Vertebrate Paleontology Graduate Education

Vertebrate Paleontology is affiliated with the degree-granting KU Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, which offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. Classes in paleontology are commonly listed under both KU Geology and KU Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB), and sometimes other departments. The classes taken by graduate students in paleontology are often the same regardless of their department affiliation, however the individual department degree requirements vary. We recommend visiting the department websites to find details before deciding to which department you will apply.

Contact K. Christopher Beard at or phone +1-785-864-4185