M.Sc. On Campus

Primate Behavior

Central Washington University

12 months
9068 USD/year
9068 USD/year
3794 USD/year
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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. 


Learning outcomes

Students entering the Primate Behavior program at Central Washington University 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Primatology
  • Current Issues in Primatology
  • Primate Culture and Cognition
  • Ethnoprimatology
  • Research Methods in Primatology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 3.0 cumulative Grade Point Average - GPA -  or above (on a 4.0 scale) is required to be academically admissible. The Graduate School calculates the last 90 quarter hour or last 60 semester hour GPA.
    • If the applicant’s native language is not English, he or she is required to demonstrate proof of English proficiency.
    • All students must provide adequate financial documentation before an admission decision can be made and an I-20 issued.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9068 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4534 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    9068 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4534 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    3794 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1897 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Ellensburg

895 - 1492 USD /month
Living costs

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