Anthropology Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Anthropology

We offer a depth of study in all four anthropological subfields: archaeology, bioanthropology, linguistic anthropology, and social-cultural anthropology. Our graduate students choose one of these fields for specialization, and may take courses in or pursue an inside minor in any of the other fields.

All four fields of study have a foreign language requirement. You must pass a qualifying examination to be recommended to candidacy for our Ph.D. degree. In addition, research and teaching are critical parts of our graduate training.

These concentrations involve faculty from two or more of the subfields and from within other departments. Each of these supplemental concentrations involves its own breadth requirements within Anthropology that may require further class work in addition to your primary subfield of focus.

Learn more about Ph.D. requirements in our Student Portal

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