Ph.D. in Anthropology
We are delighted to announce a new Ph.D. in Anthropology, focusing 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.
We will admit our first cohort of students in Fall 2014.
All students will be fully funded.
Application Requirements and Deadline
Deadline: December 15
- GRE (plan to take it at least 3 months prior to the deadline)
- If English is not your native language, TOEFL
- 3 letters of recommendation
- Statement of purpose
- Writing sample, maximum 20 pages double-spaced (optional)
- Curriculum vitae or resume (optional)
Prof. Ian Kuijt, Professor of Anthropology, Director of Graduate Studies, 574-631-3263.
- Expected time to degree is 5 to 6 years.
A total of 60 total credit hours
18 credits (minimum) in required course work plus 42 additional credits
- Topics in Anthropology and 3 Core Seminars (12 credits)
- Writing Anthropology Seminar (3 credits)
- Teaching Anthropology course (3 credits)
- As needed: Seminars, courses in other departments, language coursework, methods, statistics, fieldwork, or laboratory work (42 credits)
- 18 credits (minimum) in required course work plus 42 additional credits
- Annual assessments, with especially serious scrutiny at the completion of Year 1
- Comprehensive written exams in Year 2, with a “Hard Gate”
- Examination in a relevant foreign language if appropriate
- Submission of at least two external grant applications
- Conference presentation
- Submission of a paper to a scholarly journal
- Successful completion of Teaching Apprenticeship (1 course on pedagogy, 2 terms as TA, 1 term as instructor of record), in conjunction with the Kaneb Center and a Teaching Mentor
Completion of Professional Development Curriculum, in conjunction with the Career Center and the Graduate School
- Writing Anthropology Seminar
- Oral examination and defense of dissertation proposal
- Completion of dissertation
- Dissertation defense
Required courses for Years 1 - 3, at 3 courses per semester
|Course||Number of Courses||Year Taken||Credit Hours|
|Topics in Anthropology seminar||1||1||3|
|Writing Anthropology seminar||1||2||3|
|Teaching Anthropology course||1||2||3|
|Graduate courses in field of specialization, language courses, methods, statistics, courses in other departments, research, writing||14||1-5||42|