing into teaching assistantships, graduate students develop and hone their anatomical knowledge and instructional skills.

 

Degrees are offered in Biomedical Sciences: Masters of Science (M.S.) or Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). The non-thesis master's is not offered for the Anatomy and Vertebrate Paleontology Track.


Admissions Information

M.S. Program

View admission requirements for the M.S. program

International students should start their application process early. The Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program requires a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 550 (213 computer-based or 79 Internet-based).

 

Ph.D. Program

View admission requirements for the Ph.D. program

 

International students should start their application process early. The Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program requires a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 550 (213 computer-based or 79 Internet-based).

 

Stipends for Ph.D. Students

 

Ph.D. students are eligible to receive a stipend. Stipends are competitive and do not require a teaching load. To be considered for a stipend, applications must be completed by January 15.

 

Teaching Assistantships

Upon successful completion of coursework, teaching assistantships in gross anatomy are available. Students are also encouraged to apply for NSF predoctoral funding and other grants.

 

Facilities and Field Work

Our vertebrate paleontology faculty members are actively building collections as a part of their research. Field work beyond basic techniques is not required for graduate projects, however Anatomy and Vertebrate Paleontology track students have the opportunity to pursue field projects. We do not maintain a research collection at OSU, but work cooperatively with several institutions that do.

 

We have moved into expanded research labs, including space allowing comparative dissections, fossil preparation and recovery, paleohistology, and 3-D image processing. We have an active vertebrate paleontology volunteer program that assists on research projects and provides opportunities for student and faculty outreach.

 

Regional Resources

We have close affiliations with the following institutions:

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