Graduate Degree

Anthropology - Doctor of Philosophy

Anthropology - Doctor of Philosophy
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Doctor of Philosophy
College of Social Science

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.

College of Social Science

Department of Anthropology

Graduate Study
Anthropology - Doctor of Philosophy

In addition to meeting the requirements of the university and of the College of Social Science, students must meet the requirements specified below.


Students applying for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy degree program in Anthropology will be considered regardless of the field of their previous academic training. It is, however, recommended that students have earned at least 12 undergraduate credits in anthropology before entering the program. Admission on other than a provisional status is normally contingent upon the possession of a bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university, and a junior-senior undergraduate grade-point average 3.0 or better in academic studies.

Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Anthropology

Students must complete the following:

1. Both of the following courses (6 credits):
ANP 830 Cultural and Linguistic Anthropological Theory: Key Issues and Debates 3
ANP 840 Biocultural Evolution 3
2. Completion of a methods course appropriate for the student’s subdiscipline. The course must be approved by the student’s guidance committee.
3. Completion of additional elective credits approved by the student’s guidance committee.
4. Successful completion of the comprehensive examination, including preparation of a dissertation research proposal.
5. Successful completion of 24 credits of ANP 999 Doctoral Dissertation Research and defense of the doctoral dissertation.