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Applications for admission to the Graduate Studies Program must be made separately to the New York Botanical Garden and to an Affiliated Program.

NYBG Admissions

All applicants for admission to the Graduate Studies Program must submit the following (electronically as e-mail attachments or mailed as hard copies):

  1. A completed application form for fellowship support
  2. A transcript of credits from each university attended
  3. A 1-2 page statement of academic purpose as described on the application form
  4. Three (3) letters of reference (these may be sent directly from recommenders)
  5. A transcript of your scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

International students must also pass the TOEFL English proficiency exam.

Completed applications and questions should be sent to:

Dr. Lawrence M. Kelly
Director of Graduate Studies
The New York Botanical Garden
Bronx, New York 10458-5126
Lkelly@nybg.org

Affiliated Program Admissions

City University of New York

Admission to the CUNY Ph.D. program is also required and is determined independently through a separate application to CUNY. Students may pursue a course of study in systematic or economic botany. Application forms may be obtained from:

The Graduate Division
City University of New York
33 West 42nd Street
New York, New York 10036-8099
Telephone: 212.642.2812
Fax: 212.642.2642
jreid1@email.gc.cuny.edu


Columbia University

Joint graduate studies in this program are conducted through the Center for Environmental Conservation (CERC), a consortium of Columbia University, The American Museum of Natural History, The New York Botanical Garden, The Wildlife Conservation Society, and the Wildlife Preservation Trust. Application forms may be obtained from:

CERC
405 Low Library
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027
Telephone: 212.854.8186
Fax: 212.854.8188
cerc@columbia.edu


Cornell University

Admission to the Ph.D. program is determined independently through a separate application to Cornell University. Students may pursue a course of study in systematic botany through this program. Application forms may be obtained from:

The Graduate School
Sage Graduate Center
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-6201
Telephone: 607.255.2131
Fax: 607.255.7979
plbio_mailbox@cornell.edu



Fordham University

Joint graduate studies are conducted through Fordham University's Biology Department and Calder Center. This program is well-suited to students interested in combining aspects of plant systematics, conservation biology, and ecology. Information is available at www.fordham.edu/biology/ , www.fordham.edu/calder_center, or by contacting Sergio Abreu (abreu@fordham.ed). Fordham applications may be downloaded from http://www.fordham.edu/gsas

New York University

The joint plant resources training program is designed for those interested in a molecular, systematics and/or economic botany course of study. Separate applications may be obtained from:

Graduate Admissions Office, Room B2
6 Washington Square North
New York University
New York, NY 10003
Telephone: 212.998.8200
Fax: 212.955.4015
coruzg01@mcrcr6.med.nyu.edu


Yale University

This joint program is conducted through Yale's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and is for students interested in economic botany, agroecology, and related topics. Application forms may be obtained from:

School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
205 Prospect Street
Yale University
New Haven, CT 06511
Telephone: 800.825.0330
Fax: 203.432.5942
oswald.schmitz@yale.edu


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