Top Paleontology Schools & Programs

Following are the top leading schools offering paleontology programs:

University of Cincinnati (UC)
- UC’s paleontology program, within the Department of Geology of the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, continues to be recognized as one of the nation's best. U.S. News & World Report ranked UC’s graduate paleontology program as 6th best in the nation in 2010.
- UC was asked to apply to be the host site of the 2009 North American Paleontological Convention, an international meeting of paleontologists that is convened every four years.

Yale University
- Paleontology has a long tradition of excellence at Yale and is a major part of the program in the Department of Geology and Geophysics. The research interests of faculty include taphonomy, biogeochemistry, exceptionally preserved fossils, trace fossils, morphology, etc.
- Yale University is ranked 1st in the nation in the US News Rankings of Earth Sciences Specialty: Paleontology (2010).

The University of Kansas
- Paleontology at The University of Kansas is studied primarily in the departments of Geology and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and some research is also underway in the department of Anthropology.
- U. S. News and World Report ranked KU's program in paleontology 7h in the nation in 2010, and the Paleontological Society, in its assessment of paleontology collections, ranked KU's 5th among universities.

University of Michigan
- The Department of Geological Sciences has the top ranked geology graduate program in the country, according to US News & World Report. The University's geochemistry and paleontology graduate programs also received top 5 rankings nationally in 2010.
- The Department of Geological Sciences welcomes applications to its graduate program from students with undergraduate/Master's degrees from all fields of science and with a genuine focused interest in the Earth Sciences.

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