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Oklahoma State University

Anatomy and Vertebrae Paleontology Programs

graduate opportunites

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

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: