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If you asre interested in studying dinosaurs or other Mesozoic reptiles,
in the United States,you might check out:
1. South Dakota School of Mines in Rapid City http://www.sdsmt.edu
Cretaceous dinosaurs and marine reptiles; however, like in a lot of
places, these may be largely phased out before to long. Gordon Bell, the big
mosasaur expert down there, may be leaving this fall, and the other two profs
who dabble in Mesozoic reptiles are mostly interested in mammals.
2. Southern Methodist University in Houston
A lot of stuff here.
3. Texas Tech University in Lubbock http://www.texastech.edu
Mostly Triassic stuff, such as thecodonts, although if you work with
Thomas Lehman you may get to work in the Late Cretaceous.
4. Montana State University in Bozeman http://www.montana.edu
Horner is adjunct faculty here, and you would be working at the Museum of
the Rockies through the geology department here. The financial situation for
graduate students is apparently a little bleak.
5. University of Chicago
Sereno is here. Oliver Rieppel, who works with basal sauropterygians and
other marine reptiles, is also part of the adjunct faculty.
Apparently not a whole lot is going on there nowadays, although you might
check it out.
You will have to dig up the web pages for Southern Methodist, Chicago, and
Berkely yourself. Check out the web pages, do a little research, contact
professors. Feel comfortble sending e-mail directly to anybody if you have
questions or want to know something about what opportunities are availible for
graduate students; just make sure that you do some digging yourself before you
ask questions, so you don't waste thier time asking about stuff you can find
out easily in other ways. Now is a good a time as any to start making contacts.