Anthropology: PhD

Graduate Program in Anthropology

Dec. 1
Doctor of Philosophy
2 years minimum

Program Handbook

The PhD in Anthropology focuses on Integrative Anthropology; by this, we mean integration of anthropological perspectives (beyond what is usually considered the "four-field" approach), integration of theory and application, integration of teaching, research, and ethics, and integration of anthropology with other resources and scholars on campus and elsewhere. Students will learn to use multiple approaches to understanding humanity and its diversity and to address big questions in an inquiry-based fashion. We inculcate respect for divergent intellectual approaches, civil exchange, and an ethical orientation. Through a professionalization and apprenticeship approach, graduates will be prepared to take their place as scholar-teacher-practitioners in or out of the academy in the twenty-first century.

Application Materials:
  • GRE General Test required
  • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample(s) - refer to program site for details

Vania Smith-Oka
Director of Graduate Studies
Phone: (574) 631-7269