The Florida Museum of Natural History is a place for research and education within the University of Florida system. All graduate degrees are granted through the University of Florida Graduate School.
There are many University of Florida Master’s or Doctoral degree-granting departments that are affiliated with the Florida Museum and all Florida Museum faculty teach and advise (act on graduate committees) through affiliated UF degree-granting departments. Many of these departments make financial support available in the form of teaching or research assistantships and in some situations Museum faculty can also provide financial support.
Getting a Graduate Degree through the Florida Museum of Natural History
To determine which program is most appropriate, prospective Florida Museum graduate students should look at student information from the Florida Museum program they wish to work in and directly contact a potential adviser.
Prospective students should also visit the faculty page to identify potential advisors. Prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact directly their prospective mentors/advisors.
Florida Museum Program Information
Paleontological (Ancient) Biological and Geological Sciences
- Caribbean Archaeology
- Environmental Archaeology
- Florida Archaeology
- Historical Archaeology
- Latin American Archaeology
- South Florida Archaeology & Ethnography
Neontological (Modern) Biological Sciences
- Katherine Ordway Professor of Ecosystem Conservation
- Malacology/Invertebrate Zoology
- Molecular Systematics & Evolutionary Genetics
Degree-granting UF Departments associated with the Florida Museum
- AMCB: Animal Molecular & Cellular Biology
- Animal Sciences
- Art History
- Biology (including botany and zoology)
- Entomology & Nematology
- Environmental Engineering Sciences
- Genetics & Genomics
- Geological Sciences
- Latin American Studies
- Museum Studies
- PMCB: Plant Molecular & Cellular Biology
- SNRE: School of Natural Resources and Environment
- School of Teaching and Learning
- Veterinary Medical Science
- Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
There are also opportunities for Independent Study through these departments.