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Prospective Graduate Students

Graduate students receive their degrees through the Department of Integrative Biology (IB), and information for prospective students (e.g., application and admissions procedures) can be found through the aforementioned link. The IB web site also has extensive information that is useful once students are admitted to the graduate program.

The Berkeley Natural History Museums (BNHM) website also provides information for prospective graduate students as well as a list of resources that the museums provide for grad students.

“MVZ students” are advised by Faculty who hold joint positions as IB professors and as Curators in the Museum. Students typically share office space in the Museum with several other students, either from the same or a different Faculty lab. MVZ students have access to all of the Museum facilities and resources, including research and conference support. Financial support for students is through fellowships, Graduate Student Instructorships, Graduate Student Researcher positions, or Curatorial Assistantships.

Students that are advised by Affiliated Faculty also may become an MVZ student on a case-by-case basis. The procedure is for the faculty member to write a letter of request and justification to the MVZ Director, Dr. Michael Nachman.

Prospective graduate students interested in applying to the IB and Museum programs should contact individual Faculty members directly to discuss their goals and prospects.


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