The graduate program in Primate Behavior at Central Washington University provides the only opportunity for students to earn an MS degree in Primatology in the United States. The program focuses on interdisciplinary, problem-oriented, broad-spectrum knowledge relating to primates, with a particular focus on conservation issues. Students entering the program will be exposed to coursework and practical experience in the areas of anthropology, biology and psychology and will have opportunities to conduct sanctuary, zoo, and/or field research under the guidance of faculty mentors. The program serves students who will enter the work force for employment in sanctuaries, zoos, field research, conservation agencies, or teaching, or who will continue on to Ph.D. programs.
Factors contributing to the unique nature of this program include:
The Primate Behavior program at Central Washington University is part of the Western Regional Graduate Program (http://wiche.edu/wrgp), through which residents of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands pay in-state tuition for approved WICHE programs. If you are a resident of one of these states, please indicate that on your application to the program.
Carly Batist has been awarded $7320 from the Duke Lemur Center Director's Fund for her thesis researStudent Research Presentations
Alexandra Sheldon will be presenting her research at the American Association of Physical AnthropoloAmanda Rowe, Doctorate Acceptance
Amanda has been accepted into the SUNY's Interdepartmental Doctoral Program in Anthropological Scien