Program of Study

  1. Expected time to degree is 5 years. (Click to view new 5+1 Postdoctoral Fellowship Program)
  2. A total of 60 total credit hours
    • 15 credits (minimum) in required course work plus 45 additional credits
      1. Four Sub-Disciplinary Core Seminars (12 credits) (4 classes)
      2. Research Design Anthropology Seminar (3 credits)
      3. As needed: Seminars, courses in other departments, language coursework, methods, statistics, fieldwork, laboratory work, writing thesis in later years (45 credits)
  3. Annual assessments, with serious scrutiny at the completion of Year 1
  4. Comprehensive written exams in Fall of Year 3
  5. Yearly conference participation, submission of internal and external grants
  6. Successful completion of Teaching Apprenticeship (1 course on pedagogy, 2 terms as TA), in conjunction with the Kaneb Center and Anthropology faculty
  7. Completion of Professional Development Curriculum, in conjunction with the Career Center and the Graduate School
  8. Presentation of dissertation proposal, Fall of Year 3
  9. Completion of dissertation, Year 5
  10. Defense of dissertation, Year 5

Course Structure

Required courses for Years 1 - 2, at 3 courses per semester

Anthropology Graduate Trajectory PDF