About Us

ATTENTION: Duke’s Department of Cultural Anthropology will not be admitting new candidates to its Graduate Program next year (application December 2016, matriculation September, 2017).     We will resume regular admissions the following year.

The Department of Cultural Anthropology at Duke ranks among the top programs in the country. We have 18 full-time faculty members, all of them world-class experts in their fields. Many of our faculty are also award-winning teachers and the department prides itself on its mentoring and concern for students. Our undergraduate major offers students the skills of cross-cultural understanding and critical social awareness to pursue careers in law, medicine, education, government, business, and other fields. Our graduate program includes a renowned doctoral program for students wishing to pursue a Ph.D., and a certificate program in Anthropology and History.