Degree Offerings

Degree Program Requirements Overview
Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology
  • 15 graded courses, including up to 3 independent studies
  • At least 2 courses in disciplines outside of Cultural Anthropology
  • Theories Exam at the end of the first year
  • Portfolio 
  • Dissertation
  • Language proficiency if relevant
  • Plan of Study every year (except final semester of dissertation-writing)
  • Teaching service
Certificate Program in Anthropology and History
  • Core graduate seminar
  • Participation and presentation in colloquium
  • At least two other courses in the non-degree department.
  • Research paper (may be a part of the student's portfolio).
  • Dissertation prospectus

Transfer Credit

The department does not grant credit for any previous M.A. work at other universities. Our philosophy is that you will gain the most benefit by taking a full course load in the department – and proceeding through the program at the same pace as your fellow students.