Central Washington University

Primate Behavior

Department Website www.cwu.edu/primate/graduate-program

This M.S. program offers an interdisciplinary graduate curriculum through Central Washington University's Primate Behavior and Ecology program. The program draws from courses and faculty in biology, psychology, anthropology, and philosophy. In addition to these disciplines, students choose coursework in animal behavior, evolutionary biology, and cognitive and comparative psychology. Nonhuman primates are the program's focus, but other species are addressed, as is the broader applicability of the principles that form the foundation of the disciplines above. Students conduct collaborative and independent non-invasive scientific research, complete husbandry experiences with a variety of primate species, and develop skills in field and laboratory research techniques. Research venues may include the Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle, WA), the Yellow Mountains of China, and the Molecular Anthropology Lab (Ellensburg, WA). To be admitted to the program, students must meet the general regulations for admission to Master's programs at CWU; hold an undergraduate degree in anthropology, psychology, biology, or related fields from an accredited university; submit GRE and TOEFL scores (if applicable); and arrange for a graduate faculty advisor in the program to serve as major advisor. Applications are due by February 1 for consideration for fall admission.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Lori K. Sheeran, Ph.D.
Director, Primate Behavior and Ecology program
Professor of Anthropology
Central Washington University
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7544
(509) 963-1434

Degrees Available