Paleontology

Paleontology at The University of Kansas was recently ranked fifth in the nation by the U. S. News and World Report, and the Paleontological Society, in its assessment of paleontology collections, ranked KU's fifth among universities. Both MS and Ph.D. degrees are awarded. The department has been successful in placing graduates both in academia and industry.

The Paleontological Institute at the University of Kansas is the global hub for production of the world-renowned Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, along with other paleontological publications. The Treatise project, founded in 1948 by the late Geology Professor R. C. Moore, involves hundreds of paleontologists worldwide and is one of the longest-running scientific enterprises in history, providing an invaluable resource for all aspects of invertebrate paleontology.

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Internationally recognized programs
Millions in grants and contracts for research
Generous financial support for students
Research projects that stretch to Antarctica, Greenland, and numerous points in between
Birthplace and home of Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology
A thriving field program that sends undergraduate and graduate students throughout the world
Industry recruiters who visit annually to hire KU Geology's graduating students
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